|Purred: Tue Dec 25, '12 12:42am PST |
|Thanks for your advice Amber! Flossie was on antiviral eye drops for a while after her first infection. We (the vet and I) had a good 6 months of trying various things on her eye, and in the end, we found a solution that worked best and didn't involve the eye drops- once I took her off the drops she stopped squinting. Her bedding is my bedding, and since I am also alergic to her, this gets changed and sterilized every other day. Her litter box is the thing she is most sensitive to, if I don't scoop it twice a day she gets cranky, and of course, cranky makes the eyes worse. I'm not so much worried about her eyes at this point (because they are generally good) as I am about making other cats sick, and still keeping her coat as comfortable as possible. I do bleach my hands when I go to my mom's for visits, and change into Flossie free clothes so that I don't get her Oscar sick.
I recently took Flossie to a special kitty vet who gave me some advice on how to keep her fur nice- aside from being some kind of Himmy cross, we also live in Edmonton Alberta, where it can be -20 degrees celcius for up to 6 months per year, so even though she is an indoor only gal, the static is just crazy, and keeps every shed underhair right in there tight. I feel so sorry for her, we condition, we brush, rake the undercoat, but I still come home from work every day to find a new matt . Do you know if there are special groomers who will help with a herpes kitty? Do you know of any resources for an owner to learn grooming? Thanks again for your help Amber, Flossie is very healthy now overall, I just need help with this grooming.