Nobody wants their cat to suffer from a virus, but unfortunately some cats develop feline herpes and feel the effects, regardless. This virus has no effect on humans, dogs or other pets, but it can be a serious breathing problem for cats, and it can also cause conjunctivitis in feline ocular systems.
Vetoquinol Viralys (L-Lysine) Powder (600 grams) meets the needs of a Lysine supplement which is a known help in cat herpes virus treatment, both for respiratory and eye symptoms. As an antibiotic, the powder can be ingested by a cat for systemic treatment and protection, and help control the effects of the virus in the affected feline patient.
Packaged in 600 gram containers for multiple doses with one order, Entirelypets.com sells Vetoquinol Viralys Powder in tasty flavors, convincing cat patients to take their medicine without a fuss. This is a good thing since, as any cat owner knows, when a cat doesnít want to do something their fish-hook claws and teeth emphasize the point clearly in case there was any confusion on the matter.
While reducing your catís stress and anxiety in its home environment will keep the virus symptoms to a minimum, having Vetoquinol Viralys Powder on hand will also contribute to a healthier, furry friend and a longer feline life.
Feline Herpes Virus
What is feline herpes virus? Feline herpes virus is an upper respiratory virus of cats. It is also known as rhinotracheitis virus. It is very common among cats, especially in environments where there are multiple cats or new cats are constantly interacting. The virus is spread through the air and replicates in the upper respiratory tract (nasal area, tonsils). The conjunctiva of the eye is also affected during the primary infection which results inconjunctivitis. Clinical signs of infection include sneezing and ocular and nasal discharge. In most cases the primary infection resolves with no residual ocular lesions. However, depending on the age when the cat is affected, the serotype of the virus (infectivity or strength of infection), and other factors, there may be various ocular signs. In very young cats, adhesions of the eyelids to each other or to the cornea may occur. Adult cats may experience recurrent conjunctivitis or corneal ulcers. The virus remains latent in the nerves that serve the eyes. When a cat is stressed or exposed to new serotypes (different strains) of herpes virus, the ocular disease can recur. There is some evidence that eosinophilic keratitis, plasmacytic-lymphocytic keratitis, corneal sequestrum, and some cases of anterior uveitis may be associated with feline herpes virus infection. How do cats get feline herpes virus? Most cats are affected as kittens, contracting the infection from their mothers. Stray cats, multi-cat households, and cats from households where new cats are constantly introduced are more likely to suffer infection. Feline herpes virus is not contagious to dogs or to humans but only affects cats. How is feline herpes virus diagnosed? History and clinical signs can diagnose ocular diseases caused by feline herpes virus. Aside from history and clinical signs, diagnostic tests for feline herpes virus include virus isolation, immunofluorescent antibody testing, polymerase chain reaction testing, serology, and cytology. Testing can be expensive and is generally reserved for specific cases. Tests that may not specifically detect the presence of herpes may be used to detect ocular disease caused by herpes. These tests include a Schirmer tear test (measuring tear production), corneal staining, and conjunctival biopsy. How is feline herpes virus treated? Treatment for feline herpes virus infections is nonspecific and generally directed at controlling secondary bacterial infection. A topical antibiotic such as tetracycline or erythromycin may be prescribed for use in the eye. Systemic antibiotics may also be prescribed. Oral L-Lysine is recommended by many veterinary ophthalmologists at a dose of 250-500 mg twice daily. Lysine competes with another amino acid, arginine, that herpes virus must have in order to reproduce. Lysine has been demonstrated to decrease the severity of ocular symptoms associated with herpes virus infection (1) and reduce viral shedding during periods of disease recurrence (2). Depending on symptoms, other medications such as topical antiviral drugs, topical polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or topical interferon may be used. In some cases the ocular diseases resulting from feline herpes virus may require surgical intervention. The key to managing the clinical signs associated with feline herpes virus is controlling the cat's environment. Cats exposed to multiple cats (indoor-outdoor cats), cats in multiple cat households, or cats that are frequently introduced to new cats are difficult to keep disease free. Reducing stress by maintaining a stable routine is helpful in preventing recurrences of disease. Keep in mind that it is the nature of the virus to see recurrences of the disease and periodic treatment is often necessary.
INDICATION: For use in cats and kittens as a nutritional supplement for conditions responsive to Lysine.
DOSAGE: Each 322 mg (1 rounded scoop) contains approximately 250 mg of L-Lysine in a palatable base. The suggested dose for cats over 6 months of age is 1 rounded scoop given orally twice daily. The suggested dose for kittens under 6 months of age is 1/2 scoop given orally twice daily. Adjust dosage as needed. Each scoop is 1/8 tsp.
ADMINISTRATION: VIRALYS is a highly palatable powder that may be sprinkled over dry food or mixed with a small amount of canned food.
Viralys powder is a great product! When I first had a cat with eye herpes, I used Viralys gel, which was very good and helped to clear up her eye. Then I rescued a cat who also had it, so I cut and crushed regular Lysine pills, but the cats didn't like it in their food. I then found out about Viralys powder, the first "palatable" product that really is palatable to them. It's cleared up the opaque spot on the eye and the dark center is getting smaller. Try this product---it's great and will help your cats!!
Best Defense by Blonce from Eagle River,WI11/22/2011
This is the best defense for upper respiratory problems in your cat. I have several cats and some suffer with this problem. During a visit to the vet, he recommened this product. It comes in gel form and powder. For myself, the powder is more economic as each cat gets Viralys twice daily. Since this is in powder form, I mix it with alittle moist food to ensure they eat it all before they walk away from their food. Since I have used Viralys, I haven't had to take them back to the vets for respiratory problems. If your vet says your cat has respiratory problems, I highly recommend this product.
Viralys by BB from Rome, GA03/06/2012
Helps keep the sneezing with the herpes virus under control.
Great Value and Quick Processing by Misa400 from Waltham, MA01/18/2012
Received the product very quickly and purchased 6 times as much as we were getting from our veterinarian for a fraction of the price.
Excellent Product & Price by Chloes Momma from NJ03/20/2012
Works great as a supplement to combat feline herpes... I've been using it for years with my two cats. You can really see what a difference it makes when you run out and don't have it.. this size is a great value and makes running out next to impossible. Much cheaper than the vet's lysine paste products!
Essential for ongoing health by FNR cat rescue from Northern VA03/26/2012
We use this product in our multiple cat foster homes to help their immune systems from weakening. Having multiple cats in a foster home/shelter exposes cats to many viruses and we try to cut down the possibility of their immune systems taking on an opportunistic viral infection. We simply sprinkle it on their portion of wet food and if they like the wet food to begin with, they will eat it with the Lysine added. I actually volunteered at our local shelter and they do the same. It is ongoing with us.
Excellent product by kittyrescuer02/07/2012
This is great just for kitty's health in general and particularly good for upper respiratory recovery, help to prevent URI, herpes virus, to name a few things.
Very good results for outdoor cats imune systems by redmarie10/06/2011
I use this product for outdoor feral cats. They seem to respond to it.
best immune support product by katlady from Fairless Hills,Pa10/28/2011
If you are a care giver for feral cat colonies add this product to their food according to label directions. This is fantastic for helping control herpes eye infections, Our colonies have been TNR'd and have been asymptomatic since using this amino acid.
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE by BMK4712/03/2011
I purchased a 600 gram container of Viralys, which is supposed to contain a measuring scoop. The scoop was missing and since the quantity to be administered is not a regular amount, such as 1/4 teaspoon, the scoop is necessary in order to be giving the correct dosage. I sent 3 emails requesting a scoop and still haven't received one, almost a month after I ordered the product. I am now forced to write to the manufacturer myself to obtain the scoop.
Best Product & Deal by Tequila55 from Berkley, MI01/19/2012
I love Viralys. One of my cats became ill about a year ago.I started using this product at the request of my Vet. He and my other cats have not had any respiratory problems since I started using it daily. I started with the gel form but found the powder is easy to mix into the wet food. Plus it lasts longer. Also doesn't change the taste of the food. Better price and size than I can buy locally.
Effective by TLMyers03/14/2012
I've found Viralys L-Lysine powder effectively controls the weepy eyes and runny nose associated with feline herpes in several of our rescued cats. I add this product to the cats' food on a daily basis. The cats readily consume the product. The powder seems to be much more economical than other forms of the L-Lysine.
Great product by Di12/09/2011
I use this to supplement my multiple cats' food to cut down/reduce the number of herpes-related infections they get... from what had been frequent eye infections, I'm now only seeing the infections rarely, and they seem to clear on their own quickly...
lysine powder - felines by BAP03/16/2012
This is great stuff - have used it for years. But this
time when I ordered two large bottles, the bottle lid on one of them was loose. So when I went to put things away in the kitchen, the bottle was on the counter and one of our cats moved it to the edge and it fell to the floor. A considerable amount of powder fell out - but I was able to sweep most of it up - but now I must put the bottle away in the cupboard because of the loose lid.
Important product for my cat and reasonably priced by joppacat from asheville, nc12/17/2011
My cat, adopted as a kitten, has herpes virus, I guess for life. She sneezes frequently - blowing mucus on furniture at times. I've taken her to the vets several times and one recommended Viralsys. I sprinkle a small scoop (included with the product) onto her wet food. It totally cures her of the symptoms. I bought the small size about 4 months ago and this time I bought the large size - both very inexpensive. I don't use any supplements but this really does work!
Vet Approved by Woodstock10/26/2011
I've been using this product since my 3 cats were kittens based on my vets recommendation.
I'm so glad I can purchase this at a reduced price from Entirely Pets because it does work.
Good value by Spike04/05/2012
We have used Viralys for a couple years. Although the mechanism is unknown, it is reported to prevent the re-emergence of herpes virus in cats. So far, our cat has not had another bout with herpes, but that doesnít prove efficacy because we don't know what would have happened had we not used the Viralys. Anyway, all of our previous purchases have been from our vet. I wish I had known sooner that Viralys is available from EntirelyPets; the price here is about $6/100 gm less. Thus, my rating is based principally on the price.
Awesome for cats with feline herpes by Amy K.01/09/2010
I have two himmalyans and one persian. They all have re-occuring feline herpes. When one gets stressed out (from going to the vet, getting a hair cut, etc.) they all get it. Sneezing, coughing, boogery eyes! This definately helps minimize the symptoms and is recommended by my vet. They seem like they get over it almost immediately. I give them this twice a day. I am so thankful for this product.
by from 10/31/2011
Highly recommended! Especially for multi-cat households.