Hi Grahame,

Hemobartonella often doesn't show up in the tests, and your vet
should start Ebony on Doxicycline anyway.  As for the anemia. I have
a CRF cat, and this also causes anemia.  I am giving him baby formula
with iron.  Just a tablespoon (undiluted) mixed with Whiskas cat milk
once a day. I'm not a vet or a vet tech, just a desperate cat lady
who will try anything for my cat.  My vet said Epogen probably
wouldn't work, but this human infant formula has pinked him up and
he's doing much better.  I know his days are numbered, but it's
buying him some time.  

Has anyone else tried this for CRF or FelV?


On 06-24, Grahame Lippert wrote:

> Hi my name is Grahame and my 2 year old cat Ebony has diagnosed
> with FELV about a month ago. She was also anemic.  That vet pretty
> much said there was nothing that could be done. We then went to a
> second vet and had some more tests done. She tested negative for
> hemobartonella and she had non regenetive anemia. I asked the vet
> about Imuunoregulin and epogen. She decided we should start Ebony
> on the immunoregulin and she has been on this for 2 weeks for a
> total of 6 shots.  I have also been giving her pettiinic during
> this time. Ebony actually had improved on her condition 2 weeks
> ago, before we started the immunoregulin. Now its 2 weeks later and
> I can tell she is more anemic by the way she is acting and the
> color of her tongue. I am going to the vet tonite to get her blood
> counts. What should I try for my Ebony? I'm willing to try anything
> albeit reasonably priced. Prednisone? Epogen? Could it still be
> Hemobartonella?
> Thank you in advance for the help
> Grahame
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