L-lysine is not a general immune booster, it is primarily effective against herpes virus (which sometimes causes URI like symptoms and runny eyes) by suppressing the L-arginine that herpes virus needs in order to replicate. I'm not saying it doesn't do anything else, I just haven't seen anything that shows that it does. But, since it won't do any harm, I suppose giving it couldn't hurt. I would suggest buying the 1 lb. jar of powdered lysine made by NOW, a lot easier to use and less expensive than capsules. The jar contains 822 500mg doses.
Gary -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of souther...@aol.com Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 8:46 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV. he General sounds like a fabulous cat. It is great that he persisted. Are you using l-lycine as a supplement? Thanks, he is a really special guy. He's won all of us non-cat people in the family over (except the dog, and she still hate him). I know of Dr. Dodds from having an epileptic dog :-) I didn't realize that she was involved with cats as well. I'm going to talk to my vet this year about the vaccinations. I don't have my dog vaccinated any longer, and since General is now an inside cat, I don't really see the need for him to be vaccinated. Sidney _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org