Thanks Amani. I agree with you.
> On Oct 18, 2018, at 6:34 PM, Amani Oakley wrote:
> Hi Shelley. Thanks for clarifying. I really didn’t know that prednisolone
> could have negative effects on the heart. However, I have had the experience
> of a cat with a heart murmur.
Hi Shelley. Thanks for clarifying. I really didn’t know that prednisolone could
have negative effects on the heart. However, I have had the experience of a cat
with a heart murmur. Eventually, after we had looked after her for a while, the
heart murmur disappeared.
However, if your cat pants
I was speaking about corticosteroids- Prednisone or Prednisolone. Sorry for
I have a cat, Jack, with heart disease who also has IBD so he cannot have
I believe there is one, which is called Budesonide? that might act more
locally in the intestines so
Sorry Shelley – my email below should have read IT ISN”T prednisolone. . .
From: Felvtalk On Behalf Of Amani Oakley
Sent: October 18, 2018 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Batman Felv Positive Having Neurological issues.
Hi Shelley. Are you speaking about
Hi Shelley. Are you speaking about anabolic steroids or corticosteroids? And
what type in particular? I think that there may be a particular steroid which
has been linked with heart issues sometimes but it is prednisolone (which is a
corticosteroid) and it isn’t Winstrol (which is an anabolic
So sorry that Batman is going through this!
Did they look at Batman’s heart while he was at the vet hospital? Specifically
did they do an echocardiogram? I am guessing that they had no reason to with
his initial symptoms so they probably didn’t?
Maybe he has heart disease that the
I think you’re right that the decline is way too fast to be accounted for, by
cancer. If it were me, I would give him a high dose of prednisone – 20 mg for
maybe two days, and then drop back to 5 mg. I would also try him on the
Winstrol, but in the very short-term, I think it may be the
That is very insightful. I’m not convinced he has lymphoma because his decline
was so rapid. Within hours he went from walking to having completely rigid
legs. And today he is starting to decline. I’m wondering if there is something
else I can give him besides the 5 mg of Prednisolone
I actually had a few similar experiences. Once it involved two very young
kittens. Once it involved a cat about a year old. In my opinion, the two
different experiences had two different causative agents, and at the risk of
boring you silly, I will try to explain both. Neither, by the way, was
I have an amazing cat named Batman who a year ago as a kitten tested
positive for FelV. His brother also texted positive, after 2 other tests
later on after the antibodies from the mother had cleared, Batman still
tested positive while his brother was negative.
Fast forward a year and both
Amani-I thought that the meds you talked about might be beneficial for both
since both are viruses-thanks!
note: keeping the previous emails attached for context-hope this is okay
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> On Oct 17, 2018, at 8:04 PM, Amani Oakley wrote:
> I was confused about
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