If that were my cat, I would consider putting him on a 4 to 6 week course of 
the Doxycycline. Before my cat, Zander, had his BIG crash when his haematocrit 
went down to 5, he had a mini crash about 2-3 months before. We were (stupidly) 
reassured by the fact that he recovered with the use of the Doxycycline. In 
hindsight, I have said many times to my husband, that I should have kept Zander 
on the Doxycycline. It has anti-RNA replication properties which might be the 
reason it sometimes seems to be effective in cases involving FeLV – ie – it 
interferes with the ability of the virus to replicate.

I saw a programme last night on the fight against the Ebola virus, and I was 
struck by something that one of the doctors said. This particular doctor was 
himself infected by Ebola as he attempted to treat others who had the 
infection. He spent 40 days in isolation, with one body system after another 
shutting down and requiring medical intervention to keep him alive. After 40 
days, he began to recover and became symptom free. He was of the view that the 
body can ultimately be able to mount an immunological attack on just about 
every challenge, if it can survive long enough to do so. It got me thinking 
about FeLV and I wondered if perhaps Zander’s protocol helps the body to stay 
alive (not succumb to things like anemia, and internal bleeding from low 
platelets, etc), long enough to permit the cat’s own immune response to the 
virus. I have no idea of course, and it is all conjecture on my part, but I 
think that the Doxy plays a role in slowing down viral replication. Thus, if a 
cat tests positive for FeLV, putting him on Doxy for a 4-6 week period, then 
that might give the cat the opportunity to mount an immune response. And again, 
please recognize that the time frame is just me thinking this sounds good 
because it needs to be a longer duration than the average bacterial infection – 
it may need to be even longer than that.


From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of 
Jennifer Olson
Sent: March-01-17 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Zander's Protocol

Thank you for clarifying for me so quickly ! ! !
My new fur-baby, now called Figaro (husband named because this stray was 
"singing" outside on COLD morning Dec 22nd), is not sick with anything r/t 
being FeLV+ presently.
What I understand is this regimen is for cats in hemodynamic crisis?
Do you advise any action now, to suppress the leukemia virus?

On Mar 1, 2017 12:09 PM, "Amani Oakley" 
<<>> wrote:
No – it’s just what I call it, in honour of my baby boy, Zander. I have just 
referred to it as such, here, among friends.


From: Felvtalk 
 On Behalf Of Jennifer Olson
Sent: March-01-17 1:07 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Zander's Protocol

I tried searching for Zander's protocol online with no results. Is this a term 
or phrase coined here, or widely used in veterinary medicine?
Thx, Jen

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