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Old 02-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #41 (permalink)
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there's some other stuff too called viralys. it's a gel, i think it's beef flavored and my cats ate it and they hate everything. well, medicine-wise. it's not very expensive either, so whatever's cheapest probably.

(the name sounds like a mixture of viagra and cialis but it swear it's for feline herpes.)
Shiva initially hated it since it was administered with all his normal medication but now that he's off the other intrusive meds, he loves it (I've been giving him and his brother a bit since they are still sneezing).
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Wow! Five years! That's awesome! If Freya needs to continues to need medication and/or it turns out that she has feline herpes, I'll have to get it. Which she'll love because she gets her medicine mixed in wet food because I don't like getting the cold shoulder from forced medication.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Viralysis is a brand name for lysine. It comes in powder or gel. Penny gets it in her daily wet food.
I think you mean viralys, which is a name brand for lysine for cats, and as cinderflower said above it comes in two forms - powder and gel.
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I think you mean viralys, which is a name brand for lysine for cats, and as cinderflower said above it comes in two forms - powder and gel.
Sorry for the misspell. Cinderflower pointed out the beef flavored gel her cats like. I mentioned there is a powder form also available. My girl Penny doesn't like the gel.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:30 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Not to sound stupid, but how do you measure out 250 mg? My conversion tells me that that's equal to 1/25 of a teaspoon and I don't have that small of a teaspoon lol

My cats are thriving on Earthborn, but Telmo lost the luster to his coat and he's not as soft, so after the bag my sister is going to switch him to something else. Probably back to Pure Vita, Innova, or California Natural. I'll be looking into foods in that price range and comparing ingredients to see if I spot a better one for about the same.
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Not to sound stupid, but how do you measure out 250 mg?
The viralys powder comes with a tiny premeasured scoop in it.
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yeah, I second Nebraska, Viralys comes with tiny spoon to measure.
But no worries, if you order just that 1 pound of lysine that I linked for you before, they say on the package that normal 1/4 tsp is about 552mg. so if you want to go for 250mg, just give your cat 1/8 tbs and you are good
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I just started giving my 1 year old cat viralys because she has a cold. I got it from the vet when I took her in for a follow up exam after her surgery & she needed another booster shot. I told him that her eyes have been runny since we adopted her & I noticed she was sneezing. I also have to put eye drops in her eyes 3 times per day.

As far as the Viralys goes, it comes with a small spoon like scoop & she gets 1 rounded scoop twice per day in her wet food.

I started giving my cats EVO wet & they love it. My 1 year old is also eating Taste of the Wild dry food but I am going to be switching to the EVO because of the low carbs. My 14 year old cat is diabetic & is eating a prescription diet but after many weeks of researching food, I have realized that his prescription food is higher in carbs than the EVO & has fish oil in which I think is causing his skin allergies. The EVO doesn't have fish oil in it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks guys! I had to leave a message with my vet yesterday because he was with a patient and he hasn't called me back yet. I haven't decided if I want to just go ahead and get the lysine as a booster anyway or not.

I was hoping I could buy Fromm and doggiefood.com too, but it's $54, where at the feed store it's only $2 after tax :/ I guess I'll just use it for cat food.
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I was hoping I could buy Fromm and doggiefood.com too, but it's $54, where at the feed store it's only $2 after tax :/ I guess I'll just use it for cat food.
sorry, but i dont understand. which fromm food is $54 at doggiefood.com but $2 in local store? it's basically impossible.

second thing - fromm food is quite expensive and you can get great quality cat food for less. why would you then prefer to feed expensive fromm food instead of something cheaper? (I remember you said that you cannot afford some expensive foods)

last but not least, actually the most important - if you keep feeding your cat dog food, most likely sooner or later you will face problems with your cat's vision (irreversible), hair loss, dental problems and feline cardiomyopathy. Taurine is an essential dietary requirement for feline health, and cats cannot synthesize it, so you HAVE TO supply them with taurine via their diet. dogs dont need taurine, so dog food doesn't contain it.
just be aware that if you keep feeding your cat dog food, you are going to make him blind and possibly having heart problems.
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