I talked to the vet today, and the culture came back as a staff infection!?!?
  They are putting him on baytril for 14 days this time, and I'm to take him 
back in before the 14 days are over to see if the time needs to be extended.
  I also found an article when I googled chronic uri's on something called 
bartonella henslae (I think I spelled the second part right) that said this was 
something relatively new.  You might want to check that out.
  Did your vet do an actual culture on your cat?

Jane Lyons <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  Tonya, I've been dealing with pretty much the same symptoms for the (almost) 
year that I've had MeMe. I've  been able to get rid of it with l-lycine and DMG 
liquid supplements, but as soon as she is stressed (a trip to the
  vet) her one nostril gets runny.
  We have also tried antibiotics, without success. We've been able to clear it 
up for months on end, but the latest
  trip to the vet brought it back. If you haven't used l-lycine or DMG, you 
might give it a try.

    On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote:

    Hi Guys,
  I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. 
 He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different antibiotics, and had 
x-rays done to see if there was any type of mass (cancer, etc...) in his nasal 
  We are finding nothing.  His discharge (if any) is clear.  His lungs are 
clear.  He simply breathes as if he's got a stuffy nose.
  The last thing we did was the x-ray and a culture to see if there's some kind 
of weird bacterial thing going on.
  I have 5 other cats here, including my positive, and no one else has this.
  Any ideas???
  thanks in advance,

Susan Ang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  In December, Autumn developed bad breath. I checked her mouth and her gums 
looked inflamed and a few of her teeth were yellowy. After Christmas, we went 
to PetSmart and got her a little red tooth brush and malt flavored paste. I 
expected a bit of a fight, but she loves the flavor and runs to get her teeth 
brushed every night. She doesn't like the brushing so much as licking the paste 
off the brush, but I am able to get some good, light scrubbing in. So far: no 
more bad breath and her gums look healthy. I don't know if anyone else had 
success with this? We also use tartar control treats. I don't usually post 
because I'm a FeLV noob! However, I've learned a lot  from this list and 
thought I'd post this since it worked well for Autumn.

~Susan A.

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