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URI, FHV, and other cats

This forum is for cat lovers seeking everyday advice and suggestions on health-related issues. Remember, however, that advice on a public forum simply can't be a substitute for proper medical attention. Only your vet can say assuredly what is best for your cat.

  
Leo

I hate you- pet me now!
 
 
Purred: Tue Feb 26, '13 9:30am PST 
Hi, this is my first post, so I'm sorry if this question has already been answered. Also, I've only had cats for a few months, so I apologize if I am a bit ignorant. I’m a recovering dog person.

My wonderful grumpy Leo was diagnosed with an URI yesterday caused by a stress flare up of his herpes. I have a kitten and am worried that she might get something from him.

What can I do to prevent this or is it even something I should be worried about?

Thank you for your help in advance.
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Tambolina

No...the magic- is still- here...!!!
 
 
Purred: Tue Feb 26, '13 9:38am PST 
Hallo, Leo's Meouwmy....I don't know the answer to your question.....but I am sure other people will.... I just wanted to 'Hi' as you are new....

Jan
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Leo

I hate you- pet me now!
 
 
Purred: Tue Feb 26, '13 9:49am PST 
Hi Jan! Thank you for the welcome smile
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Tambolina

No...the magic- is still- here...!!!
 
 
Purred: Wed Feb 27, '13 4:58am PST 
Dear Leo and Leo's Meouwmy....don't know where everyone is....but I am here...!! I have been a 'member' of Catsters for 4 years and, have to say, that the number of people and pussycats replying on the forums has gone down a lot recently....for which, I, for one, am to blame....(Tambolina's 'Grandad Conrad' has a facebook page of his own, on which he and I write every day...and which takes up a lot of my free time)...

Now:

(1) I THINK that if you put a subject into the 'quick search' little box it will bring up a load of stuff about your question....hope so....

(2) Hang around and someone will reply eventually...there are loads of cat-people on catsters who know a hell of a lot about cat health....

(3) PLEASE look at the articles in the Catster e-magazine-thingy....I have only just started looking at them seriously....and they are good...!! It seems to me to be of a very high standard...and...just the sort of thing that cat lovers want...and you can respond and say your own cat story...it is a GOOD place to go....

(4) Come to visit Tambolina's 'Grandad Conrad'? on Facebook? We....the Grandad and I (Jan) don't know much about cat health..or anything else, really....but we sometimes have a bit of a laugh....

Anyway....keep trying with Catsters, please, Leo and Leo's Meouwmy...

Jan (the Meouwmy) and Tambolina, Grandad Conrad (aka Raddy), Colin (aka Cuchulain Cavmere), Auntie Miss Lillie and Jimmy Riddle....

xxxxxx shrug
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Kyubey

PLAY!!! Play- play play play- pl...zzzzzzz
 
 
Purred: Wed Feb 27, '13 12:29pm PST 
I'd definitely keep them separate until the sickie is recovered. We had a URI sweep through our household last year and it was very unpleasant for everyone, but worst for the kittens in the home.
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Leo

I hate you- pet me now!
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 28, '13 11:34am PST 
The kitten ended up getting the URI too. Thankfully, I have medicine on hand already and have started giving her the treatments. I'm hoping that she'll recover faster than my boy did.
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Kyubey

PLAY!!! Play- play play play- pl...zzzzzzz
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 28, '13 11:24pm PST 
Sending healing vibes to everyone!
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Laila

Queen Bee
 
 
Purred: Fri Mar 1, '13 8:11pm PST 
One of my four has FHV. She's responded very well to Lysine (Viralys) to the point that I don't have to give it to her all the time...just when she has a flare up. And my other three haven't shown any signs or symptoms of FHV.
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Little- Skittles

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Purred: Fri Mar 1, '13 8:38pm PST 
Over 90% of cats harbor FHV but only a small percentage develop chronic symptoms. 85% of cats get FHV as young kittens.
More facts on FHV
http://www.care.com/pet-care-interview-with-an-expert-herpes-ey e-infections-in-cats-p1017-q14257.html
http://www.vetvine.com/artic le/32/feline-herpes-virus
http://www.starbreezes.com/11/fherpes.htm l
http://www.healthcommunities.com/feline-herpesvirus/feline-herpes virus-overview.shtml
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P =A&A=1327&S=1&SourceID=42
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Leo

I hate you- pet me now!
 
 
Purred: Mon Mar 4, '13 10:05am PST 
Thank you everyone for the responses. Both cats are recovering, with the kitten taking longer. They both take L-Lysine chews daily and have been for a few months. Leo was stressed after I went on a 2 day vacation and had a flare up that caused this whole mess. I now have to reconsider my vacation plans for next year...
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