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
I'm so sorry for your loss of Miss Sue.
anne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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
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
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
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
I missed something...is there going to be a ceremony for our beloveds who have
Please advise? Thanks!
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
I take Valtex - it IS a med for humans who have herpes infections. Never heard
of it used for animals.
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Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment
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.
Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
We received 4 FELV kitties from a lady in Oklahoma back in 2005.
They were all
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change
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
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
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
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
I have read
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,
Are Chloe and Oliver
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Another really good site that explains FeLV and all that goes along with it:
I looked it over and it looks very correct and all-encompassing.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the
world - indeed it
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
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
Science Diet is nothing more than expensive junk food
Susan J. DuBose ^..^
As Cleopatra lay in state,
Faithful Bast at her side did wait,
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
Caroline, my condolences go out to you on
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.
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