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skydreams

I found this and simply HAVE to share it.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170140

Hopefully someone here can give advice that will help the poor kitty.

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Caliope

Feline herpes is very common. Just like human herpe viruses there is no cure and it will result in ob's from time to time. It mainly resides in the respiratory system and manifests with goopy eyes and occassional congestion.

I have a cat who has it and suffers from symptoms infrequently. I give him lysine sprinkled on his food. I use the capsules that I can open and add to wet food as needed. I could put dry kibble in a plastic bag open the lysine capsule and shake it to coat the food or add it to water and give it to him orally with a syringe if necessary. Many people add it to water and there is a paste available from veterinarians that could work also.

Again it is common it is not life threatening and fairly easy to manage.

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anna99

my pussy has herpes!

OK, so just when I thought i'd heard everything, imagine my surprise when my wheezing cat was diagnosed with feline herpes today! With a little under a month of this crappy virus for myself, I've been obsessing with all things herpes. In fact, when the vet was talking to me about it in the waiting room, she said "HERPES" about a gazillion times and of course I'm ducking down picturing this flashing red "H" above me and the poor cat's head, lol. So now we'll both take our morning lysine, me by pill and his by powder. Sigh. To quote a web friend: F you herpes. Get a hairpiece. Leave me and my cat alone.

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MsLucy

Strange.... I looked at the website in the link, and I didn't see one single reference to promiscuity. ;) I suspect a double standard here...

I think my cat probably has it too, because she has the symptoms, but I know it's not because she's promiscuous. Although there was that one episode years ago, when she got out while she was in heat. I found her, three days later, accompanied by 3 male cats... looking quite satisfied with herself, I might add. The kittens were adorable, but I made sure that was her last fling. She's been grouchy ever since. Go figure...

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anna99
Strange.... I looked at the website in the link, and I didn't see one single reference to promiscuity. ;) I suspect a double standard here...

LOL Writercll...I was applying the double standard to self and cat to poke fun at self, esp given that cat is more like kitten and was neutered before he even made it home from the shelter a couple months ago. So he got his H at the shelter, likely from overcrowding and/or an infected mother. I did read that cats can pass it to other cats (not humans smile) from up to four feet away simply by sneezing or coughing, both huge symptoms of feline H. So beware if your cranky kitty lives with others...while she may not be sleeping around she could be transmitting... :)

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