If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses of
other ABX it makes a certain "intuitive" sense that a non bacterial
infection is going to require a longer period of time to have whatever
non-specific ( read... not related to bacterial infection
necessarily)... So little research money appears to be devoted to FeLV
that I don't know that we'll know in the next decade unless the
continuing demands of consumers ( who do NOT want to hear , in this day
and age of " Miracles") that there is _ no hope_ for their much loved
pets) alter this course. I STILL bristle when I think of the closed
minds in the medical and Veterinary community and SO resent that
businessmen( Yes...that is what the vast majority are turning into now
that practices are being forced to consolidate into " Health Systems")..
hold the power of life and death over us AND our pets. On the plus
side.... with the business model being what it is ( and in contrast to
the lost art of " professionalism") The CONSUMER is always right. Vets
will be forced, in the future, to work more closely with the "
customers" wishes as attachment to a given vet will become less common
as time goes on and people will " practice shop " for the answers they
want until such time as Vet services become so expensive that insurance
becomes a " must have " and ultimately go the way of medicine (
ie...being confined to a slate of approved practitioners...
again....limiting choice)... But... there are some years to go before
that happens and I feel that there IS a window of opportunity happening
NOW and for the next few years for people to have some real influence
on how Vets practice.... I am betting, for example, that had I had the
money to go to a more " well to do " neighborhood where people are more
demanding and better informed I could have found a vet to cooperate...
Here in the "sticks" people just blindly accept what the vet has to say
and they still enjoy the freedom of calling all the shots..... This
WILL end over the next couple of years. I learned a lot with this first
experience and made mistakes that I WILL NOT make again.
BTW.... Do you have any literature in support of the AntiRNA effects of
Doxy... I am SO happy that there are still a couple of things out
there that we still can get our hands on that don't have to pass muster
with script pad businessmen.... STILL I am also not advocating the the
medically ill prepared take it upon themselves to decide that THEY will
decide what is best for their animal... If we are going to go above and
beyond our Vets advice it would best be with very sound reasoning and an
EXCELLENT understanding of what we are doing and why. Anything less
and the community of Veterinary practitioners could easily dismiss our
successes as "dumb luck" or ascribe them to " unknown" factors..... I
think this is particularly important re: Winstrol/Pred/Doxy I'd hate
to see people going to their vets asking for this combination of drugs
and really having an inadequate understanding of why they are asking for
beyond the fact that it's been recommended on our forum... For
myself... I am clear on the Whys of Winstrol and Doxy ( though will be
looking for more lit support on the RNA effects of Doxy) but not clear
on the whys of the Pred.
Sorry for taking up so much space here but I'm having an " attack " of
missing my little guy and am tremulous about being caught in the same
position if I take in another FeLV as I am inclined to do....
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