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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Viralys

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.

Luf, Us

15 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our human purchases a lot of stuff for us online too. Things like that she prefers to have her vet recommend so she knows what is safe to work with what.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Good stuff to have for you cats!
Our mom is taking some anty-biotics right now that smell like sulfur when she opens the pill bottle. Why can't everything smell & taste like chicken?

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I can see how she wouldn't want to grind the tablets! I used to use capsules you could just open but even that with all of you would be quite difficult.

Kaze

Spirit and Ezra said...

Spirit and Ezra sez... We Luff luff luff out Viralys. We get ours at the vet and when Momma opens the bottle we will stick ours heads in for a taste. Since Ezzy was in the pound for 8 months , he has chronic URI and has to get it a couple of times a weeks to help with his snifflies and Boogies.

DEBRA said...

Maw
Yoo is furry gud to da kitties...

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

We think that stuff works good. There is a lot of herpes virus at the shelter, especially the cats that come from Animal Control. It works great to keep the outbreaks under control.

Daisy said...

ps: They also use a lot of idoxuridine eye drops for the actual outbreaks.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

My Mum said she knew it worked for cold sores, and that is a herpes virus, but it never occurred to her that it would work in cats! That is good information to have.

The Meezers said...

yep, we gets is every day. Mommy buys the capsules and just opens one up and puts it in our foods. no fishy smell and no grinding. but there are lots of you so the fishy smelling stuff is prolly easier.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

None of us gots any of dat herpes stuff, thank Bast, but grampa gots shingles once and dat is what dey told him to take! Intristing stuff...

Mickey said...

Thanks! It's always good to know the uses and options of things that keep us cats healthy!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow, that is cool you can get it at the store. i hope it is not to expensive. i wonder if this will be good for me since i have FIV...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is for maw -- You do a wonderful job with all your furkids. They are very fortunate to have you.

purrs and tail wags

Lux said...

Sounds like good stuff to have around ... that's good your maw can find it already ground up!

Princess said...

This is a good medicine!
The innernets is a good place to buy stuff.
Yay for maw's smartness!