By the Willey family

We adopted Jasper and his brother, Judd, at nine-weeks-old from FieldHaven Feline Center on September 9, 2021. We noticed Jasper was not very active, not eating, and his belly was growing. We took him to the vet and they thought he was having bowel issues. Two days later, he had not improved, so we took him back to the vet. This time, they guessed it was FIP and that there was no cure. At home, I started researching and saw a note on the paperwork from the vet. It stated that FieldHaven had some success treating FIP, so my daughter and I contacted them. We then joined FIP Warriors on Facebook. That evening, we took Jasper into FieldHaven and he was given his first dose. The next morning, Jasper was pushing our other cats out of the way to get to the food bowl. It has now been three weeks of shots. Besides his fur being shaved, you would have no way of knowing he was sick. He is gaining weight and has lost his belly. FieldHaven has been extremely helpful during all of this!

Star Stats

Diagnosis Date: November 12, 2021
FIP Type: Wet
Treatment Completion Date: February 4, 2022
Cure Date: April 29, 2022
Source: FieldHaven Feline Center
Caregiver(s): Willey Family
Veterinarian(s): Sara Neilson, DVM
Status: Cured


“On November 12, we got the awful news that our 6 month old kitten had an incurable disease (that I had never heard of) and that he had 2 to 3 weeks to live. As we were doing the research on the disease, we read a note from our vet indicated that FieldHaven had some success in treating the disease. FieldHaven is where we adopted Jasper, so we texted Dallas to find out more information. Dallas and Joy made arrangement for us to come in that night to shave Jasper and give his dose. They told us about the cost and we didn’t have to do it all at once and that the success rate was very high. The next morning Jasper was eating for the first time in over a week. He even pushed the other cats out of the way to get to the food. Joy continued to give Jasper his shots and train my daughter and I until we received our supplies. Joy even gave Jasper shots when our family was out of town for a night. On February 4, Jasper had his 84 day lab work and final shot! From November 12 to February 4, he gained 4.3 lbs (6.2 lbs to 10.5 lbs), lost his belly and is fully of energy. He has almost caught up in size with his brother. Jasper loves to bat his small soccer balls from one end of the house to the other. He will grab a Santa hat or stuffed doll and run all over the house like it is his prey. We can’t thank FieldHaven (Joy and Dallas) and our vet Sara Nielson, DVM enough for all the help that they have provided.”