Hi Patricia The stanozolol works very well when combined with Doxy and prednisolone – at least in my experience. I used 1 mg twice a day of stanozolol, but I started at 2 mg a day with my very sick little boy, who also had a haematocrit of 5 originally before getting a blood transfusion. He got a second blood transfusion when he hit a haematocrit of 10 again, and that’s when I started the combination of stanozolol, prednisone and Doxycycline. After he was out of the woods a bit, and I saw a response with the reticulocyte count (which was ZERO when I started the meds – ie – his bone marrow wasn’t producing ANY cells), then I reduced the stanozolol level to 1 mg twice a day (but I monitored his lab results and had to increase the stanozolol several times before I could safely reduce the level without seeing a drop in his haematocrit, retics, etc.).
I also had another cat come from a FIP positive feral colony, who was desperately desperately ill and didn’t think she would make it. When I got her, she had a very high fever, was runny and terribly congested, and had a percussive sound to her abdomen. I never tested her so I cannot confirm if she did have FIP, but I was told by the lady from whom I had gotten her, that several of the other cats from the FIP positive feral colony, died the same weekend I got her and tested FIP positive. I used the same stanozolol + prednisone + Doxy combination, and she pulled through very well. I am currently using stanozolol and prednisone on a cat I first got as a kitten, and he was exhibiting neurological symptoms. We have had several problems over the years with him and I am convinced he has some sort of spinal tumour. He gets to where his back end is very swiveling (swinging), and he cannot stand or walk at all properly. He is very weak in his hindquarters. I have taken him in for several MRI’s and the problem is that I treat him before the MRI’s (because he can barely stand and clearly feels terrible). By the time I have had him in for the test (literally in two days sometimes) the symptoms will have entirely disappeared with the stanozolol and the prednisone. It happened again just last week. He was clearly worsening significantly, and could barely walk, and looked terrible. I have someone staying at the house because I have to be away for business right now. I came home on the weekend to find him in a terrible state, even though the cat sitter was giving him 10 mg prednisone daily (2 x 5 mg a day). I added stanozolol on the Friday. On Saturday, I sat for hours to try and capture the weakness on my iPhone so I could show the vets, but it was already so significantly improved that I really wasn’t able to demonstrate it on the videos I took. I find the Stanozolol is extremely helpful with a wide variety of conditions with cats. One of the senior vet assistants who has been at our clinic for more than 30 years, recalls – as I do – that vets used to prescribe Stanozolol very commonly to cats for a whole variety of conditions, until the stupid Ben Johnson doping scandal at the Olympics in the late 1980’s. Because of the doping scandals, and an overly sensitive concern about liver damage (which is not established by the scientific literature – the condition is usually temporary only), then vets stopped using it or weren’t able to get it. It is a true tragedy for our cats. I would be very interested to hear back from you, if you do decide to try the stanozolol, to let us all know what response you got, if any. Amani From: Felvtalk <felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org> On Behalf Of Patricia Oliveira Sent: May 30, 2019 12:56 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv + Hi from Brazil, I rescued a very weak, dehydrated, extremely thin kitten. She's hospitalized now. Her hematocrit was 8, had blood transfusion which raised hematocrit to 22, now it is 19. Low reticulocyte count. She has difficulty walking, which we can not define if it is just weakness or neurological. Already had a seizure. She also have changes in her kidneys. It has been tested and is felv + She is receiving doxy and the hospital vets would like to include prednisolone. However, as it is not possible yet to rule out PIF, and the medication I could use in the case of PIF does not work if the cat received prednisolone, I am trying to avoid it. The veterinarian agreed to prescribe stanozolol. Can it be used without prednisolone, only with doxy she is already receiving? Thank you! Patrícia
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