Jasper the sickly cat.
December 19, 2006 2:55pm CST
To all of you who posted a response,Thank you. I can see some progress being made. In case you have not noticed this is my first cat. I do not know much abut them. My question this time is, Jasper has had 4 ear infections in the last 4 months. He has been treated with antibiotics for all of them. And yes, I finished the entire bottle. I have learned that he was taken fromhis mother at 4-6 weeks, far to young. I think that this is the reason for him being small in ssize and now all these ear infections. I asked the vet if there was some type of herbal remedy or something that I could do. He said that he did not think anything like that would work. I would at least like to try. I would like your opinion on this and any suggestins you might have. As far as the herbal remedies please verify them I do not want to kill the poor animal. Thank you.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Many herbal remedies that are safe for people are not safe for cats so please be very careful. I would recommend giving him cat vitamins which are available at both the vet and pet stores and pet departments in other stores. This should help make sure he has all the essential nutrients he needs and make him healthier in general. I would also ask the vet WHY he is getting the recurring infections. These can be caused by things like ear mites, allergies, improperly cleaned ears, low thyroid, diabetes, Cushings, Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency (FIV) viruses, tumors and even birth defects. If you don't know the cause you can't do anything about the problem. Since you are a first time cat owner, here is a site I use all the time for my cats - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9352/alphalinks.html It has a lot of sources of information and if it can't help it does at least give me the right questions to ask my vet. Hope this helps.