Dot, Please don't use essential oils, even as aromatherapy, on cats, as it's unclear, lacking as they do the liver enzymes that we have, whether or not they can metabolize the toxins in them. Just putting him in a steamy bathroom (in a carrier, so he won't jump into the tub---learned this the very hard way) twice or three times a day for 20 minutes and he should be good.
Also, 250 mg of Vitamin C (or up to loose stools, then back off) would help with the congestion, as would N-A-C (Acetyl Cysteine, Acétyl Cystéine, Acetylcysteine, Acétylcystéine, Chlorhydrate de Cystéine, Cysteine, Cystéine, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Cystine, Hydrochlorure de Cystéine, L-Cysteine, L-Cystéine, L-Cysteine HCl, L-Cystéine HCl, NAC), which is really great at getting congestion out of the lungs (among many other things). I've had kits clear up really fast with the latter. Kathy * * On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM, dot winkler <venus7ora...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Lorrie - I received your check in the mail. Thank you, thank you so > much and to everyone who helped out. Tiger was taken to the vet. He was > given to my sis in law but her ceiling caved in with the storm and shingles > blown off her roof so she gave him back to me temporarily. He has a cold, > (he is fev pos) and is having a hard time throwing it off. I have a > eucalyptus mister in my room that I run twice a day for him. He is on anti > b for the stomatitis which his mouth is much, much better. he is gaining > weight and i give him Lysine 500/day. So Tiger is a success story, and I > hope his cold clears up soon. Goldie has not yet been captured. He is > still not well. > Any tips on the cold? He is congested, but not in the eyes. Only in the > nose and sinuses. > It was thoughtful again Lorrie to receive your check. The card was cute. > The Farmingdale colony are doing okay and weathered the storm safely. > Thanks, Dot > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Sent:* Monday, October 29, 2012 6:40 AM > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] STORM > > Dot, > Sounds like you have a super good husband. Mine is too. He built me > feral shelters for one of my feral colonies, and since we have so many > cats at home he built me heated, thermostatically controlled sleeping > boxes in our garage for the 3 outside cats. They have a cat flap into > the garage, and they go into one of the three heated boxes thru a cat > flap too. THey have a large window to look out of and a warm blanket > inside their box as well as the heat. I use those ceramic reptile > heaters that give out heat but no light. They screw in like a light bulb > and give out heat but not light. They seem to last forever as I've used > them 8 or 10 years now. They are expensive - about $20. each but are > worth it and they won't break or shatter like a light bulb would, tho > a light bulb can be used if you don't have the ceramic heater. > > I think your cats will be okay with what you've prepared for them. > Please let us know how they are when the storm passes. > > BTW, I mailed your check Saturday so you should get it early this > week, if mail is delivered. > > Lorrie > > > On 10-28, dot winkler wrote: > > I am in Freehold, NJ. Inland So, you are in New York? Or is that > near > > Long Island? > > Do you have any outdoor colonies? My hub over the last year has built > > small dog house type shelters (he is a carpenter) with tarping on the > > rooves. They are surrounded by tee pee pallets piled on each other. > > Then covered in tarping or plastic stapled on with his staple gun. > > There are piles of furniture dumped in the area and some of the houses > > are within those, protected. There are 2 dry feed stations we just > > filled tonight. I just still am very worried. Hoping they will be > > okay. What experiences have you had with storms and the cats? > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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