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.
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