I agree with the others.
If it's hemolytic anemia caused by hemobartonella - doxy and prednisone can
help. Usually this can be identified on a blood smear.
If it's strictly the felv, only a blood transfusion will help and this will
only buy you some time - in the matter of weeks to months.
Hang in there! With a blood transfusion it could really help. They are a
little costly but so worth it. Our Gray Kitty's Hematocrit was at an all time
low of 9! They had no idea how he was still alive. With the blood transfusion
it brought his Hematocrit back within the normal range and
My kitten Bernie was diagnosed with Felv about 2 months after we got him
home from the shelter. He was on interferon for 45 days, retested, and is
still positive. When we got him from the shelter he did not have his second
set of vaccinations yet. He is now 8 months old.
AT WHAT AGE DID YOUR CAT BECOME FeLV POSITIVE?
Bernie was 5 months old when he was adopted. The shelter told us he
was negative for FeLV. He was sick the day we got him, be we didnt
figure out it was FeLV until
about 2 months later.
WHAT TREATMENTS DID YOU DO/ARE DOING?
Interferon, once a day.
i would suggest you get bernie the rest of his kitten shots, broken up into
two or not as your vet recommends, then re-evaluate at the 3-year point, as
with any other cat: the vaccines really aren't effective against distemper,
at least, without the full kitten series (as too many
I would think twice about vaccinating a positive kitten. I know that
the vet that
I use would not vaccinate a positive cat because vaccines can stress
a fragile and compromised immune system.
Can you postpone the appointment and give yourself some
time to do some research
I had a 5 month old kitten die when he got his shots. I didn't know
he was even positive for FelV until he got his shots, and when he got
terribly sick I rushed him to the vet and he was FelV pos. I should
add this was a kitten I planned to adopt out, and it was his second
shot which I gave him.
After Dixie was tested she received no vaccinations. She became an
indoor cat and was not exposed to anything that she would be
vaccinated for. My vets, both regular and holistic, supported this
decision. Everyone has to make up her own mind but, if I have cats or
any animals who are
Thank you all so much for your information and especially for your kind words
and prayers. Macy has been sleeping most of the day and when she does walk, she
tires so easily and her back legs seem to be going. I had to go to physical
therapy today and who cam in but the vet. I gave her the
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