many vets think that all cats should be on lysine all the time, symptomatic
or not, to prevent the spread and outbreaks of herpes. i wouldn't bother
worrying about that one!

and just because MOST cats might not react to any particular drug, it
doesn't mean that yours isn't doing so--if this continues with him getting
sluggish and sickly each time with the protocol he's on, you might need to
remind your vet about that fact.... MOST cats don't have vaccine reactions,
or topical-flea-product reactions, or or or....

MC

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Gloria B. Lane <gbl...@aristotle.net> wrote:

> Hey Sidney and The General,
>
> There are different protocols for low dose oral (not injected) interferon
> alpha, none of which has been
> proven that I know of.  One is 3 days on and 3 off.  Another is 7 on, 7
> off.  Another is daily.
>
> Vets of course are very individual in their attitude and treatment of FELV
> cats.
>
> I've done daily most of the time - but I only give 1/2 to 1cc.  I'm
> wondering how much you're giving?
>
> Hope this helps -
>
> Gloria
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 8, 2009, at 4:26 PM, souther...@aol.com wrote:
>
>  My guy is a very big (15.5 lb) FeLV+.  he's supposed to be taking
>> interferon
>> on a week and off a week.  It has gotten to the point that now after about
>> 3
>> days on, he seems to feel bad, he curls up and won't leave the bed all day
>> and
>> won't eat.  I stop the interferon and he's good to go again within 24
>> hours.
>>
>> My vet just insists that there's no corrolation.  I'm fairly new at this
>> cat
>> thing since he's only lived with me for 2 years and I have ZERO cat
>> experience
>> prior to that time.  But I swear there's a corrolation.
>>
>> Do I stop the interferon or do I keep on?
>>
>> BTW I just started giving him vetricine as my dog is on that for her
>> immune
>> issues (the cat vet (who is a cat specialist) doesn't know about that :-)
>> and I
>> now have the cat on the lysine powder , that comes from the vet, all the
>> time
>> as he would have runny eyes and sneezing and I'd give it, then he'd clear
>> up
>> and the vet would say stop, and then he'd start again. So now I just leave
>> him
>> on it (vet doesn't know that either :-)
>>
>> my vet bills ran so high last year that I am trying to do a few things for
>> myself rather than taking him in every time he sneezes or doesn't eat.
>>
>> So anyone have any similar experience with interferon?
>>
>> Sidney and the General
>>
>>
>> **************
>> Feeling the pinch at the grocery store?
>> Make dinner for $10 or less.
>> (http://food.aol.com/frugal-feasts?ncid=emlcntusfood00000001)
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