Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Quentin Sonnier
I have a sweet little black with white tip girl and I took her to the vet to get treated and wormed. We had her tested and she had a very faint positive for FeLV. I've been reading up on treatments and anti virals and I was wondering if it would be a good/ bad idea to give her low dose of

Re: Belinda, please add Miss Sue to the Candlelighting ceremony?

2007-07-29 Thread catatonya
I'm so sorry for your loss of Miss Sue. tonya anne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Belinda, Miss Sue was not feline leukemia positive. She was with me for 8 years and was 10 years old. She died suddenly on Friday. I suspect her poor heart as she was obese and although I was

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread catatonya
I have never heard of Valtrex. A faint positive at 4months could indicate that she has been exposed and will fight off the virus. Your situation is very hopeful for that to happen. In the meantime I would boost her immune system with vitamin C and lysine. Others on the list can give you

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Kelley Saveika
Unless I am thinking of something else, Valtrex is a drug used to control herpes outbreaks in humans (I only know this because commercials are on TV all the time for it) I've never heard of giving it to a cat. On 7/29/07, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have never heard of Valtrex. A

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Gloria Lane
i wouldn't give ANYTHING to kitty that I didn't know was safe. Some substances can be very toxic. If she has herpes, give Lysine - it's a proven winner. If I were trying to address the FELV visue, what I usually use it Interferon or ImmunoRegulin. Would *NOT* do Valtrex without more

Re: Candlelighting ceremony?

2007-07-29 Thread laurieskatz
I missed something...is there going to be a ceremony for our beloveds who have left us? Please advise? Thanks! Laurie -

Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-29 Thread Gloria Lane
We received 4 FELV kitties from a lady in Oklahoma back in 2005. They were all about 8-9 years old at that time. One died shortly after, a very fat sweet kitty but think the move upset her and she stopped eating. Long story. Felicity died 2 days ago - the morning of July 27. She had

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Pat Kachur
I take Valtex - it IS a med for humans who have herpes infections. Never heard of it used for animals. - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:59 AM Subject: Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-29 Thread catatonya
Gloria, I'm sorry to read about Felicity. But I must say you are doing very well with your positive cats that they are living such long lives. take care, tonya Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We received 4 FELV kitties from a lady in Oklahoma back in 2005. They were all

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
Gloria, I am sorry that sweet Felicity has passed. She was very lucky to have you. And what a wonderfully long life for an FeLV+ furbaby! Bless you for taking those four in and loving and caring for them. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
Hi Quentin, Welcome to the group. Bad idea on the Valtrex. Don't give your kitty any medication that your vet has not recommended. I have never heard of Valtrex being used on cats. Asparin and Ibuprofen are also no-no's, FYI. I have a cat that was diagnosed with feline herpes and had a

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Marylyn
Try adding Just Born with colostrum or any colostrum supplement, Transfer Factor for Felines, a raw diet (you can buy it pre-made and frozen) with lots of chopped finely veggies and, most importantly, an alternative/holistic vet. The minute I found out Dixie tested positive (OK, after I

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-29 Thread Marylyn
I am so sorry. Blessings to you and to Felicity's friends. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread glenda Goodman
Hi Quentin, It sounds like you are just about where I am in being informed about how to treat a FeLV+ kitten. I came to this group to learn all I could from the people here, who that have been here, for a while and are experienced in caring for their Feline Leukemia Positive Kitties. I have read

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-29 Thread glenda Goodman
Gloria, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I can tell Felicity had a good life with you. Bless your heart! May, when it is our time to go, we are as lucky as Felicity was to be surrounded by so much love... Is B.B. a new addition to your family and is she/he, FeLV+. Are Chloe and Oliver

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Pat Kachur
Wendy - I adopted just 3 days ago an almost five-year old cat who is FeLv positive. (Didn't know it until I took her for testing the next day.) She has no outward symptoms except partial loss of vision (and possibly some hearing loss). Other than that, she is lively, playful and eats like a

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know people who take Lysine supplements in lieu of taking Valtrex, or another herpes medication, due to the expense of Valtrex and/or aversion to taking too much prescription medication. Lysine supplements work to keep the Herpes Simplex virus at bay (which is what oral Valtrex claims to do) and

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
I meant to say are the two most important factors...lol. sorry. Also, what I mean by high quality diet is a high protein, no grains if you can. Nothing you can buy at Walmart will qualify for this. Cats are obligate carnivores and do not process grains at all.

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Pat Kachur
Valtex has been a wonder drug for me. After many years of flares on my waistline and above (leaving scars), I have not had even ONE outbreak since the Valtrex. It costs just $25 per month--which to me is a great bargain. Don't believe I would try it on any animal without specific OK from a

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
Hey Pat, When we started Smookie on the lysine (no additives; can cause problems), we gave her 500 mg. capsules that we opened and mixed in with her wet food twice a day. So she was getting 1000 mg per day. Lysine is an amino acid, and it interferes with the virus's ability to replicate.

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Pat Kachur
We think Mandy has only had the virus for about 5 months--but only because the vision problem began at that time so it is really just a guess. The vet said that the virus may attack most any part of the cat and he has seen other cases where it did attack the vision. Thanks for the advice re

A good FeLV website

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
Another really good site that explains FeLV and all that goes along with it: http://www.bright.net/~zimm1/FightingFeLV/ I looked it over and it looks very correct and all-encompassing. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it

To Pat and Mandy

2007-07-29 Thread wendy
Pat, It's possible Mandy's vision will return to normal when you figure out what's causing the vision loss. Don't give up hope for that. I have not seen any vision loss directly related to FeLV here in the past year and a half, nor have I read anything about that. I have seen FeLV linked to

Re: To Pat and Mandy

2007-07-29 Thread Pat Kachur
Thank you Wendy. Mandy's eyes do not look anything like the ones in the Uveitis pictures. The pupils just do not dilate no matter what the lighting. The pupils are always just a vertical slit--as if subjected to intense light. The vet I saw darkened the room and used the pencil light but

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Susan Dubose
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Re: Belinda, please add Miss Sue to the Candlelighting ceremony?

2007-07-29 Thread anne
Marylyn, Susan, Wendy, Caroline, Diane R., Glenda and family and Tonya, Thank you all for your kind and comforting messages. I am missing my sweet girl so much. Marylyn, I loved the image of Miss Sue actually playing with the birds now. Caroline, my condolences go out to you on

Re: Belinda, please add Miss Sue to the Candlelighting ceremony?

2007-07-29 Thread TatorBunz
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Sue She was loved by you and she loved you too. You had many years together even though it's never enough. I know it will be hard with her being gone. The day will come when you both will be together again. Your in my thoughts and prayers as always. P.S.