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RE: nasal congestion

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Posted by: wittykittytoo at Fri Oct 7 01:12:15 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by wittykittytoo ]  
   

actually, i have used neosyneferin (sp?) and i have only used it in the "mild" formula and with great caution...for example, on an orphaned kitten who cannot nurse because it is too congested while i am waiting for the oral antibiotics to begin working.

this product (like with humans) can make a cat dependent on the product because nasal passages can quickly become swollen when the product is stopped...basically, like us, they can become addicted to it, not to mention that it has a strong propensity to dangerously increase the heart rate, especially in such a small body.

this is a very short sighted and very temporary solution (no more than 3 days - ONE DROP between the nostrils 3x a day for the first day, 2x a day for the second day and once on the third day). this is definately not your solution.

what are the antibiotics your vet has tried so far?

i have battled this same issue with several cats over the years (and indeed, it's always been associated with the herpes virus) and the thing that is currently working the best, after many, long antibiotic treatments with many different antibiotics is L Lyscine (sp?) which comes in pills, liquid and paste.

i strongly recommend the paste which can be obtained by your vet. and is administered with a syringe like applicator. it has to be done once daily (possibly for the rest of the cat's life), is an immune system booster and really helps.

if i hadn't seen it for myself, i wouldn't have believed it. it takes about a month to start working and i used it initially in conjunction with (my 4th antibiotic) doxicycline.

when the course of doxi was finished, i continued with the l lyscine and the cat has not had a remarkable incindent of congestion since...it's been about 4 months now.

the paste is preferable and actually very palatable for the cat. as a matter of fact, after the affected cat gets his l lyscine, all of the other cats try to lick his mouth because they want some too.

if your vet does not know where or how to get it, you can email me and i will give you the name of the company who makes it.

it is important that you start the supplement at the same time you start his next attempt at antibiotics because a month is a long time for your cat to wait for the supplement to work and the antibiotic may give him and the supplement a "leg up" on the congestive symptoms.

if you're going to try this, it is important that you give it to the cat religously, even after his symptoms seem to be in remission.

onewittykitty@yahoo.com


   

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