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.

feline calicivirus

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.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    9 replies to "Feline Calicivirus Can Be Successfully Treated"

    • Denise

      I have 4 foster kittens from the humane society and one has just started sneezing, drooling, and has the ulcers on her tounge. They all four came from different places but are all close to 6 weeks old. Don’t know much about before, but they were in a cage at the shelter for a couple weeks and have been with us in my daughter’s room for about two weeks. What is best when they prob don’t have the strongest immune systems? They want me to start all four on an antibiotic, but I don’t really want to. And I don’t see how that would help anyway bc it’s a virus. It’s just what they do at the shelter.Any advice would be great!! Thanks. Denise

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Well done for thinking outside the square! Try to imagine what these little ones are going through. At 6 weeks old, they should still be with their mother. Instead, they have been taken from her and their siblings (at a terribly young age of 4 weeks) and moved to at least 2 places, and probably poked and prodded. If they are not very frightened, they should be! They will be uncertain, feel insecure and, as you so rightly say, don’t have a strong immune system. They wouldn’t anyway, at that age as they would be relying on mother’s milk for their immunity.
      So the best thing you can do is to give them good, real food, rather the commercial kitten food. And to give them space and lots of love. Then they will find their feet, in time. This will do far more good than antibiotics, which doesn’t treat virus, but does lower the immunity.
      This treatment alone can resolve any such health issue. If you still need some help, then I suggest that homeopathy will help them more.

    • Peter Andrews

      Lysine and turemic are both worth trying.

    • Maybe good for humans, but not for cats.

    • Shiree Smith

      Extremely good for cats and dogs and humans…Lysine and Vitamin C fixed my cat…Plus some colloidal silver by mouth and in the eyes

    • holeinthemoon

      I have heard that Lysine given regularly as part of feeding – raw food diet with a single apple cider vinegar. In fact put their paw in a 50/50 solution of apple cider vinegar. Also if they have a nose discharge put them in the bathroom DO NOT SHOWER THEM just leave the cat or kitten in the room for 15 mins inhaling the steam. I am a strong believer of the raw food diet and read most of this in their. J

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Shiree, these measures may well have helped in the short term. But what was the cause? How about fixing that? Cats make their own vit C, so why is yours not? These are questions that need answers to. It’s great to have natural quick fixes. But that’s all they are. We need to get out of thinking like the medics. Instead of stopping the symptoms, examine WHY the symptoms are there in the first place ie what is the CAUSE.

    • Mamaplanet

      My other question is the chemicals some of them and parents have been subjected to like barns and farm fertilisers ? Vaccines ? And how to gently slowly detox them ? It seem acv might be an answer . my self needs detox then rest then again . what would you say ?
      And what about coconut oil ? And many natural antibiotics carry oregano oil . could it be on the list of so good it was attacked with a bad rep ? I find that about alot of natural power houses including especially anti cancer herbs .

    • Madeleine Innocent

      We don’t have to worry so much about toxicity when on the natural diet for our species. The body has wisdom, which is how we are still here. It knows what to do when it is strong enough to do that. Focusing on the health of the immune system takes most of (if not all) our worries away. So focus on that rather than antibiotics (even the so called natural ones). So as clean a diet as possible, (go organic or at least sustainable). That tends to have miraculous results.

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