Our expert says:
You need to use an antibiotic/anti-inflammatory cream on the open sores. In addition try and limit the cat’s ability to scratch/lick open areas.
Some management guidelines for Felv cats.
1. Try and confine indoors – this will limit viral spread within the feline community and reduce your cat's exposure to infectious agents.
2. Avoid feeding uncooked meat – reduced exposure to bacterial and parasitic infections.
3. Have regular check-ups – every 6 months.
4. Treatment of infections – broad spectrum antibiotics and non steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s). The use of cortisones should be avoided.
5. Antiviral therapy – Feline Interferon Omega may help in alleviating the development of Felv clinical sign’s and increase longevity. AZT is another product that may prolong life expectancy : dose 5-10mg/kg every 12hrs.
I hope this helps.
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