Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread Lynne
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

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread Pat Kachur
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

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread laurieskatz
Lynne, there is a great herpes yahoo group that I belong to. You might look into it. My vet thinks 2 of my cats may have this virus. Stress causes it to flare. It can cause eye (and mouth?) problems. I give L-lysine twice a day during a flare up. I have never had to do more than that with mine

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread Lynne
Thanks for that encouraging news Pat. If it's just a matter of treating her with eye drops every now and then that would not concern me at all. This cat is an adorable all white cat and looks fairly young from her picture. If I'm so lucky to get the call I will definitely take her. Lynne

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread Lynne
Laurie, I think she's being treated very well by this foster woman. She has cared for her day and night since she was taken from this so called shelter. There was a before and after picture of Snowball and her eyes were swollen completely shut. Now her eyes are open. The woman said they

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread Gloria Lane
I just assume if cats have been in a shelter or rescue, that they've been exposed to Herpes, and of course have had quite a few. I use Lysine orally - I start out with 500 mg(powder mixed with small amt of water) via syringe twice a day. And of course clean the eyes. If they have

Re: Herpes virus

2008-03-08 Thread wendy
Hi Lynne, One of the things that helped me get through grieving for Cricket was adopting Smookie, who also has herpes. Smookie is FeLV negative. Herpes in cats is just like herpes in humans. Just an aggravating virus that can flare up. However, I am pretty sure that Smookie lost her eye