Opting For Feline Herpes Relief Over Kitty Treats
Author: Sydni G.
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Testimonial ID: 10024-OR
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We rescued our kitty, Maggie, from our friends' farm several years ago. After receiving her first couple of kitten shots, our veterinarian diagnosed Maggie with feline herpes, a.k.a. feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), a herpes-like virus which causes her to develop respiratory troubles, such as violent hacking (coughing), excess mucus, runny eyes, severe sneezing, and a rattling sound coming from her lungs while breathing.
Meanwhile, I have been applying Ravintsara essential oil to the bottoms of both of my feet for the past couple of months. Well, almost every night when I open the bottle of essential oil and the fragrance is released into the air, Maggie comes running into my room meowing. She waits until I am done applying the oil and have crawled under the covers, and then she jumps up in the bed.
Maggie will smell my hands (allowing her to inhale the essential oil) and then rub her nose and the top of her head on one hand or the other. Then she will let me rub her from the top of her head all the way down her back and down to the tip of her tail.
Maggie also likes it if I rub both of her sides, and occasionally she will let me rub her chest, belly, legs, and paws. Even when Maggie grooms herself, she ingests a bit of the essential oil.
When Maggie inhales and/or ingests the Ravintsara essential oil, it appears that her respiratory troubles decrease or at least temporarily disappear, and she seems to quickly drift off to sleep.
Sometimes Maggie enjoys smelling the lid to the Ravintsara bottle instead of eating a few kitty treats. I guess she has set her priorities!
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