Hi Anne, Welcome to the group. I love the pictures of Dublin with your greyhound! It's been a little while since I've had a positive, he was infected as a young kitten, lived for 3.5 years (with his still negative siblings) before he passed. If your guy was a little older when he was infected, he may have a better chance of living longer than that. A few people on this list have had positives that made it to 8 years old or more. The only supplements I used were daily L-lysine (powdered, from iHerb), and interpheron alpha (part of the time). And when he was initially diagnosed because of a recurring high fever, my vet put him on Clavamox and we left him on it for several months. This goes against the standard advice to avoid long-term antibiotic use because it kills the good bacteria in the gut. He never had any digestive problems. I think that the standard 7-10 antibiotic protocol is just not long enough for immune-compromised kitties. Anyway, you'll get lots of good advice from some of the more experienced folks here. Enjoy those two beautiful, lucky boys!
Beth (+angel Will Feral) . On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Anne Myles <anne.my...@uni.edu> wrote: > Hi, wanted to introduce myself and my cats. > > I adopted two new adult kitties from a rural no-kill shelter in my area a > little over a month ago, after my 15-year-old cat passed away. Little > orange Dublin and hunky white and tabby C.J. are both about two years old > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org