Laura, I am glad to hear your vet is willing to try something. It is so hard to watch these healthy young beautiful felv kittens and cats deteriorate so rapidly and die.
The treatments I am aware of include interferon - an oral preparation most vets are familiar with and cheap, LTCI (an immunomodulator produced by Imulan, it is a subcutaneous injection - you can check their website and contact them or have your vet do so), Acemannan or ambotrose (either a intraperitoneal injection or oral supplement made by Mannetech I believe is their name you can google ambotrose). I have heard that early on in the disease high dose iv vitamin c can change viral status. Other holistic approaches/alternative meds include Wei Qi Booster (chinese herbal) and raw diet. There are other things out there, but I am not too familiar with them, a group A strep product (it's a bacterial derivative tried in the past with some success, but I haven't seen or heard much recently about it) You really have 50 pound tortoises, wow, that's something else. That is a world I am utterly unfamiliar with. Do they all get along? Well good luck and God bless. If you need any more specifics just let me know. Jenny On 11/20/09, LauraM <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > My Bridget - about 7 months old - has tested positive for FeLV. Someone a > while back had mentioned a treatment she'd been using on a litter of > positive kittens with good results. My vet, bless him, is willing to try new > treatments - he sees a lot of FeLV in his practice - so I'd love to know > what this is and where we can get it. > Bridget's brother, Chutney, passed away suddenly after Halloween and he'd > tested negative just 6 weeks previously. > Poor Bridget will be joining the tough positive crowd (all asymptomatic) in > my garage (I keep tortoises in it so it's heated and very > comfortable): Sunbeam, Baby Girl, Celery and Majestic. Plus she'll meet a > couple of 50 pound tortoises! > Any help would be most appreciated! > thanks! > Laura and Bridget > _______________________________________________ > 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