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  • TroubleSniffer@aol.com
    Hello catsndogs@mailmt.com, In reference to your comment: è Her vet and I are currently debating whether to put her on è steroids - any thoughts on that? Hi
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2003
      Hello catsndogs@...,

      In reference to your comment:

      è Her vet and I are currently debating whether to put her on
      è steroids - any thoughts on that?

      Hi and welcome to the group, and sorry you have to be here, but at the same
      time, glad there IS this group.

      I am not a vet by any means, but I just wanted to say here, that from my
      understanding, Steroids and Herpes are a gasoline and fire combination.

      I have a cat that developed a really "itchy" condition and we were not sure
      what was causing it at first. We thought "allergies" and my vet gave him a long
      acting steroid to help. About a month later, after all of the itchy stuff
      stopped.. it turned out to be a nervous condition and buspar helped a lot.. he
      developed an ulcer on his cornea.
      It turned out to be a Herpes flare, and my vet was really concerned that she
      caused it. The eye specialist that I saw with Trouble told me that he doubted
      that highly, but that it was just a flare waiting to happen, and it might have
      been more related to some kind of stress that Trouble was experiencing that
      caused the itches..

      But he did tell me that Steroids and Trouble were not a good idea in the
      future.

      So I wonder about steroids with Herpes here..

      All the best to you and your kitty.

      Jo and Angel Mouse


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    • Rossi Dudrick
      I agree. Steroids only further compromise the immune system and cause all kinds of complications. Not worth it for a short term fix and I certainly wouldn t
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2003
        I agree. Steroids only further compromise the immune
        system and cause all kinds of complications.
        Not worth it for a short term fix and I certainly
        wouldn't want to keep a cat on steroids long term.

        Have you considered a holistic vet? You can find them
        in your area at www.ahvma.org or www.ivas.org There
        are others who are not members with these
        organizations as well.

        Rossi


        --- TroubleSniffer@... wrote:

        ,// Steroids and Herpes are a gasoline
        > and fire combination.//


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