Feline calicivirus, often referred to as FCV, is not a particularly serious disease except if your cat is very unhealthy. But the symptoms can be a little worrying, and not always well tolerated by humans, as you will see! You can both prevent and cure this by the use of natural cat health.
FCV is obviously a virus. It can spread between cats in contact with each other. But this is unlikely to pose a problem if your cat is naturally healthy, with a strong immune system. This is far more important than any infection, as a strong immune system prevents a disease taking hold, or taking a deep hold. Disease can only happen in cats who have a weak immune system.
The typical signs of FCV are very like flu – discharge from the eyes and nose, sneezing, coughing, a mild fever. Sometimes there can be a loss of appetite, difficulty breathing and pneumonia, but mostly it is an upper respiratory problem. This means that your cat may sneeze yellow or green snot around… Occasionally sores can develop in the mouth and paws.
There is no veterinary treatment for feline calicivirus, however antibiotics are usually prescribed to control a secondary infection. But, antibiotics are liver toxic and they also lower the immune system, so they should be used only when deemed essential. Both bacteria and parasites tend to proliferate when your cat is sick. They are opportunistic, rather than the cause of the problem. Deal with the cause, and they will normalise.
Vets like to encourage vaccination against viruses. However, vaccinations are not the panacea they are made out to be. They are not safe, have side effects and the virus mutates into a more serious problem. This is too large a topic to discuss here, but you can read more here, or search for the topic for more information.
What is much more appropriate to do, in my opinion, is to ensure your cat’s immune system is in great working order. You can do this by following a regime of natural cat health which means putting your cat on a quality, natural diet, rather than a harmful commercial cat food. And using natural therapies, especially homeopathy, to treat all ailments, instead of medication. Then you know your cat is in the best possible position to face any adversity.
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