October 23, 2005
My Cat's URI vs. Mother Earth
Last Saturday I took my cat Bailey (who has over the last year or so gone from 'meezer to wheezer, hacking and blowing snot floor to ceiling 24/7) to see a new vet. Her previous vet wasn't having much luck with her chronic URI and told me that my options were a very expensive cat scan (no pun intended) or drilling a hole in her skull to drain her sinuses. I am unwilling to do either, so my friend suggested I try her vet who mixes Western medicine with alternative medicine. So, Bailey now has a bottle of kelp and herbs and stuff that she'll be taking twice daily to correct a yeast problem she has in her intestinal track. Apparently this yeast is causing her respiratory problems. We'll see. I'm not usually so earthy crunchy, but I figure that kelp has to be better for her than a hole in the head. And nutritional healing doesn't seem like such a crazy idea. She's definitely not going to a psychiatrist or acupuncturist though. If this new vet fixes her, maybe I'll have to get a referral to a people doctor to cure my allergies?
Posted by me at October 23, 2005 1:35 PM
What were Bailey's exact symptoms? My cat has been "sneezing" a bunch, and two trips to the vet haven't made any difference. No better no worse. Thanks.
Bailey has had a cough for a while. It looks as though she's trying to cough something up but never does. She doesn't have a runny nose or crusty eyes, but she gets these violent sneezing fits during which she blows out a lot of snot. She's been in to the vet several times and has had a few x-rays but they haven't found anything really wrong with her. I tried giving her anti-histamines for a while, but they didn't work at all. Antibiotics help while she's taking them, but as soon as she finishes her symptoms return. Other than the coughing and sneezing she seems fine. She still eats and behaves normally--she doesn't act sick. Bailey's pretty good about taking the dropper of "stuff" but it's only been a week so I don't know if it's working or not.
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Your cat simply has allergies. The vet should point out what food is best and not best for your Bailey. Is it really necessary to drill a hole in her(his) head? That's gross!
Yes, your cat has allergies, that's all! The vet should know what medicines to give to her! Try to concentrate also on the food that you're feeding her!