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  • pogo_bear420
    Hi, Went back to my regular vet today after 30 days of Bijou on 3 types of drops in each eye, 3 times a day. She is 50% better, but must stay on the program
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 1, 2004
      Hi,

      Went back to my regular vet today after 30 days of Bijou on 3 types
      of drops in each eye, 3 times a day. She is 50% better, but must
      stay on the program for another 30 days, and return at that time. He
      didn't even charge me. He suggested, since I originally got the
      medications from a vet eye specialist (with a bill of $403.56 for the
      one visit total), that I check around local or web pharmacy's for
      cheaper prices. I thought maybe you may have some ideas.

      She had a prescription for Artifical Tears, which turns out is not
      even a prescription - for $14.25. My vet said any over the counter
      artifical tears drops would be fine. Any inexpensive brand
      suggestions? She will be taking them in each eye for life (she's
      two).

      We stopped the NaCl oint. 3.5 gm., 2 tubes for $54.50. That also
      wasn't a prescription either. My vet said the ointment was not
      necessary at all.

      Idoxuridine 15ml - I paid $48.75
      Ciprofloxacin HCL 0.3% $109.00 for two tiny bottles.

      He didn't want to change the present prescriptions since she has done
      so well, and has had no stomach/intestinal reactions with them.

      If you know of any good pharmacy's for these two, plus a good
      inexpensive artifical tears I would love to hear back. I live in NJ
      and we have CVS, Drug Fair, Shoprite, Pathmark, and probably a few
      other drug stores close by. I have enough left to last till the end
      of next week, so I will probably spend my weekend talking to
      pharmacists. Once I hear of a good place my vet will call in the
      prescription.

      Bijou (and her brother Bailey)eat lysine smashed up and put in their
      food dailey. No problems there.

      The Cipro will be used till the ulcerated cornea is healed. The
      Idoxuridine will be on and off depending on outbreaks in the future.
      The vet did not recommend the vaccine unless she were to have a
      respiratory infection.

      Thanks everyone for all your help in this past month.
    • Diane Peck
      Do all cats with herpes get eye problems too? Mine has it all over her nose, it must itch because she ll purposely rub on something and then it bleeds. It s
      Message 2 of 6 , Oct 1, 2004
        Do all cats with herpes get eye problems too? Mine has it all over her nose, it must itch because she'll purposely rub on something and then it bleeds. It's like an ulcer on the side of her mouth. I'm giving her l-lysine 500 mg. once a day crushed up in her food.

        pogo_bear420 <peggynj@...> wrote:Hi,

        Went back to my regular vet today after 30 days of Bijou on 3 types
        of drops in each eye, 3 times a day. She is 50% better, but must
        stay on the program for another 30 days, and return at that time. He
        didn't even charge me. He suggested, since I originally got the
        medications from a vet eye specialist (with a bill of $403.56 for the
        one visit total), that I check around local or web pharmacy's for
        cheaper prices. I thought maybe you may have some ideas.

        She had a prescription for Artifical Tears, which turns out is not
        even a prescription - for $14.25. My vet said any over the counter
        artifical tears drops would be fine. Any inexpensive brand
        suggestions? She will be taking them in each eye for life (she's
        two).

        We stopped the NaCl oint. 3.5 gm., 2 tubes for $54.50. That also
        wasn't a prescription either. My vet said the ointment was not
        necessary at all.

        Idoxuridine 15ml - I paid $48.75
        Ciprofloxacin HCL 0.3% $109.00 for two tiny bottles.

        He didn't want to change the present prescriptions since she has done
        so well, and has had no stomach/intestinal reactions with them.

        If you know of any good pharmacy's for these two, plus a good
        inexpensive artifical tears I would love to hear back. I live in NJ
        and we have CVS, Drug Fair, Shoprite, Pathmark, and probably a few
        other drug stores close by. I have enough left to last till the end
        of next week, so I will probably spend my weekend talking to
        pharmacists. Once I hear of a good place my vet will call in the
        prescription.

        Bijou (and her brother Bailey)eat lysine smashed up and put in their
        food dailey. No problems there.

        The Cipro will be used till the ulcerated cornea is healed. The
        Idoxuridine will be on and off depending on outbreaks in the future.
        The vet did not recommend the vaccine unless she were to have a
        respiratory infection.

        Thanks everyone for all your help in this past month.



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      • peggynj@aol.com
        Bijou s eyes has been her first problem. They didn t bother her. In fact, I didn t notice anything was wrong with her, my son s girlfriend came over and
        Message 3 of 6 , Oct 1, 2004
          Bijou's eyes has been her first problem. They didn't bother her. In fact, I
          didn't notice anything was wrong with her, my son's girlfriend came over and
          noticed her one eyeball was black and not yellow......She tends to be aloof
          and can go days without wanting much attention so I had not even noticed (bad
          mommy!!!!). I rushed her to the vet the next day (Labor Day weekend) and a
          specialist the following Thursday. Now her eyeball is golden again and you can see
          the pupil is black and caved in a bit, and there is a film over her eyeball
          about the size of a contact lense which will slough away in the next month as
          it all heals.

          Since herpes outbreaks can be brought on by stress I attributed hers to my
          taking her to a groomer at my vets office two weeks before Labor Day weekend.
          Bijou can get very freaked out, and she had to be sedated with 3 different
          drugs in order to shave the mats off of her (she got a lion cut....). Along with
          her other problems, she hates to be combed so she hides. The matting was out
          of control and I decided a lion cut would solve the problem and maybe help her
          to re-learn to care for herself and enjoy being groomed. Again - bad
          mommy,,,,,, No more groomers. But, on a positive note, she is taking better care of
          herself, and now enjoys being held. She even seems to enjoy the eye drop
          attention, as her brother sits and looks like he is neglected because he doesn't
          require them. He, unlike her, loves attention, loves to be brushed and
          nothing freaks him out, he is the king of cool. No herpes outbreaks for him at this
          point!


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        • schiavonerg
          Diane, I think just about every cat has different symptoms. My Tabitha has sneezing. No eye problems except for constantly runny eyes (clear like tears so I
          Message 4 of 6 , Oct 1, 2004
            Diane,

            I think just about every cat has different symptoms. My Tabitha has
            sneezing. No eye problems except for constantly runny eyes (clear
            like tears so I just wipe clean each day). I had to take her to the
            vet on Friday cause she had quit eating. She stayed overnight and
            just that one night stay stressed her so bad she started sneezing like
            crazy on Saturday. It's finally slowed down, but when it first
            stBijou's 30 day check uparts up, she sneezing about 15 times every
            hour on the hour. Unfortunately, there isn't anything that can be
            done...it just has to run its course.

            HTH,
            Rita


            --- In felineherpes@yahoogroups.com, Diane Peck
            <calicopatches2001@y...> wrote:
            > Do all cats with herpes get eye problems too? Mine has it all over
            her nose, it must itch because she'll purposely rub on something and
            then it bleeds. It's like an ulcer on the side of her mouth. I'm
            giving her l-lysine 500 mg. once a day crushed up in her food.
            >
          • Kenneth Almgren
            One of my five is a Persian kitty who stays away from us too-for 15 yrs now! When she was young, and I was inexperienced with long hair, her fur got matted
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 2, 2004
              One of my five is a Persian kitty who stays away from us too-for 15 yrs
              now! When she was young, and I was inexperienced with long hair, her
              fur got matted too and the matted hair was so bad it had to be cut by a
              groomer. No matter what tool everyone told me to buy, nothing worked
              until I got a rubber coated thing that looks like a miniature rake.
              Once a week would be best but since she is out of sight most of the
              time, I barely get to her once a month and that works pretty well. I
              still have to use the wide spoked metal comb on the back of her
              sometimes (when I have waited too long to brush her) and that hurts but
              she has lost all her teeth now so her nips don't hurt! Hope you can
              find this rake thing at the pet store and that it helps you too. Robin

              peggynj@... wrote:

              >Bijou's eyes has been her first problem. They didn't bother her. In fact, I
              >didn't notice anything was wrong with her, my son's girlfriend came over and
              >noticed her one eyeball was black and not yellow......She tends to be aloof
              >and can go days without wanting much attention so I had not even noticed (bad
              >mommy!!!!). I rushed her to the vet the next day (Labor Day weekend) and a
              >specialist the following Thursday. Now her eyeball is golden again and you can see
              >the pupil is black and caved in a bit, and there is a film over her eyeball
              >about the size of a contact lense which will slough away in the next month as
              >it all heals.
              >
              >Since herpes outbreaks can be brought on by stress I attributed hers to my
              >taking her to a groomer at my vets office two weeks before Labor Day weekend.
              >Bijou can get very freaked out, and she had to be sedated with 3 different
              >drugs in order to shave the mats off of her (she got a lion cut....). Along with
              >her other problems, she hates to be combed so she hides. The matting was out
              >of control and I decided a lion cut would solve the problem and maybe help her
              >to re-learn to care for herself and enjoy being groomed. Again - bad
              >mommy,,,,,, No more groomers. But, on a positive note, she is taking better care of
              >herself, and now enjoys being held. She even seems to enjoy the eye drop
              >attention, as her brother sits and looks like he is neglected because he doesn't
              >require them. He, unlike her, loves attention, loves to be brushed and
              >nothing freaks him out, he is the king of cool. No herpes outbreaks for him at this
              >point!
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            • rainycat@comcast.net
              HI Diane, Mine has eye issues constantly & her nose is one big sore; I don t think it has completely ever healed since she flared up (8 mo ago) poor thing
              Message 6 of 6 , Oct 5, 2004
                HI Diane,

                Mine has eye issues constantly & her nose is one big sore; I don't think it has completely ever healed since she flared up (8 mo ago) poor thing sometimes I wonder whether her nose will disappear! my vet said it was ok to use bacitracin on her nose (stay away with the one with cortisone in & and don't get it in the openings) I use terramycin in her eyes when they get red and I'll put a little of this on her nose when it is ulcerated. When it drys out I'll put a little vitamin e oil on it. She is also on 500 mg lysine/day (liquid) and interferon orally (liquid).

                --
                rainy

                -------------- Original message --------------

                >
                > Do all cats with herpes get eye problems too? Mine has it all over her nose, it
                > must itch because she'll purposely rub on something and then it bleeds. It's
                > like an ulcer on the side of her mouth. I'm giving her l-lysine 500 mg. once a
                > day crushed up in her food.
                >
                > pogo_bear420 wrote:Hi,
                >
                > Went back to my regular vet today after 30 days of Bijou on 3 types
                > of drops in each eye, 3 times a day. She is 50% better, but must
                > stay on the program for another 30 days, and return at that time. He
                > didn't even charge me. He suggested, since I originally got the
                > medications from a vet eye specialist (with a bill of $403.56 for the
                > one visit total), that I check around local or web pharmacy's for
                > cheaper prices. I thought maybe you may have some ideas.
                >
                > She had a prescription for Artifical Tears, which turns out is not
                > even a prescription - for $14.25. My vet said any over the counter
                > artifical tears drops would be fine. Any inexpensive brand
                > suggestions? She will be taking them in each eye for life (she's
                > two).
                >
                > We stopped the NaCl oint. 3.5 gm., 2 tubes for $54.50. That also
                > wasn't a prescription either. My vet said the ointment was not
                > necessary at all.
                >
                > Idoxuridine 15ml - I paid $48.75
                > Ciprofloxacin HCL 0.3% $109.00 for two tiny bottles.
                >
                > He didn't want to change the present prescriptions since she has done
                > so well, and has had no stomach/intestinal reactions with them.
                >
                > If you know of any good pharmacy's for these two, plus a good
                > inexpensive artifical tears I would love to hear back. I live in NJ
                > and we have CVS, Drug Fair, Shoprite, Pathmark, and probably a few
                > other drug stores close by. I have enough left to last till the end
                > of next week, so I will probably spend my weekend talking to
                > pharmacists. Once I hear of a good place my vet will call in the
                > prescription.
                >
                > Bijou (and her brother Bailey)eat lysine smashed up and put in their
                > food dailey. No problems there.
                >
                > The Cipro will be used till the ulcerated cornea is healed. The
                > Idoxuridine will be on and off depending on outbreaks in the future.
                > The vet did not recommend the vaccine unless she were to have a
                > respiratory infection.
                >
                > Thanks everyone for all your help in this past month.
                >
                >
                >
                > http://eattheapple.com/kitty/ our kitty cats
                > http://www.thensome.com/pethealth.htm
                > http://www.thensome.com/herpes.htm
                > http://www.thensome.com/herpes.htm
                > http://www.thensome.com/felinehealthlinks.htm
                >
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