|Purred: Mon Oct 20, '08 10:56am PST |
|My cat Nemo is FIV , too. We adopted him from the SPCA almost 3 years go. We found out that he was FIV a month after we adopted him. He was (probably) in the very early stage of FIV then. I found out about Interferon on the internet and talked to Nemo’s vet about it. We decided to postpone the Interferon treatment because Nemo appeared to be quite healthy. We believe his FIV virus was in dormant and we plan to keep it that way for as long as possible. In the past 3 years, we’ve been focusing on boosting his immune system by giving him supplements recommended by his homeopath: NuCat Senior, Feline Immune System Support, and probiotic. We also make sure that we provide him with the most nutritious foods (in our opinion—raw food). He is now healthier and stronger than ever! We continue to have regular checkups with the traditional vet and homeopath every 3-6 months. They both say that he’s in excellent shape and he’s going to stick around for a LONG time.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if the FIV cat appears to be healthy, boosting his immune system, we believe, is probably the best fight against the virus. Like Mikey, Interferon can be introduced at a later stage.
Thank you for posting this message, Mikey’s human. You give us hope for a long, happy life for our FIV cats. We hope to keep our Nemo around until he is at least 20 years old.
Edited by author Mon Oct 20, '08 10:57am PST
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