Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-29 Thread Jane Lyons
I haven't had it cultured, but she has been on so many antibiotics,  
especially when we first got her, that we
assumed it was a viral infection and tried to treated her with l  
lycine and then thullium met which worked.


She is back on l-lycine. It is so much better than it was when we  
first got her. She has an occasional sneeze
and one of her nostrils is sometimes wet, but the constant sneezing  
and stuffiness in her nose is gone. Her eyes

are clear, and her appetite is great, as is her energy.

I'll check out the bartonella 'henslae' with my vet.
Thanks for your help. I hope you kitty can blow the staff infection.  
It is a shame that you have to do Baytril again.

Hopefully a good probiotic will help him tolerate another round.
Jane

On Jan 29, 2008, at 2:48 AM, catatonya wrote:

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?

t

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.


Jane
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 cavities.


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,
tonya

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.








Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-28 Thread catatonya
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?
   
  t

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.
  

  Jane
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 
cavities.
   
  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,
  tonya

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.







Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-28 Thread catatonya
Feliway, spray or diffuser, and rescue remedy (ear or in water) have never 
helped either with this cat. :(
   
  However since returning home he has been much more sociable after his ordeal 
at the vet's.  I expected the opposite!
   
  tonya

Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I haven't followed this but, to relieve stress, Feliway spray, Rescue Remedy 
and Cat Nap (a spray, not catnip) work for me.  Even, somewhat, at the vets' 
office. 
On Jan 27, 2008, at 4:20 PM, Jane Lyons 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.
  

  Jane
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 
cavities.
   
  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,
  tonya

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.










Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Pat Kachur
Any chance that it could be asthma or some type of allergy?
  - Original Message - 
  From: catatonya 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:25 AM
  Subject: upper respiratory???


  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 
cavities.

  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,
  tonya

  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.




Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Hi Tonya,maybe he could have allergies?? I know we have a couple cats at the 
sanctuary who have what we call chronic snoogies.But my girl Mystique sounds 
like she has a runny nose quite a bit to but she seems fine.I keep a close eye 
on her to make sure it doesn't turn into something worse,since she is fiv+.
  Good luck I hope Sneaker gets better soon.
  Sherry

catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 
cavities.
   
  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,
  tonya

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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Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread catatonya
I'm wondering about allergies.

Pat Kachur [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Any chance that it could be 
asthma or some type of allergy?
- Original Message - 
  From: catatonya 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:25 AM
  Subject: upper respiratory???
  

  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 
cavities.
   
  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,
  tonya

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.




Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Jane Lyons
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.


Jane
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 cavities.


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,
tonya

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.





Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Marylyn
I haven't followed this but, to relieve stress, Feliway spray, Rescue  
Remedy and Cat Nap (a spray, not catnip) work for me.  Even, somewhat,  
at the vets' office.

On Jan 27, 2008, at 4:20 PM, Jane Lyons 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.


Jane
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 cavities.


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,
tonya

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.