Hi Catherine,
I'm not on list very much. I have had a felv positive cat since 2001. No one 
ever 'caught' it from her. 2 years ago I took in 2 kittens with genetic 
problems.  One has chronic herpes in her eye and never grew to a normal size. I 
vaccinated them and boostered them before bringing in with my other cats. They 
are still negative.
My felv cat and my next oldest cat are not in great health. I watch their 
numbers (get blood checked). Neither has kidney problems yet, but vet told me 
that's the way most indoor cats die. And I've known it to be true with my 
negative cats.
I don't think I would give felv vacination to a cat who is already sick, or the 
other cat who is negative. That cat will stay negative. Also, if they both had 
vaccine and booster (on time) when they were young, I don't think a booster 
would make a difference. People don't keep getting measles, mumps, chicken pox 
vaccinations over and over. And if you happen to still get the mumps (like I 
did) they didn't give me a new mumps vaccination.
Unless I've missed something in this thread, I would go through archives and 
look for vitamins, herbs, special foods, etc... that others have used.
I would put them both on a kidney diet. (My vet just told me that the 
Prescription kidney diets are starting to change.... so I'm not sure which one 
I'd use. Research it.)
I would also make sure both cats drink lots and lots of water. When I change a 
bowl, my oldest cat drinks. So I change it every time I walk by. With 2 cats 
you could get a fountain. 
If possible, go to wet food if that's not what you're using. I would fatten up 
if they are thin.
L-Lysine, Vitamin C, Fish oil, for sure.
I don't post often, as I said. Add my name to subject line if you have question 
for me.
I wish you the best of luck.

> From: Sharon Catalan <scata...@gmail.com>
>To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:15 AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] seeking advice for treating FeLV positive old CKD cats 
>with the new drugs
>Hello Catherine,
>My cat Mr Gray is about 14 years old.  3 years ago, he was diagnosed with 
>Felv.  He gets regular shots of Felv and today, he's healthier than ever.  Try 
>it.  It may lengthen the life of your kitty.  
>Sent from my iPhone
>On Apr 24, 2013, at 12:46 PM, "I-Chun C. C. Chang " <changic...@gmail.com> 
>> Dear Felvalk friends, 
>> I am very new to this group and was hoping to get some advice for the 
>> treatment  about my currently very sick cat.
>> My cat is 16 years old, who came to the States with me 6 years ago. I got 
>> her when she was 7 (she was abandoned by the previous house owner...)  After 
>> I got her, she was tested twice negative for FeLV and vaccinated for four 
>> years. From then she has been a totally indoor cat. I later adopted another 
>> cat,  who was also tested negative twice and vaccinated for three years.  
>> From then on, since they have been complete indoor apartment cats with no 
>> exposure to other cats and the little one always got some reaction to the 
>> vaccine, we stopped vaccinating them for FeLV.    
>> Last Friday, my 16 years old cat was getting weak, my husband and I rushed 
>> her to the ER and were told that she was in sever anemia (pcv less than 10%) 
>> due to her chronic kidney disease. Two blood transfusions has been done, but 
>> her response to blood transfusions was poor. Doctors then concerned that not 
>> only her red blood cell count is low, her white blood cell count is also 
>> very low. So the doctors ran the FeLV test again on Tuesday, and it came 
>> back positive (!!) (we also rushed our younger one for test yesterday; but 
>> he stays negative, and we added a booster vaccine on him). 
>> We are getting our 16 years old back tonight. Doctors implicitly has 
>> mentioned that FeLV has no cure, plus her Kidney situation (late stage CKD), 
>> she may not live long... we were also suggested to consider putting her into 
>> sleep soon. But I luckily found last night there is this emailist, and on 
>> the website there are several drugs listed for possible treatment plans: 
>> ImmunoRegulin, Acemannan, Interferon Alpha etc.  
>> Do anyone in this emaillist have experience about treatment on old FeLV cat 
>> with CKD by using these new drugs? If yes, may I learn your experience? I 
>> really don't want to lose my girl in this way.....I am getting my degree 
>> soon, and do hope at least I can have her come back to my home country with 
>> me... 
>> Sorry for such a long email, and thank you very much!
>> I. Catherine  
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