Re: [Felvtalk] ok, interferon question here

2009-04-08 Thread Gloria B. Lane

Hey Sidney and The General,

There are different protocols for low dose oral (not injected)  
interferon alpha, none of which has been
proven that I know of.  One is 3 days on and 3 off.  Another is 7 on,  
7 off.  Another is daily.


Vets of course are very individual in their attitude and treatment of  
FELV cats.


I've done daily most of the time - but I only give 1/2 to 1cc.  I'm  
wondering how much you're giving?


Hope this helps -

Gloria



On Apr 8, 2009, at 4:26 PM, souther...@aol.com wrote:

My guy is a very big (15.5 lb) FeLV+.  he's supposed to be taking  
interferon
on a week and off a week.  It has gotten to the point that now after  
about 3
days on, he seems to feel bad, he curls up and won't leave the bed  
all day and
won't eat.  I stop the interferon and he's good to go again within  
24 hours.


My vet just insists that there's no corrolation.  I'm fairly new at  
this cat
thing since he's only lived with me for 2 years and I have ZERO cat  
experience

prior to that time.  But I swear there's a corrolation.

Do I stop the interferon or do I keep on?

BTW I just started giving him vetricine as my dog is on that for her  
immune
issues (the cat vet (who is a cat specialist) doesn't know about  
that :-) and I
now have the cat on the lysine powder , that comes from the vet, all  
the time
as he would have runny eyes and sneezing and I'd give it, then he'd  
clear up
and the vet would say stop, and then he'd start again. So now I just  
leave him

on it (vet doesn't know that either :-)

my vet bills ran so high last year that I am trying to do a few  
things for

myself rather than taking him in every time he sneezes or doesn't eat.

So anyone have any similar experience with interferon?

Sidney and the General


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Re: [Felvtalk] ok, interferon question here

2009-04-08 Thread MaryChristine
many vets think that all cats should be on lysine all the time, symptomatic
or not, to prevent the spread and outbreaks of herpes. i wouldn't bother
worrying about that one!

and just because MOST cats might not react to any particular drug, it
doesn't mean that yours isn't doing so--if this continues with him getting
sluggish and sickly each time with the protocol he's on, you might need to
remind your vet about that fact MOST cats don't have vaccine reactions,
or topical-flea-product reactions, or or or

MC

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net wrote:

 Hey Sidney and The General,

 There are different protocols for low dose oral (not injected) interferon
 alpha, none of which has been
 proven that I know of.  One is 3 days on and 3 off.  Another is 7 on, 7
 off.  Another is daily.

 Vets of course are very individual in their attitude and treatment of FELV
 cats.

 I've done daily most of the time - but I only give 1/2 to 1cc.  I'm
 wondering how much you're giving?

 Hope this helps -

 Gloria




 On Apr 8, 2009, at 4:26 PM, souther...@aol.com wrote:

  My guy is a very big (15.5 lb) FeLV+.  he's supposed to be taking
 interferon
 on a week and off a week.  It has gotten to the point that now after about
 3
 days on, he seems to feel bad, he curls up and won't leave the bed all day
 and
 won't eat.  I stop the interferon and he's good to go again within 24
 hours.

 My vet just insists that there's no corrolation.  I'm fairly new at this
 cat
 thing since he's only lived with me for 2 years and I have ZERO cat
 experience
 prior to that time.  But I swear there's a corrolation.

 Do I stop the interferon or do I keep on?

 BTW I just started giving him vetricine as my dog is on that for her
 immune
 issues (the cat vet (who is a cat specialist) doesn't know about that :-)
 and I
 now have the cat on the lysine powder , that comes from the vet, all the
 time
 as he would have runny eyes and sneezing and I'd give it, then he'd clear
 up
 and the vet would say stop, and then he'd start again. So now I just leave
 him
 on it (vet doesn't know that either :-)

 my vet bills ran so high last year that I am trying to do a few things for
 myself rather than taking him in every time he sneezes or doesn't eat.

 So anyone have any similar experience with interferon?

 Sidney and the General


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