FIP in cats

Give it to me straight bros, is there any hope? My kitten is 6 months old and diagnosed with FIP. Vet is pressuring me to put him down, but I found this obscure Facebook group where people are buying a miracle cure from china (GS-441524 not authorized for sale in the USA). They say it has 90% success rate but it is crazy expensive. Is it worth trying?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is my foster, Moonshadow. He had FIP and he made a full recovery, he spends all day lounging, wrestling with his brother and screaming at me for wet food. There is hope

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The stuff works it's just that it costs an arm and a leg because the FDA is taking it's sweet ass time approving it for veterinary use. The same ingredient also mitigates coof symptoms and the manufacturer has no incentive to push for approval when it can just rake in the fedbux. There's a UC Davis study underway to study the drugs efficacy in cats.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Vet is pressuring me to put him down, but I found this obscure Facebook group where people are buying a miracle cure from china (GS-441524 not authorized for sale in the USA).
    Sacrificing a rhino to your cat will not keep her alive, either, anon.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    GS-441524 is legit- If you've got the $, chances are it will cure your kitten

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/05/remdesivir-cats/611341/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The drug may be legit, it might even save his cat, but the point here is that there's literally zero way that this dude can guarantee that ah-leung is going to send him the legit medicine, or the legit medicine cut with 70% tap water, or a vial of mountain dew and dog cum. Or he may be like "yep okay here's the tracking number" and then just get nothing at all.
      Sick-cat anon has no recourse if these people fuck him over, and they have no incentive to NOT fuck him over. He's going to get fucked over.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't you looking into remdesivir instead? Whilst not licensed in cats, it does have a human license and can be prescribed off the cascade.

    References below:
    https://ccah.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4586/files/inline-files/Treatment%20of%20FIP%20with%20Remdesevir.final-2.pdf

    https://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-vet/news/successful-fip-treatment-with-remdesivir

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8621566/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They don't prescribe this for cats in the US, or at least my vet doesn't prescribe it/administer it but he did put me in contact with someone who can get the GS one under the table. Just got my hands on the vials earlier today and it wasn't as expensive as I thought. Hope it works on the little guy.
      From what I understand GS and remdesivir are very similar, but the GS stuff is cheaper to synthesize.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's not worth it. Sure, it's unfortunate that the kitty had to go so early, but kittens are plentiful, and theres always others looking for a home. not every animal is meant to make it

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not to be an asshole but you guys barely had any history together, you don't owe him extra mile yet. And don't let other people pressure you into virtue signalling too, this never ends well.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >They say it has 90% success rate but it is crazy expensive.
    I'm going to be a dick. The chinks are trying to scam you. They know you are sad and in a bad place and they don't care about your cat.
    You know what they call alternative medicine that works? Traditional medicine. Go take your cat to another vet if you want a second opinion but Chinese Facebook scams are just scams

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      See

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8388366/

      So I guess the drug itself is legit, but idk about trusting China.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not some alternative medicine, it's an actual drug that is shipped from china because the company holding the patent refuses to apply for a licence.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >It's not some alternative medicine, it's an actual drug that is shipped from china because the company holding the patent refuses to apply for a licence.
        Dude, it is a scam. If they aren't getting a license it is because it would never pass muster. If they had anything some big pharma company would for sure license it from them and distribute it on a fee basis, like a licensing fee.
        You have no idea as to what the fuck the miracle cure is, it could be water, it could be radium. The chinks don't care about if the animal is suffering.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This. There must be a reason why it’s not FDA approved. If it was really a miracle cure for something, they would just go through the process and sell it to you. Plus you have no idea what you are getting by ordering on a random chinese website. Getting scammed and making your cat suffer during her last days.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. You also have no way of verifying the the treatment is what it says it is. If you could trust the source and had the money then it'd potentially worth a chance.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do it anon. i feel bad about using your kitty as an experimental subject but im curious about what the results would be

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8388366/

    So I guess the drug itself is legit, but idk about trusting China.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >miracle cure from china
    >is crazy expensive
    Anon.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Miracle cure from China? What is it toe nails? But seriously my cat was dying from kidney failure and I got him some of of miracle medicine from amazon that had good ratings and it did seem to help him for 2 weeks but then his health tanked hard and I had to put him down because he was about to die anyday.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's some chemical that Gilead Science has a patent for but refuses to apply for an FDA licence apparently because it is too easy to produce and cures COVID which would compete with their remdesivir (sounds like a crazy conspiracy, but google it)
      It comes from China because China doesn't care about patents and they are just synthesizing it and selling on the black market

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it doesn't hurt to spend the money, why not? It's a lil cutie pants, snot nosed kitty kat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Money is not the main issue. I'm mostly concerned I would be putting him through a painful treatment that requires daily injections for 12 weeks and it's not guarantee to work.

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