When I was treating Zander, all the vets were using prednisone on cats, so that
is what I used on Zander. I don’t agree it is useless. I have used prednisone
on other cats, with good result. However, I now understand that prednisolone is
a derivative of prednisone and is better and safer for cats. This is my
understanding as to why this was changed, but I have heard from vets that the
two are interchangeable in terms of dosage, etc.
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT
Sent: November-02-17 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol....
I well know the experience of lying with a cat dying of Felv until they passed
and these posts are reawakening my own sadnesss and frustration at being able
to do so little so late with my own two FelV boys. It is SO difficult for me
to grasp the level of opposition to Winstrol on the part of some vets... they
are surely not worried about law suits and they have a dying cat in front of
them that they have NO definitive Tx for....why NOT try Winstrol... It is
beyond absurd... Unless there is some kind of worry at being fingered for
prescibing minute doses of an anabolic steroid ( go ahead...take the dose you
would give to a cat and see the AMAZING effect is has... You'll feel
nothing.... I can't help but wonder if a lot of vets think if they wipe out
the entire population of FeLV cats that they will effectively wipe out the
disease( an odd consideration given that there will always BE a "patient
Zero"... it has to start somewhere and likely would again... Then
again...anemia is only one of the complications of this damnable disease (
though admittedly the most critical... They are driving law abiding citizens
into illegal activity trying to find alternative sources of a hard to obtain
drug in order to save their cats lives.... it's f-in insane!!!
There is no end to the irrationality one can encounter when people who are '
supposed ' to be schooled in scientific thinking decide that , that which
stands before them....a winstrol treated cat in recovery from anemia must not
have had FeLV or there must be an alternative explanation for the recovery....
Everything BUT trying Winstrol on other cats with the disease and SEEING if it
works ..run you own N of 5 or 6 mini experiment and see if you get a a positive
result.... It's not as though you are using alternative medicine on a cancer
patient that MIGHT have survived had they had proven Tx... they have NOTHING
to offer us that compares with Winstrol in the clutch ( though to date we have
only a very few cats who have survived as a result of taking Winstrol and , to
my mind, it has not established itself as the de-facto drug for FeLV instigated
anemia...but... it is certainly the most hopeful in a field of paltry
competitors..... We all want to live with hope, and Winstrol gives us
this.... So Ken, by all means, spread the word, pester,implore,cajole your vet
into trying it....but don't be too terribly surprised when you have to figure
out how to dismantle the brick wall you are likely to encounter..
BTW.... Amani.. are you recommending prednisone or prednisolone with the
Doxy... many vets insist that prednisone is not useful for cats..
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