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This disease will require an immune stimulant in the form of a holistic material. This virus tends to cause a suppression of their immune system and the addition of any ingredient that will boost their immune system will help these cats...I have used PetAlive C Caps that have been combined with ingredients for this purpose such as Huang Qui, Echinacea, Mistletoe, Milk Thistle, and Cat's Claw. Anything that contains these ingredients will be beneficial....
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What is your opinion regarding allowing these cats to mix with own 2 cats.
To date, I have kept them separate. I am concerned that I cannot find new homes for the foster cats (with the feline herpes virus), that I will have to keep them. They are gentle, loving cats, nonetheless, sick. I currently have them locked in a spare room, with food, medicine, water and window view. I and my family spend a great deal of time with them. I am tempted to let them merge within my home, but I have had mixed recommendations from various veterinarians regarding the risk to my own, healthy cats.
Again, thank you.
My final question, and thank you so much for your professional time. Regarding the C Caps supplement: It contains echinacea, which one homeopathic website said "lowers blood pressure" when taken for too long. Will this be a problem for cats (with feline herpes virus; especially for the cat who hyperthyroid) if I give it to them as a life-long supplement.
Also, should I be giving the lysine & C Caps to my own 2 healthy cats (as a preventative? - if I merge all 4 cats together) or is that not necessary
Again, I thank you so much for your professional time and courtesy
My final questions, and thank you so much for your professional time. Regarding the C Caps supplement: It contains echinacea, which one homeopathic website said "lowers blood pressure" when taken for too long. Will this be a problem for cats (with feline herpes virus; especially for the cat who hyperthyroid) if I give it to them as a life-long supplement.
Final questions regarding supplements;
some "cat care" web sites recommended giving feline herpes virus afflicted cats "drops" of apple cider vinegar and goldenseal root extract in their food.
Do you recommend this?
Also, one site recommended a product called "Angel Eyes" which appeared to be a supplement made from chicXXXXX XXXXXver extract;
the website said this supplement contained" porphyrins" to help reduce/illiminate the tear staining associated with the weepy eyes of sick cats with herpes virus.
What is your opinion on the above mentioned supplements (apple cider vinegar; golden seal extract, and "Angel Eyes"
Again, I thank you; these are my last questions.
I forgot to clarify them in prior responses.
Our local vets have been kind and professional; however, they are not acquanted with homeopathic remedies, other than lysine supplement. I am very appreciative of your expertise. I will try the C Caps