I didn't realize Interferon could be given orally.  The interferon we had 
for BooBoo was given subcutaneously.  My vet called into my pharmacy and 
they got it for me.  As I remember it was a lot less expensive than I 
thought it would be and the amount we got would have lasted a lot longer 
than Boo would.  As it was he only had 2 doses and died.  We were fortunate 
to be able to give the rest of it to two cats that were Felv positive at the 
Clinic and were not anywhere near ill like our baby.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane Lyons" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon question

> They gave me a choice of flavors, so I am hoping marshmallow will do
> it. Her mouth is inflamed
> so it is difficult to open it to squirt something in.
> The lab my vet used is charging 70.00 for a 30 day supply. (25.00 of
> that is overnight frio packing)
> Does that seem right to you? I'm doing 30 (ml) daily?
> I'll do anything if it enhances the quality of her live. I hope she
> responds to it.
> It is great that it helped your kitties mouth. I 'm encouraged.
> thanks for your help Gloria
> Jane
> On Aug 22, 2008, at 1:58 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote:
>> Well the "rumor" I recall is that it is absorbed in the back of the
>> throat, so if you give it alone it heightens the possibility of that
>> happening.  I don't have any sources to document it, however, and it
>> may or may not be true.  But I always give it with a syringe not
>> mixed with food.  I think some folks use it with food and still
>> feel it helps.
>> One of my FIV kitties started having some mouth isues yesterday.  I
>> started him on 1cc interferon mornings and he's much much better.  I
>> haven't seen it help with mouth problems before.
>> Gloria
>> At 11:36 AM 8/22/2008, you wrote:
>>> Gloria (thank you) sent me some great information about Interferon
>>> that someone
>>> called Tally put together for this list a few years ago.
>>> My vet has read it and is learning from Tally and any information I
>>> can give her.
>>> Is anyone using it now? The instructions are contradictory. One piece
>>> is that it
>>> cannot be given with food, while another suggests giving it with tuna
>>> juice.
>>> Since I cannot ask my vet, I am hoping someone out there is using it.
>>> I just received it and if I can figure out the correct method, will
>>> begin tonight.
>>> Here's hoping
>>> Jane
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