My two year old cat Monty is most likely going to be on Prednisolone (steroids) for the rest of his life because of IBD. He was just recently diagnosed with Feline Herpes Virus. I have read some things about steroids and the herpes virus and it does not sound good. Since the steroids suppress the immune system i guess it may not allow the herpes virus to go dormant. One website said that if a cat is one steroids and had the herpes virus that they will have a shortened life span. Just wondering if anyone else has read or heard anything about this and if you have any suggestions?