Re: [Felvtalk] Do you know why....

2010-04-19 Thread Beth Noren
Not sure statistically how often it happens, but I know it can, because it happened to me. Tested mom cat (negative) and sickly 7 week old runt (positive) with the in-house Elisa snap test. Four other littermates were separated from mom and the runt and were tested at 8 weeks (all negative). At

[Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to update you all where I'm at now. I got an email from Dr. Van Dyke, the biochemist involved in this treatment plan. To set a few things straight - he was doing research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and using cats as an animal model. The intermixed use of FIV/HIV/Felv was in part

Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-19 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
My cat Charlie would probably scarf it down... :-S -Original Message- From: Gloria B. Lane [mailto:gbl...@aristotle.net] Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 11:09 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv Good luck feeding your cats dandelions with

Re: [Felvtalk] Do you know why....

2010-04-19 Thread Lorrie
On 04-18, Reyna Castano wrote: If a cat tests negative for feline leukemia why does the vet recommend a second test in two months? What are the possibilities of the same cat testing positive the second time? Reyna Because if a cat was exposed to FelV it takes about 6 weeks for the virus to

Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-19 Thread Beth
I would wonder, too if these cats were truly positive to begin with. I also wonder how long they treated how long they waited after they were treated to do the tests. Also, steroids can help alleviate mask many  symptoms. I know my cat with Stomatitis can be drooling have severely irritated

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread trmckelvey
Hi Jenny, Good information, thank you for the investigation. If you have further contact, could you ask about the risks of using steroids? Since you already have contact, it's probably better if you could ask rather than the man being bombarded with emails from the rest of us :-) My vets

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread gary
I'm glad to hear that he is willing to communicate with you. That the treatment only results in the suppression of the virus, is a little disappointing. This would make it about equivalent to the claims of Dr. Belfield for his vitamin C therapy. He claims he cured every FeLV positive cat