Feline Viruses

RetroMAD1 box for 15mL (with cat image)

Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is a dreaded disease that can affect up to 30% of the cat population in some countries. It is an insidious disease caused by a retrovirus that lay hidden for a period of time before causing damage to the bone marrow and immune system. The main symptoms of cats affected with Feline Leukemia are leukemia and severe anemia. At this stage, the disease is almost invariably fatal in 6 – 18 months. Feline Leukemia affects cats of all ages. Fortunately, it can be detected early, painlessly and within a few minutes at the veterinary clinic. Cat owners who use RetroMAD1TM under the supervision of their veterinarian see excellent therapeutic success with a significantly prolonged quality of life.

 

Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome (FIV) is slow progressing and insidious viral disease. The worldwide prevalence of FIV is thought to be around 5%. It affects cats of any age and is caused by a retrovirus, belonging to the same family as FeLV. Immunodeficiency is described as the body’s inability to develop a normal immune response. Symptoms are therefore varied. Like AIDS, cats afflicted with the disease progressively waste away. Fortunately, it can also be detected early, painlessly and within a few minutes at the veterinary clinic. Cat owners who use RetroMAD1TM under the supervision of their veterinarian see marked improvement in health with a significantly prolonged quality of life.

 

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is fast progressing and fatal disease. In the effusive form, mortality occurs in 9 days. It is caused by a coronavirus, belonging to the same family as COVID-19 and SARS. Practically all cats harbor many different strains of coronavirus (FeCoV) throughout their lives. Fortunately, only a very small number of strains called FIPV will actually cause the disease. Hence FIP is common and affects cats of any age. Like COVID-19, what makes FeCoV become FIPV is a genetic mutation that allows FIPV to invade many cells rapidly. Like COVID-19, the virus causes the immune response to go into overdrive with extensive inflammation on predilected organs. In Biovalence Technologies, we are seeing more and more veterinarians and cat owners asking whether RetroMAD1TM can treat against FIP. The simple answer is yes. Aggressive therapy at the early stage of the disease shows good success.

FELV and FIV Infographic (1)
FIP Infographic (1)