Calicivirus (Limping Kitten Syndrome/ Rhinotracheitis) - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Cat flu is a common cat disease caused by the feline herpes virus, or calicivirus. Feline herpes virus is the more serious of the two. It is also known as feline virus rhinotracheitis which is an older term for the virus...

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Feline herpes virus infects the membranes of the eyes, the lining of the nose, pharynx, sinuses, and throat. This virus infects cats all arounf the world and can be seen in both domestic and exotic cat species. 

Symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Discharge from the eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • depression.

Occasionally, mouth and eye ulcers and excessive drooling of saliva may be seen. The very young, very old and immuno-suppressed cats are more likely to develop severe disease and possibly die as a result of their flu.

Cats symptoms include facial and paw edema, classical signs of URI upper respiratory infections, and also some with hemorrhage (from nose, bowel).

Cats are usually infected when they are young but because the virus is a herpesvirus it can live in the body long term and surface at times of stress or immune compromise.

McDowells Product

Start your cat/kitten on the Blood Cleanser & Anti-Iinflammatory Mix. The dose will be 2 drops of each initially twice daily until they are accustomed to the taste then slowly build to 5 drops twice daily.

Mix into a smelly food like sardines.

Keep your cat isolated with their own litter tray & food & water bowls also for the health of any other cats for 4-6 weeks or until at least 2 weeks after the last symptom presents

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