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What is Transfer factor ?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've heard Transfer factor being mentioned in various threads. Hissy or someone can you explain what it is? Thanks.
post #2 of 18
Stephen i asked more or less the same thing yesterday.

If you scroll further down in this forum on MA's post on her cat Squirrel she tells you whats in it
post #3 of 18
Stephen, you can find some more information about Transfer Factor at this site:

www.4life.com/products/index.html

Click on the heading at the top where it says "Transfer Factor" for an explanantion of the product. The "Transfer Factor" ingredient is derived from bovine colostrum.

Though 4life makes products specifically for animals, my homeopathic vet recommends using the ones made for human consumption. I've also read testimonials from people who've seen better results using the human products for their cat or dog.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
post #5 of 18
That's a valuable link. I'm just wondering - Jamie has a problem with EGC, an autoimmune disease, which we've so far been able to keep in check with salmon oil capsules (Omega fatty acids). Would something like Transfer Factor intensify the problem? Or would it be worth a try if the fatty acid capsules or cortison shots failed to get rid of "rodent ulcers"?
post #6 of 18
Tricia, IMO, it would be worth a try, can't hurt!
post #7 of 18
I just discovered that straight, all my cats love the powder! LOL So much for kippered herring
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by hissy
I just discovered that straight, all my cats love the powder! LOL So much for kippered herring
Yay, MA! Kinda fun to watch them lick it up though, isn't it?
post #9 of 18
Here's hoping Rachel will think it tastes good too...just ordered the human Transfer Factor Plus for her...can't wait until we get started with it.
post #10 of 18
I've been following this since Raven has hip displaysia (no I can't spell) and she is on cosequin now - she actually eats the capsules like a treat. Are the capsules "average" size, and what/how much is normally given to cats?
post #11 of 18
The Transfer Factor Plus caps are a bit large for cats, since the caps are produced for humans. I've been breaking down a TF+ cap into 3 smaller caps which I pill my cat with once per day. The TF+ caps have an odor, not a bad one, but my cat can definitely detect it, so she won't eat it mixed into her food.


The following link will give everyone more information on Transfer Factor, including testimonials from vets and animal guardians. If you scroll down on the page that comes up to "Transfer Factor and Animals" you will see the testimonials along with an "Important Note" that explains the potential advantages of using the human TF vs. the Feline Complete Formula. I didn't see a discussion about the Animal Stress Pack; I think that's a newer product.

www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/tf.htm
post #12 of 18
Forgot to mention that I've been taking TF+ myself now for a few weeks too. (for hypothyroidism, chf). I'm anxious to see if it makes a difference. I have a doctor appointment early may and will have lab work done!
post #13 of 18
ps fwiw, my vet also suggested using the Human Plus, as did the sites I read through. I am not concerned about the capsules, I will be opening them and splitting out the dose I want, and putting that in a meatball to pop into Rachel's mouth.

Now...I've had another cat emergency today, my second oldest cat has Uveitis we think, and I"m tired. So.
post #14 of 18
Pat, I am sorry to hear that another cat of yours isn't doing well. I am sure I speak for many when I say I hope Tyler pulls this okay-
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
ps fwiw, my vet also suggested using the Human Plus, as did the sites I read through. I am not concerned about the capsules, I will be opening them and splitting out the dose I want, and putting that in a meatball to pop into Rachel's mouth.

Now...I've had another cat emergency today, my second oldest cat has Uveitis we think, and I"m tired. So.
Sending all a
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
Forgot to mention that I've been taking TF+ myself now for a few weeks too. (for hypothyroidism, chf). I'm anxious to see if it makes a difference. I have a doctor appointment early may and will have lab work done!
Tammie, I hadn't thought about that. I've had a problem with hypothyroidism for over 20 years, and my dosage constantly has to be changed. Maybe Jamie and I will both be trying this stuff.
post #17 of 18
This stuff sounds amazing!

Pat, lotsa vibes coming your kitties way..........
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
This stuff sounds amazing!

Pat, lotsa vibes coming your kitties way..........
Thank you..I'll be starting a thread so I don't hijack this one.
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