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The vet (not the one who saw him, who will not be in again for over a week) said that there was no record of having put a relaxant in his eye, and that it might mean that there is pain in the eye… Occasionally, chronic diarrhea is attributed to the non-lethal, intestinal form of coronavirus. Retrieved 2007-02-26. If he shows signs of an imminent outbreak (eye starts shedding those tell tale little square specks) I increase the does back to the 500 daily for a week or two. Once in a while, the problem stems from fungus or worms. Big areas of skin were bare, scabbed and flaky and she would rub up against the house to scratch her sides from the tortuous itch. Dear Jeremy, Although only your vet can say for sure it is possible that Spider may have the viral form of the Cat Flu, particularly the one caused by the feline herpesvirus (FHV) which causes Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR).

Dr Riggs is co-owner of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, Ohio. So I took more pics as she healed. Cats suffering from uveitis often develop abnormally yellow or red-orange coloured eyes. Also from the very first vet visit we have given her L-lysine treats to bolster her immune system. Digestive enzymes break down the food so that there is less of a chance of the larger molecules passing through the intestinal walls and should be added at every meal. Sometimes, early treatment could limit the length of the shingles outbreak, but does not consistently guarantee a auick recovery. The FeLV vaccine is given annually in cats determined to have continued risk of exposure.


Herpesvirus is a common cause of conjunctivitis and upper respiratory infections (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis FVR) in cats. Feline herpesvirus (FHV) infection, also called feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) , is an acute and highly contagious viral upper respiratory tract disease that affects both domestic and wild cats, especially those with weak immune systems. Steering clear of genital herpes is possible with the right precautions. Treatment of cats with ocular disease attributable to herpesvirus infection: 17 cases (19831993). There are no specific antiviral drugs in common use at this time for FVR, although one study has shown that ganciclovir, PMEDAP, and cidofovir hold promise for treatment. Lysine helps cats with chronic upper respiratory infections Feline herpes virus and calicivirus are the most common causes of tongue and mouth ulcers in cats. The goals of treatment are to eliminate the signs of infection, to control ocular pain, and to prevent damage to the eyes that can lead to vision loss.

Although inconsistent studies in cats have raised doubts about this medication, it continues to be a mainstay for the treatment of herpes virus in cats. Once recovered, in the healthy cat the immune system usually manages to keep the virus in check, but there may be the occasional outbreak at times of stress (pregnancy, lactation, overcrowding, while boarding etc. The infection is most severe in young kittens. Also, idoxuridine opthalmic drops are very effective and although somewhat expensive, are well worth the cost if the disease, and permanent effects, can be eliminated using this drug. Keeping the nostrils and eyes clear of discharges. Herpesvirus is a common cause of conjunctivitis and upper respiratory infections (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis FVR) in cats. Treatment of cats with ocular disease attributable to herpesvirus infection: 17 cases (19831993).

Could this be herpes, nothing ever says whether outbreaks cAn be less severe and not blister. Infection by the virus for the first time is known as primary infection and it does not immediately cause herpes of the eye. If it is determined to be an allergy, medications containing an anti-inflammatory agent are most often recommended and usually contain hydro-cortisone in some form. Also, a cat that has been infected can continue to harbor the virus in her body and intermittently shed it through nasal, oral or eye secretions during periods of stress. Due to the nasal discharge, the cat’s sense of smell is severely diminished, causing it’s appetite to wane. They both like it best this way and chow it down. Shortens the time and duration of cold sore symptoms, such as pain healing, burning, tingling and itching.

Blood pressure, high cholesterol respectively obesity leading to this HSV little more 1. As with other herpes viruses, the virus is very species specific, and is only known to cause infections in domestic and wild cats. This virus is very common in the cat population as 95 of cats have been exposed, but it is not contagious to people or other species of animals, such as dogs. All four of my cars get lysine daily, Jitzu gets 500mg in the summer and 1000mg every day in the winter, the other three get 250mg.