Boy, am I glad to find this website and group. I think my kitty, Buster (15 yo, neutered male), has FeLV.
He stopped eating about 2 1/2 years ago. I took him to the vet who was unable to diagnose what was wrong with Buster, even after several visits. I was unable to get an ultrasound, which she said was the next step. She decided, with the information that she had, that Buster had cholangiohepatitis. Vet put him on 5 mg prednisolone and Cyroheptadine (appetite stimulant) After trying to wean him off, unsuccessfully, he had been on these drugs for 2 years. Yesterday, I was speaking to a (different) vet on the phone, and when I described Buster she said she thought FeLV. She said if he had a liver disease, I would see jaundice. Buster does have a number of clinical signs: little appetite, slow but extreme weight loss, minor stomatitis, poor coat, occasional eye problems. No fever, no wounds, no diarrhea. In 2009, Buster's last blood test (which was fine), he had the ELISA test which was negative. I forgot to mention that Buster did not get sick until I brought an 11 year old rescue into the home. All of my cats (3) are indoor only I guess my question, after this very long explanation (sorry), is are there any cats being treated only with prednisolone? I am not able to take Buster to the vet due to a number of reasons. After almost 3 years, he has taken a big turn for the worse. Usually, rebounds (with syringe feeding), but I don't think so, this time Thank you so much debbie & buster ____________________________________________________________ 57 Year Old Mom Looks 27 Mom Reveals $3 Wrinkle Trick Angering Doctors... http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL3231/4ec3dc1abe4f10ffeest01duc _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org