Colostrum is wonderful as far as I am concerned for any stressed animal. The two feral kittens I have been adopted by are getting it daily. They had a hard beginning. I want them to have everything I can think of to help them overcome it. They are also getting probiotics, grain free food etc. They have not been tested for FeLV or FIV yet. And I have not had them vaccinated for anything. They are inside so, as far as I am concerned, I can give them some extra time to gain weight and just be. I have been told that colostrum can be used if Transfer Factor is out of the question. I have used it on cats. Please remember I believe in a combination of traditional and alternative vets. The first place Dixie Louise went after we took execution off the table was to Dr. Betty Boswell. Betty saw her regularly until the day she died. Dixie was extremely healthy until very shortly (like days) before she left this world and her exit was fairly easy and quick.
On Aug 2, 2008, at 6:11 PM, Sally Davis wrote: > Hi Wendy > > Since the feline herpes virus is fairly common in cats then I > believe the > addition of L lysine would be of benefit to cats with FELV > especially if > they are exhibiting cold-like symptoms. Semantics aside as to > whether it > boost the immune system or has some other mode of action, giving a > cat that > does not have the herpes virus L lysine will not do it any harm. I > gave > Junior lysine due to symptoms that would have indicated he had the > herpes > virus as well as FELV. Anything to help him fight off the secondary > infections. I think you have a point about it's usefulness whether > you are > able to articulate as well as MC. I do not feel that this was meant > to be > inaccurate information. It certainly is not harmful information IMO. > > I also used Transfer Factor in Junior. It was not cheap and I am > uncertain > how much it helped. I was no longer able to afford the good stuff > and I > think his health slid a bit when I switched to a cheaper brand. If > you are > going to use Transfer factor be sure you get the 4Life formula. It has > changed formulation but is it the plus form. > > Mary Christine you are a wonderful source of information and so > passionate. > Everyone here has been so kind to me and helped me keep Junior going > far > longer than the vet would have given him. They advised euthanizing. > He lived > another year and a half. Most of it good, Some not so good. It got > real bad > very quick and the decision then was easy. I stay in the group in > case I can > help. I know I would certainly do things a bit different now. I hope > I am > not put to the test again. > > Sally > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org