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My tom Caballito -from time to time- get problems with one of his eyes. Sometimes it's a little swollen or red or both. Also there is a tiny bit of crust (dark discharge).
The vet precibes an ointment, but it doesn't work or nearly not. So we decided to offer him L-Lysine, but this cat refuses nearly all meds or supplements. For example my trial to supplement Taurine he returned by vomit. When he suffered from constipation and the vet recommended lactulose, my little rebel's answer was to spit.

Yesterday I read in one of Dr. Jean's textes about the L-Lysine and she described a "slightly salty taste", my problem is that L-Lysine also got a sour one. Does anybody know this problem, not to get the material (medicine) into the cat? Is there any food that neutralizes the taste and not the effect?

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Alberta
 

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Hello Alberta,
I have tried to answer your post earlier this morning but unfortunaley my internet connection was giving me a hard time. I clicked on submit several times - I thought I must have posted enough to ask the mods to delete the extras :wink:

Here is again what my experience with L-Lysene is :

I gave Frosty L-Lysene to help him fight his conjuctivitis a while ago. I crushed the right amount and mixed it with youghourt - which he loves. When Cheerio had a squinting eye it helped boosting her immune system as well - and with her I used youghourt or canned food (Frosty doesn't like the latter - go figure :roll: ). Bart also got Ester C powder the same way when he was fighting a bad URI.

As for the eye ointment it is true that it gives a sensitivity to the eye after having administered it a few times. That is why a break is recommended and then start again for another week
I hope you will find a way to give Caballito his medicine - and him not throw it up.
 

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Hello Ioana,

thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I'm still looking for an acceptable way to offer him his L-Lysine. I tried yoghourt, but he refused. I bought some of these "bad" and spicy cat-food to offer him little portions with L-Lysine but no success. So, perhaps, I have to begin with little, tiny dose and to heighten them. I don't know if it's okay, but I know no other way.
 

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L-lysine in tuna

I was fortunate to have my kittens take the Lysine in any food, but if you are having problems, try tuna or just the tuna water. Also, have you tried turkey flavored baby food?
 

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Is this pure L-Lysine you are giving? Check to make sure there isn't something else in it.

Mine are going through the L-Lysine now, there is a possibility they all have the feline herpes.

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We did L-Lysine for a while. We crushed it and mixed it with canned food or a little bit of vitamin cat paste (can't remember the name, but it's very similar to hairball remedy paste but tuna flavor).

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Now I give it up! No chance to get this L-Lysine in this cat! :cry:
The problem with the eyes are smaller now and in August I'll bring him to the vet to check his blood and once more his eyes.

Btw: Times ago I had to give him metronidazol, a medicine with a really awful taste. I crushed it and mixed it with the hairball remedy ointment and put it on his paw. Unfortunately (and of course) since this moment he refused the cat paste. It took a long time to "persuade" him to accept it without the medicine.
 
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