Gary are their side effects to the Acemannan?
I have never heard about it from my vets, although they always seem the
last to know. My cat is Felv but stable now although she has
stomatitis. Do you think it
On Oct 24, 2009, at 12:54 PM, gary wrote:
Sorry your little kitty is so sick, an HCT of 16% is serious, but
critical. The critical part is how fast it is dropping, 10% and
critical. I have had a couple that were so fast nothing could be
Now the bad news, you missed. There wouldn't be much wetness from .
and there won't be any if it goes in. The dosage is almost correct
close enough) but the actual correct dosage is .16 cc. If it were
would do it again, even if some of it got in, he needs the whole
dose and a
bit over won't hurt him. I have had a couple of misses myself and
just what seems to be a tiny bit of wetness. If you want to check
just how little fluid that really is, just use one of the old
take up .15 of water and squirt it on his fur.
I don't want to discourage you, but sometimes Epogen works and
doesn't. Also, it takes awhile to get the full benefit of it,
long as 2 - 3 weeks.
Presently, I am trying Acemannan Immunostimulant on a couple of
and it seems to be working. The smaller kitten I didn't get a HCT
start with, he had pale gums and a URI. The other had an HCT of
3 shots of Acemannan (one a week) his HCT just before his fourth
32%. Both kittens seem to be doing well now. I wish I had had
some of this
when I lost a couple of my adult FeLV cats that got really sick. I've
spoken to the vet who did the trials and he said it brought some of
cats back from death's door. Of course, it is not 100% effective,
some and they lost some. He said about one third of the calls he
it are from vets who want to try it on their own FeLV or FIV cats.
The down side of it is it is a little expensive and only a vet can
My vet charges me $125 for four 10 ml vials and I think that may be
or close to it as I was told it was about $175. The protocol is
one shot a
week for 6 weeks and then one a month. It is dosed at 1 mg per kg.
would need 3.2 mg, the stuff is 1 mg per ml, so 10 mg per bottle or
shots for Fred. The other downside is the first 6 shots are given IP
(through the abdominal wall) so I have the vet do these and even he
like it. The monthly shots can be given sub-q.
The instructions say once it is mixed you have to use it in 4
hours, but the
vet who did the trials said you can keep it in the fridge for a
week or in
the freezer for a month. The two kittens I have use almost a third
bottle (it comes in two bottle pairs, one with the powder and one with
saline) and you mix the saline with the powder. I have them save
bottle and after the first sots I have them take half of what is
put it in the saline bottle and I freeze one and put one in the
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update
I got the 1ml 2000 IU and Fred weighs 7lb 2oz. I am using a
syringe that is 1/2 cc and was told to give Fred .15 or on the 15 line
on the syringe. Does that sound right to you, his HCT was 16% on
Tuesday, he got his first shot today and his fur felt wet after, not
much but a bit, I hope I didn't miss and he didn't really get it.
afraid to do more but he is so weak if I did miss I am really
won't make it to Sunday when I give him the next dose.
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