Isn't lysine odorless and tasteless?  I've got to admit to never having
tasted it.

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Sort of on this subject.......there is a feral who eats/hangs out at my
> mother's.  I suspect it has herpes.  There is no real way for me to be sure.
>  This cat, and most of the others who hang out there cannot be touched.
>  Does anyone have any ideas about what can be added to food that might help?
>  There is no other way to get meds/suppements into them and they are very
> suspicious of anything added to the food...even smelly fishy food.
> Lynne, follow your heart.  Booboo strengthen and enlarged it.  You must
> decide what to do with it.
> On Mar 8, 2008, at 3:59 PM, laurieskatz wrote:
> Lynne, there is a great herpes yahoo group that I belong to. You might
> look into it. My vet thinks 2 of my cats may have this virus. Stress causes
> it to flare. It can cause eye (and mouth?) problems. I give L-lysine twice a
> day during a flare up. I have never had to do more than that with mine whose
> symtoms are minor. Winston occasionally (about once a year) gets an
> unexplained high fever and quits eating. My vet thinks it's related to the
> herpes. He recovers with anti-biotics. I don't think herpes is a big deal in
> most cats.
> I do think it can be spread, though if my 2 have it the other 5 didn't get
> it. Also, my vet didn't warn me about contagion when he told me he thought
> Lucy may have herpes (cat number 5) or when he told me he thought Winston
> had it (cat number 7). Mine have not been tested for it so can't say for
> certain that they have this. Lucy's eyes run with clear tears when she is
> stressed and Winston winks his eyes and they get red rimmed when he is
> stressed.
> You might ask the shelter/vet what they will do to reduce her stress
> during and after her spay. Getting her out of the shelter is a GREAT way to
> reduce her stress!
> Congrats if you adopt her!
> Laurie
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:*
> *Sent:* Saturday, March 08, 2008 2:53 PM
> *Subject:* Herpes virus
> Could any of you give me some first hand info and experience with the
> herpes virus in cats.  There is this young cat I saw a picture of who is in
> a rescue shelter at the moment . The poor little thing was a total wreck
> when this woman took her in and she is now in the process of getting her
> eyes cleaned up.  They look a whole lot better than they did before this
> woman got hold of her.  Apparently the vet who is taking care of the cat
> said her eyes would have to be cleaned at least twice a day and when and if
> she has flareups the appropriate treatment will have to be given.  She is
> being spayed very shortly and is going to be up for adoption fairly soon.  I
> said I would take her probably because she reminded me a lot of BooBoo.
> She's all white and from the picture looks like she may have persian in
> her.  She has that same flat little face that Boo did.  Would I be getting
> myself into something like I just went through with Boo or is there more
> hope for these animals. This kitty has tested negative for feline leukemia.
> I haven't even told my husband yet.  I just blurted out that I would take
> her.  I don't even know if I'll be chosen anyway.
> Lynne

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