View Full Version : regarding a kitty in taiwan, can you advise or help in anyway...

08-16-2008, 02:06 PM
I promised my girlfriend i would post a thread concerning her son's Kitties, so here it is.,as i know you guys are brilliant in giving advice.,and maybe the magic of PT can work yet again, here's hoping.

Her son has been living in Taiwan for over two years, he and his partner are being posted to Beijing in Jan next year,she is a NZ diplomat, why they are over there really,

Anyhow they adopted two kitties, one which had been living on the streets with the dogs,as you can imagine not a very good life at all.

The thing is they can take the kitties to Beijing but not out again, so they have opted to spend a few thousand dollars and send the kitties to his mother in NZ for two years.

The kitties are very bonded together, and sleep together etc,now here comes the saddest news ever, one of the kitties was vaccinated and it's immune system is too low, apparently you have to meet certain criteria for NZ Quarantine, which is fair enough,but because this kitty had such a bad start in life,after the vaccination it did not come up as it should have, so that kitty will not be allowed into NZ, he is absolutely devastated and very depressed,like you and I he adores his kitties.

I know there is nothing we can do really, the law is the law,they will be checking it out more with a second opinion with a NZ vet,I am not sure what is going to happen, unless he can find someone to adopt the kitty in taiwan or Beijing, i hate to think what the outcome will be.

I am just posting in case any of you have further advice, or can help in anyway, i know it is probably futile, but one can only hope and pray for a better outcome, thanks for listening.

08-16-2008, 03:27 PM
My suggestion would be to boost the one cat's immune system in every way possible and then have the cat re-tested in a few months. There are a few things out there that could be used such as giving the cat the drug Interferon. I found this on the internet:

"Fortunately, my veterinarian Dr. Pervaiz Manzoor, was always willing to work with me and to try new methods. He helped me stabilize Morris and was open to my suggestion of giving the cat the drug Interferon to boost his immune system. After a few months of intensive supportive therapy, Morris actually starting gaining weight and looking well again.We have retested a now very healthy Morris, and each time the tests come back from the lab with a negative result. The virus has obviously cleared from his bloodstream. We have also retested several of the cats Morris has lived with for many years. These tests have all been negative for FeLV."

I know that your son's cat does not suffer from FeLV but it sounds like Interferon has a positive effect on the immune system.

On the same site I also found:
"Veterinarians at the Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal clinic had good results treating persistently infected cats with acemannan for six weeks. Acemannan, an aloe vera derivative, has a stimulating effect on the immune system.
So do not despair if you rescue a cat who tests positive for FeLV. This is not necessarily a death sentence. The cat may still live a good, long, healthy life. Before you decide to euthanize a cat with FeLV, do discuss these options with your vet. Improving the immune system definitely seems to result in an excellent chance of saving an animals’ life."

I would also suggest giving the cat Transfer Factor Plus. I used this with my cat Tiger who was battling Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He was particularily fussy about me putting anything in his food and I ultimately couldn't get him to take it but for the few months I did have him on it, the vets were amazed that Tiger was doing as well as he was because it is such an aggressive cancer. Another woman I know of had a cat with the same cancer and she gave her cat 3+ caps a day for a few months and more than two years later her cat is healthy and on a cap every couple of days. The capsules can be opened up and the contents mixed in with wet food.
It is a massive immune booster and it might be enough to boost your son's cat's immunse system to provide the numbers needed to pass the test. The Transfer Factor Plus is the human version and might be the way to go as it is safe and might get the results faster than the Transfer Factor pet supplement. Here is the website to purchase it: Transfer Factor (http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/tf/s/tfplus-ing.htm).

I hope things will all work out and that the kitties will be able to stay together. I'm glad your son has until January to try and figure things out and I hope that re-testing is allowed? Prayers going out for these cats. :love:

08-16-2008, 07:20 PM
I don't have any advice - but why can't they take the kitties out of Beijing again?

08-16-2008, 11:21 PM
Thanks Emeraldgreen for all the info, will pass on, it's not my son though, my girlfriends son lol, Candace, i am not really sure but that is the law, it might be the Chinese law or our quarantine laws, i really do not know, but that is the case sadly.

08-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Just wanting to bump this thread up again, emeraldgreen, her son will be here in NZ this week, he has a six week holiday, don't worry all the kitties are well taken care of in his absence, so he has an appointment with our vet to ask questions regarding boosting the kitties immune system up, so here's hoping there is a chance for kitty,fingers and all paws crossed please. thanks