[Felvtalk] Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread adopt
I was on this list years ago, when I had my first FeLV cat, Denzel, and I adopted my second, Saki Tofu, from a list member shortly after Denzel died in 2009. Happy to report, Tofu is still going strong, but I haven’t been on the list since then. I currently work at a rescue facility and we

Re: [Felvtalk] Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread Lance
Hi Emily, Glad to hear that Tofu is doing well. Do you do anything special for him (supplements, food, environmental, medicine)? Regarding your first question, you'll want to check out the AAFP Retrovirus Management Guidelines paper, available here:

Re: [Felvtalk] Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread Margo
Hi Emily, I've got two boy's that are alsoprone to URI's with runny eyes and both have recently responded reallywellto famciclovir. I've had diagnosed herpes among my cats, so while neither had been tested, we made an educated decision to try the anti-viral. $45 for 30 at CVS with GoodRX

[Felvtalk] Saki Tofu, was Re: Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread adopt
I have used alpha interferon for her in the past, my vet had prescribed it for another FIV kitty I had (remember, Saki Tofu has both). According to the vet, he has seen the interferon provide some benefit with FIV but not much with FeLV. But for the most part, she is not on anything regularly.

Re: [Felvtalk] Saki Tofu, was Re: Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread Lance
Ember's first post-test vet put her on interferon alpha. I'm not sure that it does anything, but she's done so well that I have no plans to stop giving it to her. Glad that Tofu is such a strong girl. I hope she's staying cool right now. It's terrible in AR right now, though we're supposed to get

Re: [Felvtalk] Saki Tofu, was Re: Latent infections and FeLV strains

2013-06-28 Thread Margo
Gribble and Mako are both on alternate week Interferon, andlLike Lance, I have no intention of stopping G. We have ImmunoRegulin at the Vet's just in case, but (knocking madly) so far, so good... Margo -Original Message- From: Lance Sent: Jun 28, 2013 3:22 PM