Re: frankie and immunoregulin

Nancy A. Schmall ( (no email) )
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 14:01:40 -0600 (CST)

Karla,
If Frankie has cancer, Immunoregulin will not help. A product called
Acemannan should be considered instead. The only side effect I have heard
of with Immunregulin is that after the shot, some cats become tired or
lethargic or may even shiver a little. I have not noticed any of those in
my animals. I am excited that your vet would try it. If it were me, I'd
go for it. I have seen such improvement in using it. Also, I would not
take a cat off it once one it. My little Greystoke was on it for
approximately 9 months. The vet I used at the time suggested she go off
it to see what would happen (this was back in '94). Four months later she
developed a tumor in her eye. Three months later she died. I have always
regretted taking her off it. I am glad your vet is willing to work with
and *for* you and Frankie; that's half the battle right there. Hope
Frankie starts feeling better--perhaps the change of antibioltic will
help. Nancy

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Chris M. Starrett wrote:

>
> I did not know how receptive my vet would be on all the info I got off the
> felv
> talk but he was very receptive and positive on helping frankie with
> anything he
> can.
> He showed me how to do the ringers lactate.
> He said we can try to see if lowering the antibiotic will help his vomiting he
> also gave me some centrine instead of metoclopramide we will see if it
> helps.He
> also said he might have a tumor in his chest that might be causing some of his
> vomiting.
> Unfortunatly this morning his breathing was worse this so it might have been
> the fluids he got last night.
> The question I have on immunoregulin is how effective will it be on an older
> cat like frankie that has problems I talked to the vet about it and he said
> that there are some adverse side effects he did not have much experience on
> this. He is willing to try and I wanted more info on it.
> Thanks for the help Karla
>
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> Chris M. Starrett - chriss@honeymoonpaper.com
> Please note that my e-mail address has changed
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