What is polyprenyl Immunostimulant?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant (PI) is a veterinary biologic licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture for the reduction of the severity of signs of feline herpesvirus and is safe in cats over 8 weeks of age. It was used in our pilot study to treat cats with the dry form of FIP and produced promising results (15).
Has a cat ever survived FIP?
Twenty naturally infected symptomatic cats with FIP were treated. Thirteen eventually died, often relapsing after a remission and dying of neurological FIP in the brain. Seven cats survived and appear to remain disease free as of now, one as long as 1 year following treatment.
How do you administer Polyprenyl Immunostimulant?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is administered orally; a single dose equals 0.25 ml/kg. Two oral doses of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant should be administered daily for 15 days.
Is dry FIP treatable?
FIP is fatal in almost all cases. Supportive treatments may extend longevity and improve quality of life, however, there is no specific cure.
Are cats in pain with FIP?
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a painful, incurable disease that’s nearly always fatal. But over the past 18 months, thousands of cats have reportedly been cured of FIP by a drug that’s very similar to remdesivir—the antiviral currently under investigation as a promising treatment for COVID-19 in humans.
How long can a cat live with FIP?
FIP typically runs a course of a few days to a few weeks before the cat succumbs to the disease. But, adult cats with the wet form may linger for six to eight months and cats with the dry form may survive a year or more.
Are cats with FIP in pain?
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a painful, incurable disease that’s nearly always fatal.
Should I euthanize my cat with FIP?
Decide if you want to euthanize your cat. Almost every case of FIP is fatal, and there is no treatment for the virus. Most treatments are supportive to help improve the cat’s quality of life for a few weeks or months. Many vets suggest that cats diagnosed with FIP be euthanized.
Is FIP in cats painful?
Do cats with FIP eat a lot?
FIP in cats causes a decrease in appetite so it was difficultto get him to eat. Since Noodles, I have diagnosed and treated and,unfortunately, euthanized many cats with Feline FIP.
How is polyprenyl used as an immunostimulant in cats?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is a 2 mg/ml solution of phosphorylated polyprenols of the following structure: Polyprenyl Immunostimulant Indications. The product is an aid in reduction of severity of clinical signs resulting from feline herpesvirus infection in cats 8 weeks of age or older.
How much polyprenyl can I give my Cat?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™ reduces the severity of clinical signs resulting from feline herpesvirus infection (URI, FHV-1, FVR, FRV) in cats eight weeks of age or older. Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™ is administered orally; a single dose equals 0.25 ml/kg.
What kind of Medicine is polyprenyl for FVR?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™ (PI) is the only USDA-approved therapeutic for the treatment of Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR). What is Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™? Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™ is manufactured by Sass & Sass, Inc. and is the only therapeutic approved by the USDA for the treatment of feline rhinotracheitis.
How long is polyprenyl immunostimulant good for animals?
Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is stable for at least 12 months. Should be stored in dark at temperatures above freezing, recommended between 1 – 30 °C. Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Must not be frozen: freezing and thawing may cause precipitation of the product from the solution.