I don't like the commercial flea drops at all. My cats have all had a reaction 
to them.  I found an herbal one on Dr. Becker's site (Mercola site).  It has 
cinnamon and other "natural" ingredients.  The cats were not too happy with it 
at first, I think mostly because the cinnamon smell is pretty strong when it 
first goes on, but at least they have not had any adverse reactions to it.  
This includes my remaining FELV, Annie.

---- trustinhi...@charter.net wrote: 
> I just wanted to share that I put Advantage-multi drops on my felv+ cat, 
Pookie, in june and a week later there appear 1 then 2 puffy lumps on 
his back between his spine. They disappeared after a few weeks after 
intense intervention with syringe feeding of vitamins and nutrients. He 
then went into a period of running a fever and not eating or drinking. 
He was placed on Baytril for two weeks. The fever left and he started to 
eat and drink, but then developed a mouth sore. So he wasn't eating or 
drinking again. I have learned to be very sure when pilling that the 
pill actually goes down. I suspect one was lodged under his tongue and 
may have caused the mouth sore. I finally took him to a holistic vet and 
she has been giving him acupuncture. Within 24 hours he was eating and 
drinking again. She said the toughest needle to get in was in his nose 
(controls appetite), but he went from running a temp to a cold nose in 
one day. I also gave him some "Clin drops" leftover from another cats 
mouth abcess for a few days. His mouth sore healed. He has had 3 
acupunture treatments and is back to his old self. He is also getting 
some immune support herbs - one is called Wei Qi. He is 6 1/2 and has 
fought off the virus before when he was 2. I just want to caution others 
that these flea preps are strong and may not be good for Felv+ kitties. 

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Lee Evans wrote:

> With FeLv+ cats or any cats for that matter, it's always good to get 
> the vet's opinion on what shampoo to use or not. Remember that some 
> residue of the shampoo may be absorbed through the cat's skin. If you 
> want to know more about cat diseases (or cattle, pig, horse, rabbit or 
> anything disases) you can go to www.merckmanuals.com and click on The 
> Merck Veterinary Manual. They list everything there. It's really 
> wonderful. If you want to know about a particular medication you are 
> told to use, go to www.drugs.com and type "cat medication" in the 
> search area. Everything is listed in alphabetical order. You will 
> discover that Malaseb is for dogs and horses. You might want to hold 
> off using this on a cat or kitten. Ketochlor and other shampoos that 
> begin with Keto- should be used only under the recommendation of a 
> veterinarian. This one forms a coating of the substance on the cat's 
> skin and lasts long after the shampoo has been used, according to the
>  information on drugs.com.
> I'm not sure that shampooing a cat is for everyone. I tried it once or 
> twice. What I got was a mass of soap bubbles and foam with ears and 
> eyes, racing around the house, screaching and snarling. Getting a cat 
> to stand around for 5 to 10 minutes while the shampoo works, as 
> advised in the information, is sooo not realistic. If you do want to 
> shampoo, notify your next of kin first. Incidentally, it was a flea 
> shampoo I used on an adult cat who was usually Mr. Charming but turned 
> into a vampire the minute the water and soap hit him. This was before 
> I found out about Capstar and Frontline Plus, many moons ago.
>> ________________________________
>> From: Catherine Chang <changic...@gmail.com>
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:48 
>> PM
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm
>> Hi felv friends,
>> I was away from emails for several days, so I am not sure whether 
>> bathing options has been mentioned in this thread about ringworm. If 
>> they been mentioned, please skip this email. If not, here they are:
>> I know 2 shampoos can eliminate ringworm very effectively by just 
>> bathing the cat (or just his/her infected area) twice a week. 
>> 1. Malaseb shampoo: it contains 2% Miconazole which can treat 
>> ringworm very effectively. It is available on Amazon. 2. Nizoral 
>> Shampoo: it is a human dandruff shampoo made with Ketoconazole. The 
>> 1% version can be obtained in drug stores. Although taking 
>> Ketoconazole by mouth could make cat lethargy, such side effect is 
>> less seen when only using it by bathing as far as I know. There is 
>> also a pet version of 2% Ketoconazole shampoo, but you will need a 
>> prescription to get that.
>> hope it helps.
>> catherine
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