Fifteen years of consciously raising cats and working with them professionally, I was unaware of the aggressive Calici Virus, until I rescued two eight-week old kittens.
One early morning, in late July 2010, two kittens were left outside the holistic pet supply store where I worked (managing the supplement section and helping educate and guide guardians on whole food and supplement choices).
Luckily a local commuter spotted the kittens and took them to a woman in town who fosters animals–mainly cats. Frequently, this woman would bring kittens to our store to help them get adopted out, and she did the same in this case. She named the kittens Sterling and Silver.
I met the kittens a few days later, when they were being “shown” at the store. I noticed the smaller of the two was not feeling well. She only weighed a pound and a-half and was clearly ill with what looked like a typical upper respiratory–Rhino Virus–very common in cats. Familiar with how to treat this virus with homeopathy, I was confident I could help Sterling. After several weeks of giving two different remedies, the female kitten Sterling (now Isis-Angel) was doing much better, but she continued to have watery eyes, or possibly an ulcer in her eye. I wasn’t sure.
Clea had the Rhino virus as a kitten and it almost took her life, because she had a severe reaction to receiving a vaccine while she was ill and was hospitalized for ten days, in ICU, the very day I took her home from the shelter.
Patience is needed and discernment to determine what is working and what isn’t, when it comes to homeopathy.