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RE: nasal congestion

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Posted by: PHKitkat at Sun Oct 2 16:56:47 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHKitkat ]  
   

Hi There,

I also have a kitten with herpes and major nasal congestion. Although I haven't been using any nasal spray on her, she is improving with some other treatments that I'd like to share with you.

Herpes, being viral, is not likely to respond well to antibiotics. However, there can be a bacterial infection at the same time, and for this reason antibiotics are usually prescribed.

I give my baby, Whispurr, L-Lysine twice a day, mixed in her food. This is well known to be effective against herpes and you can find it in any pharmacy. I get the 500mg tablets and crush and mix 1/4 tablet twice daily in her food. I usualy use the back of a spoon to crush the tablets then use the same spoon to mix it into her canned food. Before Whispurr was eating well, I dissolved the Lysine in a syringe with a little water and gave it to her that way.

Another treatment I have found effective is Interferon. Your vet may or may not have this available. If he or she doesn't, perhaps it can be ordered. Interferon is an immune system booster, which is why it is helpful with herpes. It can also be used with other problems that leave the immune system suppressed, such as feline AIDS. Interferon is made up as a liquid and is given orally with a syringe.

Good luck with your baby, and please let us know how things go

Regards,
PHKitkat


   

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