Many on this group usseother meds and ntural remdies for felv.  I don't like 
predesone, had it during my cancer and it messes everything up.  My felv's are 
in great shape, so are my negatives.  I will pray for you and Buster and leave 
the advise up to th others who have dealt with this mjore.

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> 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 
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