Feline Infectious Peritonitis/Feline Coronavirus (FIP/FCoV)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a complex and inevitably fatal disease whose mode of transmission and infection is still not entirely understood. While outbreaks or increased rates of infections are rare, shelters should have a plan in place to monitor for elevated rates of disease and to respond appropriately. This information sheet provides a basic overview of this disease and presents some ideas to consider if you face increased FIP rates in your shelter.
Canine: Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (a.k.a. "Kennel Cough")
Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) is a syndrome of diseases that are of significant concern in any multi-dog setting. The appropriate treatment and containment practices needed to address a CIRDC incident will vary considerably based on the specific agent or agents involved. In many cases identifying the agents involved is not possible; therefore, a prevention strategy is the key to tackling CIRDC in a shelter setting.
Feline Upper Respiratory Infection aka URI
Successfully managing feline upper respiratory infection (FeURI) in a shelter setting requires much more than medical treatment of a clinically ill cat. It requires a comprehensive sheltering plan that addresses each cat's physical and mental well-being and includes an immunization plan to provide a high level of disease protection for a cat before it enters the shelter environment.