Hi -- Could you give me a ratio of how much l-lysine added to how much water? 
And is it readily available in powdered form, and from where? Thank you so 


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From: "MaryChristine" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 12:46:11 PM (GMT-0500) America/Bogota 
Subject: Re: Herpes virus 

l-lysine is a wondrous thing. tricks the herpes virus into not replicating, for 
some still-to-be-determined reasons. there is ongoing research to find out how 
and why, and the EXACT dosage to use in cats; many multi-cat facilities use is 
prophylatically (um, haven't had caffeine yet, is that spelled 
correctly?)--it's quite inexpensive when bought in the powdered form and we 
just added it to the water at the sanctuary. we saw a marked difference in both 
eye problems and the snifflies. one of the california vet associations years 
back said that all cats should be on it; and it's about the only thing i've 
ever come across that MDs, DOs, DVMs, and holistic practitioners all agree 

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Gloria Lane < [EMAIL PROTECTED] > wrote: 

I just assume if cats have been in a shelter or rescue, that they've been 
exposed to Herpes, and of course have had quite a few.  I use Lysine orally - I 
start out with 500 mg(powder mixed with small amt of water) via syringe twice a 
day.  And of course clean the eyes.  If they have Herpes, it starts showing 
improvement within a few days, in my experience.  At some point I cut back to 
250 MG twice daily, and eventually stop.  Lysine is what's used on humans who 
have Herpes mouth sores (but think that's a different strain of Herpes). 

I know some folks in the past, on this list, have used interferon alpha.  Some 
have put it directly in the eyes, although I've never used it that way. 

My understanding is that once the stress is reduced and they start getting 
healthy, they seem to  do fine.  It's not nearly what FELV is.  I'd certainly 
encourage you to go for it.   


On Mar 8, 2008, at 2:53 PM, Lynne wrote: 

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.  



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