Lynne - I have direct experience with a cat with herpes eye problems. It was a long time ago but I adopted a lovely white young cat (not kitten) and shortly thereafter her eyes looked bad. After going to regular vet, I was referred to a kitty ophthamologist who told me Katie would have to have two types of eye drops 3x per day for 8 weeks. She also said that flare-ups were less likely as the cat got older. After those 8 weeks (which were not fun), Katie's eyes were fine. She never had another flare-up and lived to be 16 years old. My vote is "go for it."
Pat ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne To: email@example.com Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 3:53 PM Subject: Herpes virus Could any of you give me some first hand info and experience with the herpes virus in cats. There is this young cat I saw a picture of who is in a rescue shelter at the moment . The poor little thing was a total wreck when this woman took her in and she is now in the process of getting her eyes cleaned up. They look a whole lot better than they did before this woman got hold of her. Apparently the vet who is taking care of the cat said her eyes would have to be cleaned at least twice a day and when and if she has flareups the appropriate treatment will have to be given. She is being spayed very shortly and is going to be up for adoption fairly soon. I said I would take her probably because she reminded me a lot of BooBoo. She's all white and from the picture looks like she may have persian in her. She has that same flat little face that Boo did. Would I be getting myself into something like I just went through with Boo or is there more hope for these animals. This kitty has tested negative for feline leukemia. I haven't even told my husband yet. I just blurted out that I would take her. I don't even know if I'll be chosen anyway. Lynne