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:* email@example.com > *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 > > > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 Check out our Memsaic! http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Please help Clarissa! http://rescuties.chipin.com/clarissasheart http://www.change.org/rescuties