Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-24 Thread mitchell
I'm not sure which posting you are referring too, but I know that the only
approved treatment for FeLV is LTCI.  You can find alot of information about
it at www.imulan.com

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM, LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com wrote:

 My Bridget - about 7 months old - has tested positive for FeLV. Someone a
 while back had mentioned a treatment she'd been using on a litter of
 positive kittens with good results. My vet, bless him, is willing to try new
 treatments - he sees a lot of FeLV in his practice - so I'd love to know
 what this is and where we can get it.
 Bridget's brother, Chutney, passed away suddenly after Halloween and he'd
 tested negative just 6 weeks previously.
 Poor Bridget will be joining the tough positive crowd (all asymptomatic) in
 my garage (I keep tortoises in it so it's heated and very comfortable):
  Sunbeam, Baby Girl, Celery and Majestic. Plus she'll meet a couple of 50
 pound tortoises!
 Any help would be most appreciated!
 thanks!
 Laura and Bridget
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-22 Thread LauraM
Thanks Jenny. A few questions:
Bridget is currently asymptomatic. Could - should - these treatments be used on 
asymptomatic cats? Would they be detrimental or would they simply have no 
benefit?
And could any of them be used simultaneously with each other?
I found some info online on LTCI and immunoregulin and I've printed it out to 
take to my vet. I'd appreciate any links to studies, info etc. that he might 
find useful. 
As for the tortoises - let's just say it's a learning experience for the cats. 
They have discovered the hard way that not all turtles are slow, and not all 
have gentle dispositions. Everybody generally gets along well, though. I'll 
never forget the day that Duncan, my first FeLV cat (he has since passed) met 
my big Burmese brown tortoises, who'd never seen a cat before. He stood in the 
center of their pen and just stared as several of the big guys approached, just 
as curious about him as he was about them. They all touched noses for just a 
moment, then went their separate ways. I would frequently find Duncan curled up 
around Jack, my deformed ornate box turtle. And Baby Girl loves to sleep in my 
hingeback tortoise pen.
Laura

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From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about 
treatment
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 5:00 PM


Laura,

I am glad to hear your vet is willing to try something.  It is so hard to
watch these healthy young beautiful felv kittens and cats deteriorate so
rapidly and die.

The treatments I am aware of include interferon - an oral preparation most
vets are familiar with and cheap, LTCI (an immunomodulator produced by
Imulan, it is a subcutaneous injection - you can check their website and
contact them or have your vet do so), Acemannan or ambotrose (either a
intraperitoneal injection or oral supplement made by Mannetech I believe is
their name you can google ambotrose).  I have heard that early on in the
disease high dose iv vitamin c can change viral status.  Other holistic
approaches/alternative meds include Wei Qi Booster (chinese herbal) and raw
diet.   There are other things out there, but I am not too familiar with
them, a group A strep product (it's a bacterial derivative tried in the past
with some success, but I haven't seen or heard much recently about it)

You really have 50 pound tortoises, wow, that's something else.  That is a
world I am utterly unfamiliar with.  Do they all get along?

Well good luck and God bless.  If you need any more specifics just let me
know.

Jenny


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[Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-20 Thread LauraM
My Bridget - about 7 months old - has tested positive for FeLV. Someone a while 
back had mentioned a treatment she'd been using on a litter of positive kittens 
with good results. My vet, bless him, is willing to try new treatments - he 
sees a lot of FeLV in his practice - so I'd love to know what this is and where 
we can get it.
Bridget's brother, Chutney, passed away suddenly after Halloween and he'd 
tested negative just 6 weeks previously.
Poor Bridget will be joining the tough positive crowd (all asymptomatic) in my 
garage (I keep tortoises in it so it's heated and very comfortable):  Sunbeam, 
Baby Girl, Celery and Majestic. Plus she'll meet a couple of 50 pound tortoises!
Any help would be most appreciated!
thanks!
Laura and Bridget
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Laura,

I am glad to hear your vet is willing to try something.  It is so hard to
watch these healthy young beautiful felv kittens and cats deteriorate so
rapidly and die.

The treatments I am aware of include interferon - an oral preparation most
vets are familiar with and cheap, LTCI (an immunomodulator produced by
Imulan, it is a subcutaneous injection - you can check their website and
contact them or have your vet do so), Acemannan or ambotrose (either a
intraperitoneal injection or oral supplement made by Mannetech I believe is
their name you can google ambotrose).  I have heard that early on in the
disease high dose iv vitamin c can change viral status.  Other holistic
approaches/alternative meds include Wei Qi Booster (chinese herbal) and raw
diet.   There are other things out there, but I am not too familiar with
them, a group A strep product (it's a bacterial derivative tried in the past
with some success, but I haven't seen or heard much recently about it)

You really have 50 pound tortoises, wow, that's something else.  That is a
world I am utterly unfamiliar with.  Do they all get along?

Well good luck and God bless.  If you need any more specifics just let me
know.

Jenny


On 11/20/09, LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com wrote:

 My Bridget - about 7 months old - has tested positive for FeLV. Someone a
 while back had mentioned a treatment she'd been using on a litter of
 positive kittens with good results. My vet, bless him, is willing to try new
 treatments - he sees a lot of FeLV in his practice - so I'd love to know
 what this is and where we can get it.
 Bridget's brother, Chutney, passed away suddenly after Halloween and he'd
 tested negative just 6 weeks previously.
 Poor Bridget will be joining the tough positive crowd (all asymptomatic) in
 my garage (I keep tortoises in it so it's heated and very
 comfortable):  Sunbeam, Baby Girl, Celery and Majestic. Plus she'll meet a
 couple of 50 pound tortoises!
 Any help would be most appreciated!
 thanks!
 Laura and Bridget
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