I think maintenance is 250 mg once or twice a day.  500 mg once or twice a day 
for symptomatic kitties.  I would double-check this though in the archives or 

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----- Original Message ----
From: Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:31:02 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Lysine added to dry food?

My felv+ foster Manny is going to his new home tonight (with lots of 
instructions, favorite toys, and probably some lingering anxiety from me!).  
Manny has been a finnicky canned food eater ever since I've had him- which has 
sucked b/c that is how I like to get supplements in him like lysine and added 
water.  But he loves loves loves the Eagle Pack Holistic Dry (which I have all 
my fosters on)--  LOVES IT.  As much I would like to convert all my cats to all 
canned- they just love their Eagle Pack dry too much.  And they have the most 
awesome coats- I get compliments on my fosters all the time- how good they 
look, none are fat, no dander, shiny, soft coats-- thus, I am very happy with 
the Holistic.  But all my fosters also get Holistic canned everyday, with water 
and supplements added, so I am sure that helps keeping them look great too.  
Manny will occasionally eat the Holistic canned, but he won't eat it in back to 
back feedings or two days in a
 row (he's nutty).  I originally tried to feed him a diet of Wellness canned 
only and he just stopped eating it totally (waste of expensive food)!  That is 
when I switched him to Eagle Pack.  So as far as sending him to his new home 
with feeding and supplment instructions, his new mom says she doesn't want to 
change anything b/c he looks so gorgeous and his coat is so wonderful, so she 
will keep him on the Holistic Dry.  I've asked that she occassionally give him 
some canned Holistic, but warned that he won't eat it 2 days in a row.  

I'd like to send her with instructions to add powdered Lysine to his dry food 
and was wondering if people thought this will work?  I have done it a few times 
with him and he seemed to not notice/care, but it hasn't been my primary way of 
administering lysine b/c I did keep up with giving him canned food every few 
days.  I think it will work tho b/c he loves his Holistic so much, I seriously 
doubt he won't eat it due to the Lysine powder.  Also, what is a good 
maintenance dose?  He is as healthy as a horse, so I just want to provide it to 
them as a preventative measure.  
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