There are more than 200 million cats and 200 million dogs which are part of our family members today and growing. What is heartening to know is that the life expectancy of our pets has gone up significantly, some living to a ripe old age, allowing us to have a fuller life together. Better nutrition and more advanced veterinary care make this possible. With the COVID-19 pandemic, our pets have become our dearest companions as we turn towards them for comfort and joy during this difficult period.
Unfortunately, viral diseases afflicting cats and dogs are still present because antiviral therapeutics are not available until now. Feline Leukemia (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome (FIV), Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), Canine Parvovirosis (CPV2) and Canine Distemper (CDV) are some medically important viral diseases affecting cats and dogs worldwide. They are all fatal. The prevalence of these viral diseases varies from country to country, reaching up to 30% even in some developed countries. Pet owners are well acquainted with these viral diseases through community self-help groups and veterinarians.
“In over 100 cases of cats suffering from feline leukemia, presented by their owners from Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and the U.S. that received RetroMAD1TM treatment, the lives of all these cats improved so dramatically that owners could not believe what they witnessed. Without a doubt, RetroMAD1TM saves lives.”
- Dr Cher Yew NG, CEO of Biovalence
RetroMAD1TM - The future of anti-viral treatment
With more than 10 years of research and development using a patented recombinant proteomic technology, RetroMAD1TM is the most advanced and true antiviral molecule that demonstrates excellent therapeutic value specifically targeting fatal viral diseases in cats and dogs namely FeLV, FIV, FIP, CPV2, and CDV. With its wide therapeutic index and ease of oral application, RetroMAD1TM is positioned as a drug of the first choice for veterinarians and pet owners in antiviral therapy and immune-modulator prophylaxis. RetroMAD1TM is further envisaged for use in individual pets and pets living in high-risk communities to aid in the prevention of the spread of these fatal diseases.
A broad-spectrum antiviral against medically important/fatal diseases of dogs and cats, RetroMAD1TM is
1. An aqueous liquid for oral use, allowing patient and pet owner compliance;
2. Safe up to 300mg per kg of body weight;
3. Designed for community use* like in a shelter, breeding cattery or kennel.
* Similar to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) when people at very high risk from HIV infection take HIV medicine daily to lower their chances of getting infected
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COVID-19 coronavirus invasive mode of destruction to the human body is very similar to that of the feline coronavirus (FIPV) that causes the same massive systemic inflammation in feline infectious peritonitis.
Cats can catch coronavirus, prompting WHO investigation
This report reinforces the scientific fact that both FIPV and COVID-19 have a very similar genetic mutation that allows them to rapidly infect and invade the host cells, causing massive damage that results in severe disease, a genetic mutation that SARS-CoV did not possess.
Coronavirus and pets: How COVID-19 affects cats and dogs
This website is highly informative and regularly provides the latest news about COVID-19 and pets. It should help pet owners feel secure and comforted in knowing their pets are not a risk of getting COVID-19 from their owners or vice versa.
The overwhelming consensus is that our pets pose no particular threat to infecting us with the novel coronavirus
We have to be mindful to always verify the facts of news reporting that pets could transmit COVID-19 to humans; the blog from this veterinarian who has a good following in LinkedIn provides factual information supported by data that say otherwise.
Singapore startup testing drug used to treat cats in race to find COVID-19 cure
The unique relation between COVID-19 and FIPV, among all other coronaviruses, is a very similar genetic mutation that both these strains possess allowing them to furiously invade the host cells.
2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines
We would encourage the use of RetroMAD1TM as part of metaphylactic strategy against feline retroviruses in cat shelters as attested by those that are using it currently.