Re: [felineherpes]feline herpes Mitsi: Apparently its an allergy
- I agree with these things Jamie points out. Steroids, according to
homeopaths destroy the thymus gland, so long term use for palliative
effects is bad. I think I remember you saying her diet was Purina One?
I would stop that and get her on something with no wheat, corn, grains
etc. California Natural is very plain and recommended when allergies
are suspected, and Pinnacle has allergy food also, I know others on
here have used and can recommend if you can't find these. Or if you
can and she will eat it, try some wet foods along the same line. It
will be good for you to look into the holistic vet Mon. as you said.
If she is getting relief from the topical things you are using, keep
trying those. She also sounds like she needs some detox, which the
homeopath will work with you on.
From: Jamie McNichol <jgentiel@...>
Sent: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:39 pm
Subject: RE: [felineherpes]feline herpes Mitsi: Apparently its an
Note that any steroid product will worsen herpes. I hope you are dosing
mg of Lysine daily if not more! In addition, note steroids do nothing
allergies but temporarily relieve symptoms. You are still left trying to
find out what is causing the allergy (you may never know for sure). My
little girl has herpes and food/environmental allergies. I learned
that steroids only make matters worse in terms of herpes! No offense,
this sounds like the remedy of a traditional vet - you are merely
suppressing symptoms and not addressing causation; yet the side effects
medication are going to make more problems for Mitsi...herpes flare ups
be brutal! I worry because I would hate for you to have more problems
of what you are already dealing with plus more medications going into
little girl. Read as much as you can about feline allergies and see if
anything fits. Note vaccines, medications, food, parasites, open
cleaning products & detergents can result in environmental allergies. I
try to keep my kitty's down to a minimal - she scratches everyday but
not losing fur. She has no parasites so I know it is an inhalant
do not use steroids anymore!!!! I watch her diet and use an air
my house. My windows are never open because pollen is high where I
I use a holistic vet now!
Best of luck! Jamie
Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:11 PM
Subject: [felineherpes]feline herpes Mitsi: Apparently its an allergy
The vet says it's so variable as to what kind. Since there are not
tests like humans it's all up to guesstimation. We where considering a
cortisone shot but her immune system is compromised as it is by the
FVR virus. Once you get that kind of shot there is no way to control
is effects. So she is on pred for a while and then the amount to be
tapered off to see how she does. Poor little girl she looks like she
has been in a fight with the loss of her fur in some places. Sigh.
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