Junior had fevers as well. I believe the IR helped the fevers and his gingivitis that he also had at that time. I like to say it got him over the hump. He received IV injections and yes it is a trade off due to stressing the cat. It can be given SubQ, suppossedly is not as effective reaching the macrophages. I say go for it. You cn purchase it w/o a prescription from Revival Animal health about $36.00 plus shipping.
On Feb 11, 2008 7:42 PM, Sue & Frank Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Cindy, > Thank you for telling me that. I was picturing taking him in to the vet > several times a week and them putting an IV into his arm. I was even > thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do it. Obviously I know > nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what they do - if my vet even > does it. I have had to give cats things before subq, so that would work > out. Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's fevers? > Sue > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "cindy reasoner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM > Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise > > > >I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey. He had a > > problem with fevers. It wasn't very expensive. I > > would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the > > shots up for me. I would keep them refrigerated. At > > first I did 2 a week. I gradually gave him the shots > > less and less. Now he doesn't get them at all. Just > > thought I would let you know what my experience with > > it has been. > > > > Cindy Reasoner > > > > > > --- laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > >> Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset > >> stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial). > >> Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't > >> eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is > >> trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the > >> next day and she is back on track eating again. As > >> Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I > >> quickly forget which days things happen unless I > >> make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the > >> kitchen now for notes. > >> L > >> > >> ----- Original Message ----- > >> From: Lynne > >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM > >> Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and > >> exercise > >> > >> > >> Sue, I so know how you feel. I just posted about > >> our little guy coughing. I didn't believe the > >> positive test at first and asked for more blood work > >> and it's worse than I thought. Now every little > >> thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this > >> coughing. I just don't know how none of this > >> concerned the previous owners. He's also becoming a > >> ridiculously fussy eater. I've tried many different > >> can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his > >> nose up. Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes > >> it all so it isn't totally wasted. It is all just > >> such a drain on one. > >> > >> Lynne > >> ----- Original Message ----- > >> From: Sue & Frank Koren > >> To: email@example.com > >> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM > >> Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and > >> exercise > >> > >> > >> Thank you for your advise. Yes, he love to run > >> around and play like a maniac - after all he is only > >> 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten. He > >> seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a > >> little raspy when he has been playing hard, but > >> maybe that is something that is normal for any cat. > >> Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things > >> differently with him. Right now I have to decide > >> what will help him most and what I can afford. I > >> have already switched him to an all canned Wellness > >> diet. The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty expensive. > >> I also have two boys in college that I have to think > >> of also. > >> Do you know how many cats actually ever end up > >> eventually testing negative with this? I guess > >> there is a part of me that is still in denial. He > >> tested negative when my brother first rescued him, > >> then he tested positive when he had the in-office > >> test at the vet when I got him. They then gave him > >> the blood test which was also positive. I think > >> April is when I will test him again. Meanwhile I > >> will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has > >> to be stuck in one room. It's so nasty and snowy > >> today that there isn't even a good view out the > >> window from his chair. > >> Sue > >> ----- Original Message ----- > >> From: Caroline Kaufmann > >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM > >> Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and > >> exercise > >> > >> > >> I don't know about the IR, but as far as the > >> vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so > >> there's no need to stress yourself out about it now. > >> Now you know better tho and can better protect him > >> in the future by being better educated. > >> > >> And you are very to lucky to have found this > >> site so early on. I only got to it when Monkee was > >> in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost. > >> And I felt horrible when I realized all the > >> knowledge and information that was out there on the > >> internet that I didn't think to take advantage of. > >> I just took Monkee's incredible health for granted > >> and thought if I kept him happy and not stressed, > >> his beefy body would beat the odds. When I realized > >> I could have been more proactive with things- like > >> no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even meds to > >> ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't > >> have time or energy to cry over spilled milk at the > >> time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help with > >> Monkee's sick condition. It's since his passing > >> that I realized the depth of what I allowed myself > >> to miss out on. Could any of those things have made > >> a difference in Monkee's individual case? I don't > >> know? I never will. But if I can help someone else > >> get to resources and better information SOONER than > >> I did, then my guilt is lessened. > >> > >> You should feel really happy that you are > >> taking full advantage of what is out there now- > >> early- while Buzz is healthy. You have the chance > >> to do all you can for him early on. > >> > >> Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy > >> and healthy for now and he wants to run around like > >> a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it. > >> It's important to not treat him like an invalid, > >> especially if he does not feel like one/doesn't know > >> he is one b/c he will pick up on that. For most of > >> Monkee's illness my mom kept telling me to stop > >> crying around him and treating him like an invalid > >> because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he > >> didn't know he was sick- even when he was getting > >> chemo. She didn't want Monkee to pick up on my cues > >> and then in turn, get depressed and get further > >> stressed. Asymptomatic Felv cats don't know they > >> are sick, so allowing him to play and act like a > >> normal boy is all part of providing him a > >> stress-free environment which is really key for > >> Felv+ cats. > >> > >> caroline > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >> To: email@example.com > >> Subject: Immuno-Regullin and exercise > >> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:32:52 -0500 > >> > >> > >> 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. > >> > >> > >> > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >> Need to know the score, the latest news, or > >> you need your Hotmail(R)-get your "fix". Check it out. > > > > > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. > > http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs > > > > > -- Sally, Eric (not a cat),Junior, Speedy, Grey and White, Ittle Bitty, Little Black, Lily, Daisy, Pewter, Junior Junior (newest) , Silver, and Spike Please Visit my Message board for some pictures. You are welcome to sign up. http://www.k6az.com/ki4spk/index.php?sid=c57c00cf5804ef13853ed6e77a68eed3