Today we will tell you about L-lysine from yesterday's post. It is an amino acid that combats arginine. Many people purchase L-lysine at the drug store or WalMart and grind up the people tablets which is totally fine. But for Maw, her left hand has the arthritically messed up thumb bone and is susceptible to daily grinding and other means of messing it up royally. So, she is purchasing the already ground up Viralys to put in our food daily. It has a fishy smell, which when newly opened can be a teensy weensy bit offensive to Maw for well, like several months. So anyway, the L-lysine is known for stopping arginine from reproducing during our rhinotracheitis virus, or Feline Herpes 1 virus and stops us from shedding the virus to all the other cats in the household.