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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I have posted here before about my Charlie, things are pretty much the same, still has nasal discharge after being on about every antibiotic made. All labs and tests have been run, negative for everything, and cept for the nasal thing, labs say he is healthy,even had a culture done, results were E coli,and beta strep. I have changed his foods to all natural, grain free, holistic, just to see if maybe he's allergic to grains and gluten...It's worth a try....but what I want to ask is...I found while reading about homepatic remedys, these drops for his nose..and is anyone familar with this? Or can offer anything, advice or such? Safe?

Heres the info:

Nose Relief is formulated to relieve all types of respiratory problems, including sinus infection or inflammation. This product will relieve nasal drip and red, wet eyes when these are caused by upper respiratory infection.

HomeoPet is a product that is chemical free, safe for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamster, ferrets and pot bellied pigs of all ages. Manufactured under an FDA registered process. No known side effects from any of our products. Twelve years of researching only the best ingredients from all over the world. All HomeoPet products are liquid and given internally.


Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum - 6c&30c
Kali Iodatum - 6c&30c
Gelsemium Sempervirens - 6c&30c
Natrum Arsenicosum - 6c&30c
Muriaticum Acidum - 6c&30c in 20% USP alc. in purified water.

Dogs/Cats under 20 lbs/10kg, 5 drops
20-100 lbs/10-50 kg, 10 drops
Over 100 lbs/50 kg, 15 drops

Use 3 single doses daily to start and cut back with improvement of symptoms to twice daily and eventually once daily. Remedy may be discontinued when symptoms are no longer present.

More Information: Each remedy comes in a 15 ml liquid dropper bottle and may be dosed directly into the mouth, in food/treat or in water/milk, dosing 3 times daily. For a pet under 20-100 lbs/10-50 kg, one bottle will last 3-4 weeks. For a pet 20-100 lbs/10-50 kg, one bottle will last 10-13 days at 3 doses daily.

Greatly appreciate everything ! Dawn and Charlie
post #2 of 15
Is the discharge clear or colored? How much is he sneezing?
post #3 of 15
The vet should really look into his nose. I had a friend whose cat had a runny nose for years and like yours was treated and tested many times. Then an experienced vet just flicked something out of her nose and problem solved.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello, the discharge is green and sometimes, yellow. He has been tested for everything, and all is negative, labs are good, cept for high white cells (infection) and I even had a nasal culture done, came back positive for Ecoli and beta strep. My poor baby has been on every antibiotic know, and is highly allergic to pennicillan, he almost died Dec 19 from that. Nothing helps, Ive changed diet to all natural, and am now looking into holistic remedies. And now I have another problem, now he wont eat...and I have tried everything...wont eat nothing...Im open to any and all suggestions...

Thanks, Dawn
post #5 of 15
Ive changed diet to all natural, and am now looking into holistic remedies. And now I have another problem, now he wont eat.
Is he on an antibiotic right now? Maybe something new? (Sometimes medication can totally kill a cat's desire to eat.)

It's also possible he doesn't want his new food. Please, give him back the food he used to eat. If he doesn't start eating right away you have a medical emergency. You'll need immediate help from your vet to prevent possible liver failure.

I sent you a PM, please be sure to look for it.

Some info here that might be helpful to you:
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much !! No, he is not on any meds at this time...and I have tried every food, fancy feast, baby food, and treats...although I did get him to eat some cream cheese. We go back to vet tomorrow for his weekly B-12 shot..and I am too familiar with FLD, I have been dealing with Charlie not eating good for several months,I have read all about fatty liver disease.(and I will check out the info in your PM)

post #7 of 15
Green or yellow discharge indicates an infection. Did your vet also request a sensitivity test on the culture to see which med would most effectively treat the infections? If not, that would be my next request, but you'll have to have another culture done. Also, have your cat tested for Herpes using IDEXX's Real PCR URD test. If you've not already started, you might want to add L-Lysine to his diet. You can buy the tablets at Wal-Mart and crush them, add into canned food. You can also get a gel form from the vet. I have one cat who loves it and one cat who won't touch it.

Here's what we do when our kitty gets too congested and isn't eating like normal.

1. Run a vaporizer near her. If you don't have a vaporizer, you can put your kitty in his carrier, take him into a steamy bathroom, and sitting in there with him until the steam dissipates (or you finish your shower).
2. Warm up food (we do this everyday anyway). I put about 1/4" of water in a square microwave safe bowl and nuke it for about 2 minutes. Then, I put the bowl of canned food into the warm water and let it set for about another 2 minutes. The heat enhances the aroma of the food.
3. Eucalyptus oil in boiling water or vaporizer. Put a few drops in the vaporizer or in a pot of boiling water on the stove. I've also put a few drops on an old wash cloth and put near where my cat sleeps. CAUTION: Eucalyptus oil is fatal to cats if ingested, so use great caution when putting it out near a cat.
4. Elevate food dish. Bending the head down causes the snot to run out the nose, and who can eat with that going on?!? Putting the food dish on a small box or even a couple of towels folded up will keep kitty from having to bend the head over as far.
5. Plain Pedialyte. Syringe feed if necessary.

Hope your baby feels better soon!

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi and thank you for your suggestions...Yes, vet did a sensitivity test, and all antibiotics were tried for what he tested positive for...works about 4-5 days, then nasal discharge again. I have been warming his foods for months, and elevating them too...and I use the vaporizer daily with menthol in the little cup to help him breathe. As for the L-Lysine, I already tried that, he took that for a few months too, nothing...and he has been tested for everything....negative. This is why Im so frustrated....$2000 later, 3 vets, and no answers. Im willing to try just about anything at this point..as Im running out of options....even my vet calls Charlie "1 big question mark" cause they just dont know why and whats wrong...and I really like this vet, very caring, and for sure understanding, and more than willing to work with me..OH, and I forgot to mention, they even Xrayed his head, and nothing again...we are all stummped...
post #9 of 15
This sounds like the last year we've had with Hannah. She finally had a culture and tested positive for pseudomonas bacteria. It's number one indicator is green snot, and she's had her share of it!! She's been on 2 20-day rounds of Zenequin and is currently not on meds for it. Her last culture was a couple of weeks ago, and she's still got the bacteria. Our vet was out of town last week, so we haven't talked to her about our treatment options, but the vet that was in the office (she works there every Wed. usually and is a very nice vet), recommended "pulse" antibiotics. Basically, it's Zenequin once a month for week for a certain number of months. I have come to the realization that it's something she (and we) might just have to live with as this is the most drug-resistant kind of bacteria (of course!) and Zenequin is the best drug to fight it. We could have her nasal and sinus cavities flushed out, and even then that's not a 100% guarantee, not to mention that it's cost prohibitive at this time. One thing we've found that does help her sneeze less is Claritin. We give her 1/2 tablet daily and she doesn't sneeze but a couple of times a day.

I'm sure this isn't what you wanted to hear, but wanted you to know you're not alone with a snotty kitty.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your reply....but my baby passed away yesterday due to resp distress...he is now at the rainbow bridge
post #11 of 15
Oh dear, I am SO sorry.
post #12 of 15
I've read this post very carefully as have the same problem with one of my cat. He will turn 1 year old next april 30th and he has the same. With my vets , we have tried every thing no way, 've try homeopathie too, it works half should say, He came back also all negative to any testsGRRRR
If I found something that works I let you know
post #13 of 15
Our cat Oreo has terrible sneezing fits and nasal discharge. Our vet determined it was allergies and put him on a dosage of allergy medicine called Chlorpheniramine. Nasal allergies are unusual in a cat but do show up occasionally. We had tried lysine but it did nothing for him. The allergy medicine, however, really helped.

If we keep up with it and give it regularly as instructed, his sneezing and congestion go away. If we slack off and forget to give him his allergy medicine, he gets a sinus infection and ends up needing antibiotics to clear it up, so we've learned to be extra careful to make sure he gets his allergy medicine twice a day. Obviously, this is something a vet needs to diagnose & prescribe for,so you may want to mention this possibility to your vet and see what he or she says.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Im so sorry...I feel for you, I am also sorry to say, we still dont know what happened or why he went into distress...what my vets say now, is he might have had FIV, feline kind of aids...has that test been run ? I know now, after the fact, that test has to be sent off to an independant lab...plz get that test, I wish I'd known of that option...But in my heart, I dont think it would have mattered for my baby...he too, would have been 2 in April...spend the extra money, have that test run, if you havent already. And let me know...maybe that will help me with closure...

post #15 of 15
Oh no, I'm so terribly sorry! I missed your post that he had passed. My heart goes out to you. Rest in Peace, Charlie.

Thankfully, Oreo has been tested for FIV since the sneezing began several years ago, so we do know that he's negative, but I really do appreciate the advice and your concern. It's a terrible disease. I'm so sorry you and your cat had to go through that.
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