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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Leukeran?

Does anyone have experience with giving their cat Leukeran? My vet wants me to start giving it to Buzz because his anemia is coming back. I really don't like the idea of giving it to him and I wish there was another way.

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Re: Leukeran?

If Buzz is anemic wouldn't the proper treatment be iron supplements,like in humans?
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Re: Leukeran?

What is Buzz's underlying condition that is causing the anemia? Leukeran is usually used for cancer....


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Re: Leukeran?

Buzz is one of my feline leukemia positive kitties. He has hemolytic anemia which means that his bodies immune system is attacking his red blood cells. He is currently on Prednisolone to suppress the immune systems response but while being slowly weaned off of it his red blood cell count began to fall again. My vet suggested the Leukeran, and I know others with FeLV+ kitties have had success with it, I just hate the idea of putting a chemo drug into him. I have started doing some research on the drug, and I belong to an on-line feline leukemia group that is very helpful. I just wondered if anyone here had any experience with it.

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