Absolutely - hope it all works out. In my experience, with several young cats, that's been the situation. But only for the young ones less than 3 years old. Some of my older FELV cats do well. Think I've lost 5 or 6, and presently have 3, all over 3 years old.

My point is that you need to start treating those young ones early, when they appear healthy and be absolutely consistent - not wait till they show symptoms. There's a tendency to wait, and you really need to start supporting them early... The ones I've had regularly on interferon have done well, but did die when they were about 2.5 years old, and when at the same time, for one reason or another (vacation, pet sitter, etc) they didn't get regular interferon or other appropriate support .

My 3 older ones now don't get any extra supplements, and have done great (2 are 10 years, 1 is 4 years). They are in a very stable environment, get wet good cat food daily, and I don't know, just do great.

Best of luck,


On Feb 9, 2008, at 11:53 AM, Lance wrote:

I think the better way to look at is: the sooner the better. Some positive cats get treated when they're extremely symptomatic and can recover from problems like nasty URIs or GI troubles. We've seen it here. But, it's better not to wait, and I think that this is one place where some vets do positive cats and their owners a real disservice. As some of you may remember, the vet that tested Ember and found her to be positive just suggested that we drop in every six months instead of every year. She said *nothing* about interferon, supplements, good food, low stress environments, etc. Not helpful! :( I've considered writing her a letter to relate my experiences.


On Feb 9, 2008, at 8:55 AM, Jane Lyons wrote:

When they start showing symptoms, it's too late.

I'm hoping you're wrong Gloria.
We've managed to get rid of a lot of symptoms through homeopathy, supplements, quality food and
excessive TLC.  I couldn't bare to think it is too late.

On Feb 9, 2008, at 12:27 AM, Gloria Lane wrote:

I would think you generally start now, before symptoms. When they start showing symptoms, it's too late.


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue & Frank Koren wrote:

When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin? When they still have no symptoms? I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease. He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite. How often do the success stories like Minstrels come along? These postings have so much new information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that it is hard to know what to think. I just know the little guy cleaning himself in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him. Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes. Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger? I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant. I am so glad for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
Thank you everybody for all your advise.

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