Re: [felineherpes]feline herpes herpes or sinus irritation
- Hi Mary,
I don't think the litter can bring about a herpes outbreak, but can
certainly make them sneeze, herpes cats may be more sensitive to
perfumes/dyes so I don't use scented litter myself and have definitely found
less sneezing since switching to Cat Attract litter. I had been using
Everclean, which is supposed to be 99% dustless, but I can see that isn't
true based on the dust that was on the things that are close to the boxes.
Try to go perfume/scent free with the litter.
Date: 1/31/2010 10:05:48 PM
Subject: [felineherpes]feline herpes herpes or sinus irritation
Hi, I had an outbreak of herpes last summer in my older cats. I took the
younger kitties to a friends home to keep them from getting exposed. They
were 3 and 5 months litters. (Rescued mamas) My older ones now are on lysine
daily. These kitties and their mamas are in a 12x24 cat house. I use Tidy
Cat Scoopable Litter in their house. I have six big litter boxes and
containers in there. But these kitties can really make some poo and pee.
They love to jump in while I am dipping or changing out their litter. Last
Friday I used anothr brand of litter which my daughter uses and really likes
for her cats. I changed out one container and poured the 25 lb in it. The
perfume was so strong it took my breath away and I sneezed a couple of times
I am real sensitive to perfumes and candles so I thought it was just me.
But before I left their house several of the kitties were sneezing. I
thought maybe it was because they had jumped in as soon as I had poured it.
The next morning when I went to feed them their can food there were about 5
of them that were sneezing. Two of them were breathing open mouth because
their noses were stopped up. I immediately poured that litter out and put my
regular kind back in. Has anyone ever experienced this? Can it cause a nasal
infection or allergy or can it be my biggest fear (an outbreak of herpes)? I
am giving the ones that are sneezing more a chlor.....pill and I bought some
Little Noses because I read from someone's post that this was better than a
prescripton for them if they are not sneezing colored substance. Any
suggestions or advice?
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