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  FELINE LEUKEMIA
  

By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.


Have you ever been the recipient of a cat or kitten that has gone through a normal vaccine program and has developed this disease?

The fact that the proper vaccination program has been followed, never guarantees that your pet can create protective antibodies. The only way that you can determine this, is by doing a protective antibody titer (test), two weeks after the final vaccine.

What you need to realize for all your pets and yourself, is that just because any of you have received the vaccine, there is no guarantee that the vaccine caused the production of protective antibodies. The day, hopefully will arrive, when protective antibody titers will be recommended to determine if there has been protective antibodies created.

If protective antibodies are not produced, it is because of an inherited or acquired hormone antibody imbalance.

This is not considered a problem today, unless it is your pet or child that succumbs to a disease that had been properly vaccinated.

With the current swine flu vaccines, how do you know if you will make protective antibodies, or sustain a horrible side effect that may be worse than the actual swine flu?

The feline leukemia vaccine is somewhat similar. If the cat has a hormone antibody imbalance, the vaccine is a waste because the cat cannot produce protective antibodies to the FELV vaccine. The cats that do not have this imbalance will not develop feline leukemia whether they received the vaccine or not.

So what is this imbalance? The imbalance is due to a cortisol defect or deficiency causing excess estrogen, bound thyroid hormones, deregulated immune system (B and T cells) and an antibody deficiency. This antibody deficiency in the gut, disallows absorption of oral medications.

The deregulated T cell will no longer protect the cat from viruses like FELV, FIV and FIP.

Once my syndrome has been identified and repaired, 85 % of the cats suffering from Feline Leukemia will survive to live a normal life if the hormone replacement is continued.

This also holds true for Feline Aids and Feline Infectious Peritonitis, however with FIP, thyroid hormone also has to be given twice daily. With both FIV and FIP a 70 % survival rate will be expected.

Remember these are actual clinical cases and not just normal cats that are positive for any of these viruses.

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