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42213Re: [felineherpes]feline herpes Persians!

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  • Diane Brookins
    Jan 20, 2014
      Welcome!  I believe you’ll find this group extremely helpful!  I would definitely put him on 1/2 a regular Zyrtech or Claritin daily.  Also 500 mg Lysine each day will help, you can buy the powder at health food stores and just add 1/4 tbsp to his food.  I have not heard of using Afrin on kitties, not sure if that’s a good idea…anyone else ever heard of this??

      On Jan 20, 2014, at 3:44 PM, <darkmstf@...> <darkmstf@...> wrote:

      Hi all. I'm new here.  First let me apologize for probably asking questions that have been answered over aqnd over, but with the new yahoogroup format it's KILLING me to quickly search for answers!  So here goes:  

      We have 8 cats, mainly persian.  3 of them have peke faces and more chronic respiratory issues.  One of the boys will have an eye swell up and then if I massaged under his eye he eventually will be able to sneeze out a glob of mucous and he's fine.  Philomena just snorts alot and has watery eyes ... awful breath tho from the sinus issue. But she seems to breath and manage okay.  It's our Boo-Boo kitty that's the issue.  He tends to suffer more than the others.  His nostrils and eyes get crusty and he gets the black build up under his chin.  We can clean his face 2-3x a day and it looks like we never cleaned him by the next time.  He actually LIKES it when I use a baby nasal aspirator to pull crud out.  (I know, odd cat!).

      I've tried using nasal drops (Afrin) on him but he hates it so much - altho it does tend to help short term.  If I put him on amoxi he does get better but as soon as I stop the abx it all starts up again.  Can't keep him on abx forever.  :(  I haven't tried antihistamines yet.

      We have another cat, Bootsy, who doesn't have a peke face but recently popped up with a corneal ulcer.  So he's on eye ointment and am giving him oral lysine.  All these cats are from the same breeder so I'm wondering if herpes virus is causing an issue among them all and whether I should dose everyone with lysine in their food?  If so what would be daily dosing?  

      Any other tips/tricks would be much appreciated!  

      Darkside Mastiffs

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