By Bug’s family

Bug was adopted from FieldHaven Marketplace on October 23, 2021. His adoption was a big deal for our family of three humans and two dogs, as we all agreed when seeing Bug’s photo on the website, he was the one for us – so much so that when we adopted him, we did not change his name. Bug was shy the first couple of days after we brought him home, but soon after acting like a normal kitten his age.

All normal activity ceased on November 7 when Bug started to show rear leg ataxia and uveitis. We immediately scheduled an appointment with his than vet, but they had to no answers. We were referred to a neurologist, but the appointment was two months out. Between November and his neurology appointment, Bug became incontinent.

Coincidentally, Nancy, a FieldHaven volunteer, called to check on Bug as she knew he had a neuro appointment, so I informed her of his diagnosis, and she immediately connected me with Joy S. The rest is history as we immediately started Bug on treatment.

We have had some setbacks along the way due to his incontinence, but he seems to be heading in the right direction as we progress through treatment.

Update: We are saddened by the news of Bug’s passing. We will continue our fight against FIP in his honor.

Star Stats

Diagnosis Date: TBD
FIP Type: Neuro
Treatment Completion Date: N/A
Cure Date: N/A
Source: Owner
Caregiver(s): TBD
Veterinarian(s): Dr. Alex Rensing, DVM (FieldHaven Feline Center)
Status: Deceased


“Since Bug’s FIP diagnosis FieldHaven has been the best support team I could ask for apart from the Warriors Group on Facebook. Dallas helped administer his injections the first couple of days of treatment until our personal supply was received. They kenneled him for a couple of days to ensure he was receiving his injections while I was out of town. Bug has a standing 9 AM appointment on Tuesdays with Dr. Rensing as she continues to monitor his urine scalding due to his FIP induced incontinence. I am so thankful to all at this amazing haven.”