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Old September 10th, 2016, 10:21 PM
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Hi HRP:

Sorry to hear you are having such an issue with JD and his upper respiratory problems. I had considerable problems with our late Missy a few years ago and my vet - at the time - suggested using L - Lysine, which I did. She recommended starting at low dosage of 250 mg twice a day up to 500 mg twice a day for a week and then dropping off to the 250 mg for maintenance. It seemed to help to a degree. I also used a drop of Colloidal Silver in the eyes 2 or 3 times a day which seemed to relieve a lot of pain and allowed her to have her eyes open properly. I would try to put a drop into her nostrils from time to time, but she was not impressed with that. This also helped to relieve congestion.

Something that I found contributed to the problem, was stress within our human family. The animals seem to pick up on it quickly. So quite possibly JD could still be under some sort of stress - being new family surroundings. And who knows what he was under before coming to you. I find that some cats have a long memory. And if he's one of them, this could be part of the problem.

Something I found with Missy was to make sure she was on quality food - so I made my own raw food and was really surprised at the difference it made. Quality canned cat food may have the same ability, but I don't do that.

I'm including a couple of web sites that might be of interest.

If there is anything I can assist with, let me know.

http://holisticat.com/en/acute-conditions/37-uri.html

http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/f...onjunctivitis/
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