The typical clinical signs of Feline Herpesvirus begin with salivation, nasal discharge, sneezing and coughing, followed by depression and anorexia, bacterial infection occurs when the secretions become purulent, we see in this article the support therapies, little known natural cures to help support the cat and fight the virus.
- 1 Feline Herpesvirus Symptoms
- 2 Natural remedies for cat rhinotracheitis
- 3 Homeopathic remedies for upper respiratory infection in cats
- 4 Alternative to lysine for cats
Feline Herpesvirus Symptoms
- Acute viral rhinotracheitis (sneezing, nasal and ocular serous discharge)
- Fever ( Fever dog cat NO drugs for human use Fepyr + Syn 45 )
- Serous conjunctivitis and mucopurulent form
- Corneal ulcers
- Herpetic keratitis
- Permanent prolapse of the third eyelid
- Inflammation of the nasal turbinates
- Conjunctivitis with fever
Supportive therapy includes nutrition with pureed food, homogenized meat for inappetent cats or Tjure, plus supplements to counteract lack of appetite.
Natural mucolytics and aerosols with saline solution are also required
- Broad spectrum antibiotics to treat bacterial infections
- For the treatment of acute FHV eye disease, topical antiviral homeopathic remedies can be used .
- Nutraceuticals, supplements and mycotherapy
Holistic treatment of feline herpesvirus
Since zinc is involved in numerous metabolic processes, we understand that its deficiency is very harmful to the health of our animals, very important in the case of Herpesvirus, it helps fight viral infections and strengthen the immune system.
Ribes nigrum Blackcurrant against feline herpesvirus
- Asthma (useful in FIV + cats)
For our animals it is preferable to purchase non-alcoholic ribes nigrum (total extract) or hydroenzymatic extract , or the bioalma alcohol-free ribes nigrum bud extract. (NOTIFIED TO THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH)
Natural remedies for cat rhinotracheitis
Colostrum and enzymes antiviral action for cats
- Antiviral ( FIV / FELV )
During a chronic illness or disease the level of enzymes decreases. The organs do not function as they should especially in cases of cancer, IBD , intestinal inflammation and viral diseases. We support by supplementing with enzymes!
They can be added to PET-FOOD, or they can be administered 15 minutes before a meal (preferable).
Colostrum, the “first milk” produced by mammals immediately after giving birth, contains a myriad of compounds that are involved in supporting the immune system .
Colostrum is a supplement that can provide a wide range of benefits for dogs and cats of all ages.
- Contains Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM) and peptides
- Contains lactoferrin which has natural antimicrobial activity
Transfer Factor Cures Feline Herpesvirus (FHV)
The transfer factors are fundamental in the treatment of Feline Herpesvirus (FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Leishmaniasis, FIV ( Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ). To have greater efficacy in terms of bioavailability and to increase its absorption, it is recommended to combine it with medicinal mushrooms. Aloha Medicinals the company that produces the best Cordyceps in the world has invested more than three years of research to develop the transfer factors to complement K9-immunity.
Astragalus for Herpesvirus
Antibacterial and antiviral properties, Astragalus is currently studied for the treatment of AIDS (cat IVF) – for the prevention of infectious – neoplastic diseases and against immunosuppression from cytostatics.
Ganoderma Lucidum is a powerful anti-inflammatory, in vitro studies have shown that 50 mg of Reishi has the same effect as 5 mg of cortisone, beneficial in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. HEPATOPROTECTOR: reduces transaminases and bilirubin, protects the liver during chemotherapy, hepatitis A, B, C – hepatic steatosis.
- Anti-viral (flu, herpes simplex, stomatitis)
- Long-term support of the immune system
- In the case of psycho-physical stress
- Anti-allergic (inhibits the production and release of histamine)
Coriolus antiviral activity for cat rhinotracheitis
Numerous clinical trials have been carried out on the activity of this fungus, in most of which the oral administration of Coriolus versicolor has improved the quality of life of the cancer patient. Coriolus is an anticancer and immunomodulatory agent. PSK (Krestin), a mixture of polysaccharides and glycoproteins extracted from the mushroom, is effective in supporting the immune system in the treatment of tumors . It is a powerful antiviral.
Antimicrobial activity, Chaga mushroom has demonstrated high antimicrobial and antiviral activity.
On the market several products, I recommend those that contain only Chaga mushrooms.
Homeopathic remedies for upper respiratory infection in cats
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Homeopathic medicine adjuvant in the activation of the immune defenses in viral infections, in anti-flu prophylaxis and colds.
Especially useful for:
- flu prophylaxis;
- prophylaxis of colds;
- strengthening of the immune defenses;
- prevention and therapy of allergic syndromes;
- treatment of viral infections of different etiology
Alternative to lysine for cats
Disclaimer: The contents are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances may they constitute a prescription for treatment or replace the specialist examination or the direct relationship with one’s veterinarian/medical practitioner. All the information reported here is derived from Bibliographic Sources, Personal Experience and Public Domain Clinical Studies. All information on special diets and dietary supplements for pets is for information purposes only. This information serves as a general guideline, cannot be applied to all pets or considered as an alternative to professional advice