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|Purred: Mon Nov 2, '09 3:22pm PST |
|Mine only get L-Lysine when they are sick, but the hard core campaigners, give it all the time. I think its because they have a higher risk of exposure/stress, going to a show every weekend, and some fly all over the US to shows.
I have never heard one bad thing about L-Lysine, and with show people, if there is a bad product out there, everybody knows about it, and actually, we tend to find out, about it, before the general public, per say. When one has a very expensive show cat, and there is an issue with any product, everybody and their brother, "knows about it". It is all over the show hall, and put on every cat show board.
Science Diet, is one, that is trashed in all show halls, and on every cat show board.
It has exyoxquin, which I can't spell, mol, in it, the others can prob spell it right, and tell you all about it.
I tend to think, your throwing up issues, are due to the Science Diet. I used to feed it, and was put on the CD and SD, by another vet, after a bout of crystals. Not only did the crystals come back, but I had throwing up issues too. Found out how bad Science Diet really is, at a show.
When I switched to a grain free food, no more crystals, no more throwing up.
As far as the L-Lysine, you can get it at any drug store, in the vitamin section. You want the capsules, so you can break them open, and mix the powder with the wet food.
Bumpurr gets one, once a day, the kittens get 1/2 twice a day. It goes by the weight of the cat, and the what the issue is, your vet can best advise you, how much to give and how often. One should really not be giving it, even tho you can get it over the counter, unless they know what they are treating for, and their vet is aware of it, and their vet can best advise the dosage.
What you are looking for, is the bottle should say,
Contains NO sugar, starch, artifical colors, flavors, preservatives, corn, soy, yeast, wheat, grain, gluten, egg or milk products.
If the cat is throwing up, more than twice, you need to take her to the vets, and ask for x-rays and a CBC blood panel.
Best of luck.