Anyone: do you have to repeat the Felv vac every year?
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Vicky Eyal <vi...@droreyal.co.za> wrote: > ** > Hi Everyone > > I am new to this list and to the world of Feline Leukemia. We have 3 > precious cats, and we found out at the end of last year that two are FeLV > positive, and of those two, one is FIP positive as well :( > > Details: > Kitty1 (11 years old, male) is the reason we got any of them tested at > all. He was just a little "off" - more subdued, less energy, a little on > the skinny side. He tested positive for FeLV and FIP. Our vet put him on a > round of cortisone and antibiotics, and he seemed to bounce back. He still > isn't completely 100% though (although hard to pinpint actual behaviours, > more just a general sense I have), and is still skinnier than I would like. > > Kitty2 (11 years old, male) also tested positive for FeLV (but not FIP). > He currently has no noticeable symptoms at all, although he does vomit a > lot. This has been going on for 5-6 years though, and he is long-haired, so > I don't think it is related. > > Kitty3 (1 year old, male) tested negative for both viruses (and FIV). We > had him vaccinated against FeLV when he tested negative, and he had the > booster 4 weeks later. We will continue to give him the vaccination every > year. > > If you got through all of this, thanks so much. Now my questions: > > Q1. I want to start Kitty1 on some form of treatment, just to build him > up/keep him strong. I have the sense that all is not 100%, even although he > is not noticeably unwell, is eating fine etc. I was thinking of asking our > vet to start Interferon. Any thoughts here? Suggestions? Would something > else be better? Would it be bad to start a treatment like this before he is > noticeably sick? What is the recommended dosage here? > Q2. Is there anything I should be doing for Kitty2. He seems fine, hasn't > lost weight etc. He does throw up a lot, but has for the last 5-6 years. > Q3. We have decided to keep Kitty3 instead of rehoming him, after a lot of > thought. He has had 3 homes in the last year (a shelter rescue who was then > neglected by the person who adopted him... grrrr...), and he is so settled > with us, that I worry about trying to find him yet another home. I think he > must have been exposed by now in any case (the older boys would groom him > on the face when he was little), so my prayer is that he has immunity. Am I > being naive here? Should we find him another home? > Q4. Any tips, advice, suggestions on what I can do to prolong our boys' > lives with a reasonable quality? > > Thanks so much in advance. And sorry for the long message. > > Vicky > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/ Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org
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