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Old January 19th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Question Seeking eyedrops for cat with herpes discomfort prefer holistic/homeopathic/natural

My cat Ginger has flare ups because of herpes in one eye. I would be grateful to receive any information, i.e. names/brands of eyedrops to soothe his eye when he has this painful condition. Can anyone recommend any homeopathic/natural (preferably), or other eyedrops, which they use for their pets? Ginger has flare ups approximately 3-4 times a month. Right now I have been using Colloidal Silver orally and also placing 1-2 drops in the affected eye, 2-3 times per day. It seems to help a bit, but I find the Colloidal Silver to be somewhat astringent....I want to find out if there are any drops that are ideally, natural and perhaps saline based to make Ginger's eye feel more comfortable? (I live in Montreal). Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone!
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Old January 20th, 2012, 12:24 AM
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You can purchase pure saline solution from your local pharmacy.

There is also a homeopathic eye drop preparation I have used on my last cat, at the direction of her vet & homeopath, when she was having an undetermined irritation in her eye it's called Oculoheel available at health food/homeopathic stores, follow the directions on the label/instructions.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:53 AM
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So sorry to hear about Ginger's discomfort.

Ziggy and Zuzu BOTH had herpes flare ups after I adopted them from the SPCA. Ziggy was worse than Zuzu and had all the eye problems too. Took a while to get under control. Everything seemed to irritate his eyes, poor boo

I had read on a feline herpes board to give L-Lysine (1000mg/day) during flare ups and 500mg/day for preventative. It has been over two years since I adopted them and have not had a flare up since.

Good luck and hope Ginger is feeling much better really soon!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 05:46 AM
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I don't know why you would specifically want homopathy as a solution. As I have many cats and kittens that I have fostered, the quickest and best way to treat the eye is with pre-scribed meds.
Alot of kittens that go without proper treatment can develope ulcers and then if really bad, may loose an eye or two for that matter.

Anyways, I wish you the best of luck and I hope that you get the right stuff based on your beliefs.
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