It seems probable to me.  I went through 4 courses of chemo and none of them 
worked, in fact last one was killing me.  After 1 year without treatment other 
than vitamins, minerals and prayer, I went into spontaneous remission.  The 
Doxycycline does the same, gives the body time to heal.

---- Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com> wrote: 
> Jen
> 
> If that were my cat, I would consider putting him on a 4 to 6 week course of 
> the Doxycycline. Before my cat, Zander, had his BIG crash when his 
> haematocrit went down to 5, he had a mini crash about 2-3 months before. We 
> were (stupidly) reassured by the fact that he recovered with the use of the 
> Doxycycline. In hindsight, I have said many times to my husband, that I 
> should have kept Zander on the Doxycycline. It has anti-RNA replication 
> properties which might be the reason it sometimes seems to be effective in 
> cases involving FeLV – ie – it interferes with the ability of the virus to 
> replicate.
> 
> I saw a programme last night on the fight against the Ebola virus, and I was 
> struck by something that one of the doctors said. This particular doctor was 
> himself infected by Ebola as he attempted to treat others who had the 
> infection. He spent 40 days in isolation, with one body system after another 
> shutting down and requiring medical intervention to keep him alive. After 40 
> days, he began to recover and became symptom free. He was of the view that 
> the body can ultimately be able to mount an immunological attack on just 
> about every challenge, if it can survive long enough to do so. It got me 
> thinking about FeLV and I wondered if perhaps Zander’s protocol helps the 
> body to stay alive (not succumb to things like anemia, and internal bleeding 
> from low platelets, etc), long enough to permit the cat’s own immune response 
> to the virus. I have no idea of course, and it is all conjecture on my part, 
> but I think that the Doxy plays a role in slowing down viral replication. 
> Thus, if a cat tests positive for FeLV, putting him on Doxy for a 4-6 week 
> period, then that might give the cat the opportunity to mount an immune 
> response. And again, please recognize that the time frame is just me thinking 
> this sounds good because it needs to be a longer duration than the average 
> bacterial infection – it may need to be even longer than that.
> 
> Amani
> 
> 
> 
> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
> Jennifer Olson
> Sent: March-01-17 1:28 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Zander's Protocol
> 
> Thank you for clarifying for me so quickly ! ! !
> My new fur-baby, now called Figaro (husband named because this stray was 
> "singing" outside on COLD morning Dec 22nd), is not sick with anything r/t 
> being FeLV+ presently.
> What I understand is this regimen is for cats in hemodynamic crisis?
> Do you advise any action now, to suppress the leukemia virus?
> Jen
> 
> On Mar 1, 2017 12:09 PM, "Amani Oakley" 
> <aoak...@oakleylegal.com<mailto:aoak...@oakleylegal.com>> wrote:
> No – it’s just what I call it, in honour of my baby boy, Zander. I have just 
> referred to it as such, here, among friends.
> 
> Amani
> 
> From: Felvtalk 
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org>]
>  On Behalf Of Jennifer Olson
> Sent: March-01-17 1:07 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Zander's Protocol
> 
> I tried searching for Zander's protocol online with no results. Is this a 
> term or phrase coined here, or widely used in veterinary medicine?
> Thx, Jen
> 
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