Signs of herpes
Usually viral pathogen of herpes is the mucous membrane of the tonsils and nasopharynx, but sometimes it may focus on language or conjunctiva. Infection occurs through direct contact of cats with the virus carrier. The incubation period of the pathogen of herpes is from 2 to 6 days, in the body it can be from 1 to 3 weeks. Clinical picture of herpes in cats is a heavy discharge from the eyes, nose, and keratitis, sneezing and ulcers on the tongue. Often feline herpes manifests itself in the form of blisters on the lips.
A laboratory study of the secretions of cats infected with herpes can detect the virus a day after infection.
The first symptoms of herpes typically appear after 10-20 days. Because herpetic ulcers and necrosis on the mucous membrane of the tongue the cat can enter the body of other infections that will lead to the development of stomatitis or gingivitis. In the case of accession of a secondary bacterial infection, the symptoms are supplemented with bronchopneumonia and cough. The animal becomes lethargic, loses appetite, his activity minimalizarea, and the body temperature rises.
If herpes start to heal in a timely manner, to get rid of it quite easily. In rare cases, with very weak immunity or children, the animal may even die. Cause of death may be pneumonia on the background of joined bacterial infection or severe dehydration. For the treatment of herpes in the first place, it is necessary to protect the cornea. For this purpose, these ointments with antiviral effect as "Acyclovir" or "Tetracycline", which are laid under the lower eyelid 5-6 times a day.
To protect your eyes you need to viral damage leading to an inflammatory process, which eventually go into anophthalmic.
To suppress the development of secondary infection and prevent the inflammatory processes that occur in the upper respiratory tract, the vet will prescribe antibiotics like Tylosin" and "Tetracycline". In addition to antibiotics, the cat will have to take a course of immunomodulatory drugs and perhaps intravenous saline solutions. The skin surface of the mouth and nose will also need to treat with antibacterial drugs. As a preventive measure against herpes well proven vaccination.