Feline immunodeficiency virus is a serious problem for cats. As with any virus, the veterinary treatment is limited. And as the name implies, with a weakened immune system, the prognosis may not be encouraging. However, if you use a total natural cat health care system, then the chances of your cat making a full recovery are much greater.
Any cat who is not healthy can get this. Symptoms are very similar to those of other conditions. They can include loss of appetite with the predictable progressive loss of weight, a staring coat, stomatitis, various blood disorders and cancers.
Veterinary diagnosis of this condition is to check for antibodies in the blood. However, this is not particularly accurate as antibodies can take time to develop after infection.
As with any poor health condition, opportunistic bacteria and parasite populations will explode, so these tend to be the focus of the veterinary treatment. However, these are not the cause of the problem, they are merely the effect.
By aggressively treating your cat with anti-parasitics and antibiotics, you are not improving the immune system at all. In fact you are worsening it. Veterinary drugs are not only immune suppressants, they are also liver toxic. So in addition to worsening your cat’s immune system, you are making her liver toxic, probably setting up side effects that you can only guess at and polluting the environment.
A better, safer and more effective option is to start the treatment by sorting out the diet. Most commercial pet food is harmful to your cat and helps to lower her immune system. By feeding a quality, natural diet, you immediately start to restore the immune system to working order.
In addition, or after you can see what the diet has done, you can also bring in a treatment in natural therapies, such as homeopathy. The way homeopathy works is by raising the immune system.
The combination of a good diet and natural health care has been known to bring cats back from the brink of death on many occasions.