Cats And Coronavirus Treatment. For many of us, “coronavirus” was an unfamiliar word until early this year, but doctors have been dealing with coronaviruses for decades. As yet poorly understood changes in the virus can give rise to mutants that lead to the development of feline infectious peritonitis (fip).
But thanks to a trove of research on previous coronavirus epidemics, scientists have shown this family of viruses can jump from bats into other species, like civet cats and camels. It is important to note that feline coronavirus (fcov) is not associated with the current coronavirus pandemic. A drug used on cats may offer a possible treatment for coronavirus, it is hoped.
Vaccination would be the treatment of choice.
It is a coronavirus of the species alphacoronavirus 1 which includes canine coronavirus (ccov) and porcine transmissible gastroenteritis coronavirus (tgev). Treatment, if required, is symptomatic and supportive (ie, fluid therapy, oral electrolyte solutions, antiemetics). What is feline coronavirus or fcov? While there are various different strains of coronavirus that affect other species of animals such as dogs, the feline form of the disease is specific to cats, and is not contagious to other species of animals.