My 9 yr old cat has had chronic eye problems since Nov 2010, first with uveitis
and synechia. The uveitis was resolved with eye drops but flared up again in July 2011 and Dec 2011. Earlier this month, we discovered that she also has a corneal ulcer. After two weeks on antibiotics and the tissue not growing over the ulcer, we sent her corneal tissue to the lab for analysis and it came back positive for feline herpes virus. She does not have the usual respiratory herpes symptoms. Her eye seems to be the only issue.
We will start supplementing with lysine. Do you have any other suggestions
for feline herpes virus, specifically as it relates to the eye?
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Supporting your cat’s immune system is key to controlling flare ups from the virus. Veterinarians often suggest a good immune support supplement such as Immugen by Thorne Research. Here are two links related to Feline Herpes Keratitis:
I hope that helps.