Well, it couldn't hurt to try an immune booster like DMG. I use it with
my + cats, but it seems a can't hurt, might help, kind of thing.
Not pushing Entirely Pets, it's just where I got it. And I'm sure there
Margo, you are correct. Clavamox is the vet version of Augmentin
On 06-05, Margo wrote:
I keep Clavamox, which of course is the Veterinary version of Augmentin.
Just more convenient :)
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Yes, I know, my point was that I always have Clavamox (and other Abx)
on hand for the critters, so don't feel the need to keep the human form :).
Since I get most of my drugs by the bottle, I often find that what I'm giving
is actually labeled for human use.
Yesterday I had the rest of the cats tested for FelV, and they all turned out
to be positive. I have 6 cats suffering from FelV and one has lymphoma; I feel
like my life has just ended.
I unknowingly mixed two FelV cats into my
Kasia, I'm so sorry. I've been afraid to do that
Please, take a deep breath. Your life hasn't ended, and neither has theirs.
We need to think this through.
Okay. From what I seeJack was the original to test positive for FeLV, and healso has Lymphoma, which is currently being
We've all made mistakes, but we have to go on and do the best we can with what
the current situation is. I unknowingly infected a kitten once before I knew
much about FeLV. No, your life isn't over. I currently have 4 FeLV cats. 2 I
have had for 3 years. They have a much better chance
I'm a new member of this group hoping to better understand FeLv and the
situation that I'm in. Last month, I decided to foster kittens for my local
humane society as a summer project with my 2 girls (age 7 and 10 years). We
were given a momma cat and her 3 kittens who were about 4-5
First of all, thank you for fostering! You and your daughters provided an
invaluable service for your local HS.
I'm sorry your first fostering experience has been tainted by FeLV. Please
understand that FeLV isn't an automatic death sentence though cats and
kittens who are positive
Actually I keep the human form, Augmentin, on hand for myself. Then all I
need is a tetanus booster if I get bitten. If a cat bite swells up I start
myself on Augmenin. I also have Clavamox for the cats, but it is not the
correct strength for humans. I also keep Zithromax and other Abx on hand,
Oh Kasia, I am so sorry. You must be absolutely devastated. It is really
unusual for older cats to become positive unless they were kittens at
the time they were with the positive cats.
I know you are shocked and frightened, but cats who test positive can still
live long lives, but it is
Three of my cats are around 7-8 years old, one is little over 3 years, and two
will be three years old soon. From what I understood is that older cats got
infected because they hang around the carrier for a long period of time. It is
such a shocking news, I still do not know how to
I'm so sorry, Kasia. You and your cats will be in my thoughts and prayers. As
Lorrie said, it's very possible that an FeLV+ cat can live for years. I
understand how you feel, though. I'm worried about a likely exposure in our
house, and I also have an 11 year old FeLV+ girl of my own.
Are any of your FeLV+ cats showing symptoms?
***Besides Jack, who has lymphoma, none of the other cats show any symptoms.
Lance, when was your girl diagnosed with it?
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Ember was four years old when she tested positive, but she must have had the
disease prior to that. She might have been as young as two or three years old
when the infection became persistent. We still don't know how the virus got
into the house, whether through Ember herself or a stray kitten
I buy fish antibiotics for my feral cats (my vet knows this). I only treat
minor infections on my own with my vet's guidance. With infections that
require a vet visit, I start conservative treatment until the time the
appointment is (which could be up to 3 days away). I buy the 500mg pills.
That’s a great site-thanks!
I’ve been feeding mine Tiki Cat, and I was wondering...in
looking at it and reading the ingredients list, wouldn’t it be
a lot cheaper and just as good to boil some chicken and add
a cat vitamin?
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Ugh! I hate terminology although I do understand some of it from being a
medical transcriber in human medical practice. The gist of the paper is that
using AZT and other human drugs on a cat can be risky and should not be done
except under the control of a veterinary specialist. Your cat could
That would certainly make sense. Looking at it like that, I guess the extra
money paid is going to the convenience of not having to buy chicken, boil it,
and prepare it. Nothing more.
Side note: Ember is so spoiled by Tiki Cat that she avoids all paté types of
foods. It sounds
I agree. I had no intention of using these drugs. I doubt my vet would even
have access to the newer drugs the paper mentions, and AZT is definitely out,
unfortunately. It would be a sad irony if an exposed cat was FeLV- (or
otherwise threw the virus without the help of AZT) but ended up with
You would have to take a whole lot of Clavamox to make up the mgs. that you
would need. Augmentin is a much higher mg. dose than what is given to cats.But
then again, you could take as many pills to make up the difference and you
would not have to deal with a physician who might report you to
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