EYES

FELINE HERPES KERATITIS

Species affected: Cats
Background: Chronic, recurrent and potentially severe damage of the corneal tissue of cats caused by a herpes virus.
Symptoms: Pain, photophobia, excessive tearing and discharge as well as ulceration of the cornea.
Diagnostics: Ocular examination, fluorescein stain.
Special Notes: The herpes virus may also affect other tissues of the body. It is considered a lifetime infection and, in general, will only become established in animals with a weakened immune system.
Principles for Supplementation: Strengthening the immune system is the most important aspect of treating this condition.

FELINE PRODUCTS—FELINE HERPES KERATITIS

Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:

Cats claw

Cats: 5 mg bid 3 days, then sid

Modulates immune function.

Curcuvet-SA5012

Cats: ˝ capsule sid

Curcumin has ant-inflammatory properties, decreases eye discomfort, down-regulates tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), NO, and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B).

Feline Basics12

Cats: 1 capsule sid

Source of general nutrients.

Immugen12

Cats: ˝ capsule sid

Enhances immune system; antiviral effects.

ModucareVET12

Cats: ˝-1 capsule sid

Plant sterols and sterolins modulate immune function; consider for chronic viruses.

Vir-Assist27

1 capsule per 20 lb bid;
1 scoop per 20 lb bid

Supports healthy immune system. Coix has antiviral action.

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