Originally Posted by toomany
I'm a little confused....have read all your posts and threads b/c I know you have quite a few cats and thought I could learn something from you.
You seem to have to go to the vet almost every week. Do you have a good vet? I just don't understand b/c your cats seem to have continuous problems and you must be spending your whole salary on meds.
Can you find a better vet?
This is the best vet. And I tend to take in the kitties who are perpetually ill so they aren't euthanized or don't die as strays outdoors. I brought home PJ & Punky to foster as they would've likely been euthanized long ago if I did not.
Originally Posted by coaster
Have you tried lysine?
They are on lysine, I just increased their dosage a little to the maximum dosage.
Originally Posted by Mom of 4
A couple of thoughts.
1. Viral and it has to run its course. That would account for the others getting it. Viruses tend to hang around forever, just going dormant for long periods of time until conditions are right for a flair up. Antibiotics do not work against a virus, but they are given to prevent a secondary infection.
2. Allergies. While antibiotics can cure the infection, they do not eliminate the source of the allergies. If there is an elevated eosinophil count, allergies would be the likely culprit.
3. Sinus infection, with backup of mucous into the eyes. I hve no clue how likely this is, but it happens in kids a lot. Sinus infections can be acute (or sudden) or chronic (longterm). A chronic sinus infection can take weeks of the correct antibiotic to cure - and then you are left with the cause (usually allergies).
I am suspicious of a virus....or perhaps the sinus infection that is chronic. Dorian's had a chronic sinus infection & I *thought* I had finally cleared it up.
I never did consider allergies, but would both of them suffer the same way?
Tonight, Punky had a fever of 103.5. So, now both boys are being started on Clavamox 2x a day to help them fight this off. Perhaps between Clavamox & Idoxuridine they can win this long battle.