ACV for URI Sinus infection - post medical care after FIV.
Apple Cider Vinegar works! Plain and simple. We had 7 cats. We lost two cats to what the doctor believed was FIV. We lived in a remote area and access to a reasonable vet service was never a choice. The condition worsened for our two cats. We took them to a vet after making arrangements some 160Miles away after antibiotics for 3 days...it wasnt until one of them started to foam and pus at the mouth we knew the medicine wasnt working. Stopped eating too. The other one became lethargic. They fought for 4 days at the vets and the best the doctor could do was to put them on IV and painkillers to see if they could fight off the disease. They didn't make it. Doctor was cooperative. It was horrible.
We immediately quarantined our house. It was a horrible strain of FIV that killed nearly a hundred feral cats in the community...we saw them dead lying everywhere. Our 4 cats survived but one of them was clearly infected. he contracted a horrible URI and wont stop dripping from the nose. The ANTIBIOTICS didn't help much again this time.
EARTHCLINIC COMMUNITY SAVED MY CAT by recommending ACV. We gave it to him in minced chicken meat in small quantities and have kept him on wet food mixed with homemade rice/yogurt/porridge type stuff ever since.Its been some 6 months since that ordeal, and my other cats were lucky Thank God. If they interact with other street cats its better to get them vaccinated.
Once FIV is gone, their bodies become resilient so they cant fight it off the next time. It will appear as a minor cold if the infection comes back. ACV will do wonders whenever that happens.
(Jefferson City Tn)
I have a kitty sent to me by a breeder in Florida, I am in California, that was diagnosed with feline herpes (aka Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV) about two months after she arrived. I was hooked on her and ignored the breeders. She and I are great friends. I discovered unrefined virgin coconut oil is excellent in treating virus of all kinds. I was successful with my own herpes simplex onset. All I had to do was dab my Virgin Coconut Oil on the forming blister and went to bed. The next moring it was gone! I began having VCO in my coffee ... and I am glad. I also freeze melted Virgin Coconut Oil in a sealed baggie and break it into bits to put in my cat's treat dish with a few tid bits.. she ingests the Virgin Coconut Oil and she is doing much better. I cannot get her to take it any other way and it is not as much as she requires for killing the virus but she feels much better and no fever.
I wish we could get HIV patients eating VCO then that jerk that is gouging needy people for HIV meds can go fly a kite.
Blessings to all and your felines too... love from Karen and "Tickety Boo" my delightful Scottish Fold.
(Mpls., Mn) on 10/22/2014
A vet visit is in order for a proper diagnosis.
How is infection diagnosed?
Antibody tests detect the presence of antibody in the blood of infected cats.
- Because few, if any, cats ever eliminate infection, the presence of antibody indicates that a cat is infected with FIV. This test can be performed by most veterinary diagnostic laboratories and also is available in kit form for use in veterinary clinics. Since false-positive results may occur, veterinarians recommend that positive results be confirmed using a test with a different format.
- Infected mother cats transfer FIV antibodies to nursing kittens, so kittens born to infected mothers may receive positive test results for several months after birth. However, few of these kittens actually are or will become infected. To clarify their infection status, kittens younger than six months of age receiving positive results should be retested at 60-day intervals until they are at least six months old.
- A negative test result indicates that antibodies directed against FIV have not been detected, and, in most cases, this implies that the cat is not infected. Nevertheless, it takes eight to 12 weeks after infection (and sometimes even longer) before detectable levels of antibody appear, so if the test is performed during this interval, inaccurate results might be obtained. Therefore, antibody-negative cats with either an unknown or a known exposure to FIV-infected cats-such as through the bite of an unknown cat-should be retested a minimum of 60 days after their most recent exposure in order to allow adequate time for development of antibodies.
- On very rare occasions, cats in the later stages of FIV infection may test negative because their immune systems are so compromised that they no longer produce detectable levels of antibody.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are designed to detect short segments of a virus's genetic material. While antibody-based tests are ideal screening tests for infection, in certain situations (such as confirming infection in antibody-positive kittens or determining infection of cats vaccinated with antibody-producing FIV vaccines), PCR-based tests, in theory, would be superior. Although PCR testing methods offer promise and are being actively explored, at this time unacceptable numbers of false-positive and false-negative results prevent them from routinely being recommended.
How to Combat
Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus can be fatal for cats, but not always. There is a very helpful book -- Feline Aids by Tom Hapka -- that instructs the pet owner about ways to combat this disease, keep your FIV cat healthy, and save the life of a cat near death. I have tried different vets for 2 months for my FIV cat, and this is the first real help I have found.
NAC for treating FIV and sinus issues in cats
My little rescue cat suffered from blocked nasal passages after having recurrent infections before he was rescued. We couldn't stop the nasal infections unfortunately but I found that he seemed to get headaches and would ask me to rub his face in an unusual way. So I tried sprinkling a tiny amount of NAC (N-acetylcysteine) on his food once a day and he stopped asking for face massages and seemed better.
I use NAC myself for sinus headaches. I found a scientific research paper showing a sprinkling was safe for cats. It is also used for treating respiratory inflammation and FIV in cats. If you look it up you will see vets use it. I used human-grade NAC with no additives.
I owned a cat that contracted feline aids...yes aids...didn't know they could get it. The vet gave it about a month to live...My holistic Chiropractor said "Take it off all comercial food and feed it raw fish and raw chicken." So figured it would hurt. It about broke me but he lived another 8 mo with the best coat ever...every couple of weeks I'd take it to the vet to get weighed, they were amazed at how well he did for so long...
(Joppa, Md, Usa)
(Hobe Sound, Fl)