Herbal treatment was effective and the use of antibiotics was not required.
Kiki is an 8 year old, female spayed Balinese cat.
Kiki presented with a history of three chest infections over the last 5 years (3 lots of antibiotics) and in the last 3 months an occasional watery discharge from the left eye. In the last few weeks she developed a purulent discharge from the left eye and left nostril . She was still bright and eating.
On examination there was evidence of bilateral conjunctivitis with a muco-purulent discharge from the left eye and left nostril. Her mandibular glands were slightly enlarged and she had a mild tonsillitis.
Conventional diagnosis: Upper respiratory tract infection, possible maxillary sinus involvement and conjunctivitis.
To clear the conjunctivitis and nasal discharge.
To enhance the immune system and prevent further susceptibility to respiratory weakness.
A herbal tincture was prepared addressing the above therapeutic goals.
Kiki responded well to the herbal combination and within 3 days the discharge had almost resolved, within 7 days she was symptom free. She was keep on the preparation for 4 weeks to ensure that a deeper level of immune support was achieved. The owners noted that her breathing sounded clearer, they had noticed mild snoring over the last few months prior to the outbreak of disease which had now resolved.
The use of herbs, nutraceuticals and dietary support has reduced the use of steroids to control the asthma, relieved the chronic constipation and significantly improved his quality of life.
Ludo is a 7 year old, castrated male cat who presented with difficult to control asthma, obesity and constipation.
History: Requiring ongoing steroid injections to control the asthma. Intermittent antibiotics to control secondary chest infections. Laxatives and occasional enemas to aid the constipation.
Diet: Weight reducing dried food.
• Increase stool bulk and frequency
• Relieve asthmatic symptoms and ease breathing, ultimately reducing/stopping steroid injections and associated side effects
• Eradicate any infection, parasites (eg lungworm)
• Reduce inflammation and address gastrointestinal tract disorders
• Reduce allergic response and immune reactivity
The herbal tincture included herbs which addressed the above treatment goals.
His diet was changed to a raw food diet, plus vitamin supplements and flaxseed were introduced. Weight loss and increased exercise was advised. Asthma triggers were also identified.
There has been a significant improvement in Ludo’s general wellbeing, he has lost a couple of kilograms and is eating the raw foods with relish. His asthma symptoms are being managed without steroid injections (these were slowly withdrawn over a 6 month period). He has not required a course of antibiotics in the last 10 months. The constipation is now resolved.
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