Question: My girlfriends cat has been diagnosed w Feline Leukemia, given a transfusion & prednisone. Cat is lethargic & sits near fireplace.. Any supplements, homeopathic remedies or other therapies you can suggest.? Thanks, greg
Management of anemia due to Feline Leukemia involves building the blood as well as managing the virus. Does the cat have bone marrow precursors of the red cells? What is his hematocrit? Any peripheral evidence of regeneration? If so, then I would start the cat on iron supplements, 50mg/day, and erythropoietin injections to manage the anemia. From a holistic point of view, a natural, meat-based diet, wheat sprout-derived antioxidants, interferon, Pau D’Arco, and the Chinese herbs present in the Health Concerns formula “Marrow Plus”, are all useful adjuncts. In addition, bone marrow and spleen glandulars are very helpful (present in the product ImmuGo from Pets Friend). It is extremely important that the cat be managed aggresively until he stabilizes.