Boy, am I glad to find this website and group.
I think my kitty, Buster (15 yo, neutered male), has FeLV.
He stopped eating about 2 1/2 years ago. I took him to the vet who was unable
to diagnose what was wrong with Buster, even after several visits. I was
unable to get an ultrasound, which
There is no way to tell is he has FeLV without a blood test.Was the 11 year old
cat tested for FeLV? Just wondering how he would have gotten it if his previous
test were negative, though it can take 3 months for the bloodwork to show a
Prednisone depresses the immune
Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I
agree with Beth.
The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way to tell for
sure if he has FeLV until he's been tested with a definitive test like an IFA,
though in his case and given his age
A lot of vets think Stomatitis = FeLV, so that may be why she said she thought
he had it.
Only one of my FeLV cats ever got Stomatitis I had a negative cat that did
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From: Marta Gasper
Hi, everyone..I am in Mexico, and therefore not on the computer as often as
Re: prednisone - Sox, one of our five FIV+ cats, has severe stomatitis; he
gets a prednisone injection about every three months; he also gets a few
drops of DMG in his food every day. The vet says that he's
If no blood tests were taken, then there's no way the vet can tell what's
wrong with Buster.
At his age, he could have renal failure and /or hyperthyroidism, treatable.
If it's his thyroid, I just found out that Felimazole can be gotten from
Drs. Foster Smith very inexpensively; Tapazole and
Many on this group usseother meds and ntural remdies for felv. I don't like
predesone, had it during my cancer and it messes everything up. My felv's are
in great shape, so are my negatives. I will pray for you and Buster and leave
the advise up to th others who have dealt with this mjore.
I really appreciate everyone who responded to my post. It makes me feel a bit
more secure knowing there are others rooting for our success.
I think that my keeping Buster on prednisolone is a requirement since he has
been on it for so long. I am sure it has compromised his adrenals and that
Muscle weakness and muscle wasting on rear legs are the first side effects of
long-term pred dosing. And long term for pred is not(as I thought)5 years but a
couple or 3.
I also think that his sitting not touching the floor is due to either arthritis
and/or muscle pain. If his muscles are
I have an FIV + cat that is like 12 or 13 yrs old (we don't know for sure but
that's what I think) with no sign of giving up the ghost as my husband says.
He used to live indoor/outdoor I believe. So these FIV kitties can live a
fairly long life. My friend's FIV kitties have
I've got to have a couple of my cats vaccinated against FeLV. I've heard you
guys talk about the different makers of the vaccinations but I can't remember
what the best ones were. Seems like I remember hearing about Fort Dodge and
some others but if anyone has had problems with a certain
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