Saturday, February 2, 2013
Well I was so hoping to avoid this, but after a few days of snot covered kittens I couldn't deal with it any more.
The kittens started sneezing a few days ago and they got goopy eyes, so I started giving them colloidal silver and it helped some but not others. I have been reading up on the benefits of silver with golden seal. I got some golden seal root and leaves at my local health store, but the clerk that asked me about why I was buying them freaked me out when she said that it was "very strong". But I owned it, and I had a lot of people recommending it, so I brewed a very mild tea and tried it out myself (didn't sting when I put it in my eye, but it felt a little bit drier for some time afterwards) I diluted it down again, and gave some both by dropper (eye and nose) and on the food. A few days later most of the kittens were doing much much better, but Victor was still snotty. He is active and eating - but not as much as he should be - and sneezy. The Fab Four are cuddlers, so they all have spots of snot on them where Victor is either wiping his nose on them (can't you just picture that??) or sneezing while he is cuddled to them.
So I guess he's just a little too far behind the eight ball to fight this off on his own with just herbal/alternative help.. Just need to get him back on the right road, which I'm sure he's actually on at the moment.
I don't mind, I'm loving the extra cuddles.