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.
Lucy had been on conventional treatment for recurrent bladder infections for a few years, after herbal intervention the frequency of the infections and her general vitality and wellbeing improved significantly.
Lucy is a ten year old, female/desexed West Highland Terrier who presented with recurrent bladder infections, ear infections and skin disease over the past three years.
The conventional interventions have included a cystotomy (bladder surgery), numerous urine cultures with sensitive bacteria, long courses of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Histopathology supported chronic cystitis and bladder polyps. Her diet was a prescription urinary tract dried food.
On examination her presenting signs were bilateral ear infections, conjunctivitis, tartar and hyperplastic gum margins. Recessed vulva with secondary vulval congestion and inflammation.
Treatment Goals: Treat the potential digestive imbalances, reduce toxins in the body, improve general immunity, health and vitality. Reduce the bouts of cystitis, reduce vulval inflammation, improve skin and gum health. Consider an operation to undertake vulval episioplasty/repair.
Herbal tinctures addressing the above treatment goals were prescribed.
A herbal based cream was also applied topically to the vulva.
Lucy experiences fewer episodes of urinary tract infections, her skin and ears have improved significantly. Her owner said she is the happiest she has been in the last 12 months.
She is also on a homemade diet supporting urinary tract health, her urine is monitored and the occurrence of bladder infections has reduced significantly. The vulva health is maintained, with topical treatments.
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