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L-Lysine Soft Chews for Cats
Why do cats need L-lysine? It's an amino acid that supports antibody, hormone, and enzyme production, as well as providing antioxidant properties. L-lysine competes in the body with L-arginine, which is the amino acid required by the herpes virus to replicate. The herpes virus (sometimes called feline viral rhinopneumonitis or FVR) is a common cause of upper respiratory and eye problems in cats. L-lysine also supports collagen formation and tissue repair to promote healthy skin.
Guaranteed Analysis Per Chew (1.5 G):
moisture (max) . . . . . . . . 11.1%
l-lysine . . . . . . . . . . . 250 mg
Ingredients: l-lysine, natural chicken liver flavor, oat flour, rye flour, soy lecithin, brewers dried yeast, arabic gum, water, glycerin, canola oil, maltodextrin, sodium alginate, calcium sulfate, citrus pectin, oat meal, sorbic acid (a preservative), propionic acid (a preservative), mixed tocopherols (a preservative).
About Herpes Virus in Cats
The FVR virus is a different strain of herpes than those infecting humans. Cats and humans cannot pass the herpes virus to each other. It is mainly spread when cats share litter boxes or bowls with infected cats, or mutually groom with them. Multi-cat households are especially susceptible to it for these reasons. Mother cats who are infected can also pass the virus on to their kittens.
Infected cats will typically exhibit chronic respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge, and runny eyes. The cat may also develop ulcers around the eyes, drool, lose their appetite, and become lethargic. Stress causes infected cats to "shed" the virus, making symptoms worsen. Flat-faced breeds such as Persians or Himalayans may suffer more severely from it when infected, due to their shortened nasal passages. Many cats are exposed to the virus and are not affected by it. Still others may be latent carriers of it who never exhibit any symptoms but can still infect other cats with it.
If you suspect that your cat is infected with the herpes virus, always get this diagnosis confirmed by your veterinarian before self-medicating. While L-lysine is not harmful to your cat, these symptoms may also indicate other problems and should be properly diagnosed.
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