? L-Lysine recommendation?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Tasha & Darwin, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Tasha & Darwin

    Tasha & Darwin Member

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    Darwin has had feline Herpes since I found him as a stray with a nasty URI in 2011. I have never been able to consistently give him L-Lysine because he strongly resists oral medication, and wouldn't touch his dry food if I put anything on it. He also won't touch any treats of any kind (and I've tried a fair few).

    Now that he is consistently eating canned food; I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good brand of powder that they have found to be tasteless or easy to hide in food? I think he could seriously benefit from it if I can find one I can hide in the food (without him going off the food again!)
     
  2. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tasha!
    I thought SEB could be used for herpes but it was ulcers and sores, so I went looking :bookworm:. Have you ever tried echinacea? There are drops without alcohol.
     
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  3. Tasha & Darwin

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    You know, I haven't!! That's not a bad idea! It's been so hard to try anything in the past as he's SO stubborn. But I feel as long as it's relatively tasteless, and I can hide it in his canned food; it can only help. Thanks!!
     
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  4. Tasha & Darwin

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    Well, I just bought 500mg tasteless L-Lysine capsules and mixed one in his snack - ate the whole lot! *HAPPY DANCE*
     
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  5. Larry and Kitties

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  6. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    I also used the Now brand. I got it from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OSNOM). 1 lb for $15. (The sources from Larry and Kitties is cheaper!)

    The advantage of the powder is that I have arthritis in my hand and had trouble opening the capsules.
     
  7. Tasha & Darwin

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    Oh great!! The capsules are just a bit annoying to open anyway! I'll order the Now brand next time!! It works out more cost effective too! Thank you!!
     
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  9. ppp

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    My Tut licks the Enisyl-F paste from Amazon off my hand. (He is the only one of our 4 cats who likes it; luckily he's the one with herpes.)
     

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