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What is Viralys L-Lysine for Cats:

Viralys is a L-Lysine supplement for cats and kittens in a powder or gel formula. Viralys may help reduce how often cats have feline herpesvirus flare ups and how severe they are. It may also support their immune system and eye health. Contact your veterinarian to see if Viralys would be safe and effective for your cat and to see what dose they recommend for your cat. The manufacturer recommends the following dosages for cats:

Viralys Powder:

  • Cats under 6 months of age: ½  scoop of powder by mouth twice daily
  • Cats over 6 months of age: 1 rounded scoop of powder by mouth twice daily.

 

Viralys Gel:

  • Cats under 6 months of age: 0.65 mL or ⅛  teaspoonful by mouth twice daily
  • Cats over 6 months of age: 1.25 mL or ¼ teaspoonful by mouth twice daily

 

You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Viralys Gel and Powder for Cats' indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the links below: 
 
 
 
Viralys' Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Viralys Powder and Gel for Cats.
 
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  • Q:

    Hi, This is listed as follows, on Amazon, with your company name as seller..."Viralys Oral Gel for Cats, 5 oz (L-Lysine) - 3 Pack" for $15.21 yet when I clicked on it and arrived here, it seems that price is for a SINGLE tube? I am confused...
    Asked on 1/9/2015 by chatty65 from Massachusetts, United States

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    • A:

      We apologize, but this is an error listed on another site outside of our control. Our prices are listed per tube. Thank you.

      Answered on 1/13/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this product propylene glycol free?
    Asked on 4/9/2014 by Al123 from Atlanta, GA, United States

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    • A:

      Al,

      The Viralys powder is listed as L-Lysine in a palatable flavor base. The gel has a little bit more information listed for its ingredients: Purified water, L-Lysine hydrochloride, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, artificial sweetener, maple flavor, citric acid and riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I am in need of the L-Lysine gel for my two cats who have the herpes virus - I would buy 2-3 tubes - do you ship to Canada by USPS not UPS and how much is the shipping - I am desperate as I am a low income pensioner
    Asked on 2/3/2014 by Tiger from Montreal, Canada

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    • A:

      Unfortunately, we are only licensed to ship within the United States and are not licensed to ship to Canada.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    What is the difference between the paste and the gel? 
    Asked on 2/1/2014 by F718sandy from Pennsylvania, United States

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    • A:

      Viralys (L-Lysine) is available as a powder and a gel. The primary difference between the two is in the administration. The powder is typically sprinkled over wet or dry food, while the gel is usually administered on its own. For cats six months and over, one rounded scoop (provided) of powder twice daily is recommended by the manufacturer, while 1/4 teaspoonful of gel twice daily is suggested for the gel. Your cat's veterinarian may adjust that dose higher or lower.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Are these tubs sealed on the inside?
    Asked on 1/29/2014 by christioni from Columbus, OH, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The Viralys powder tubs are sealed on the inside, however, unless the lid is removed very carefully, the seal will come off with the lid. You should still find it stuck in the inside of the lid.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Does this product Viralys L-Lysine contain the preservative propylene glycol?
    Asked on 12/14/2013 by Dee

    1 answer

    • A:

      Dee,

      The ingredients in the Viralys gel are: Purified water, L-Lysine hydrochloride, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, artificial sweetener, maple flavor, citric acid and riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium

      And the ingredients in the powder are: L-Lysine in a palatable flavor base

      Propylene glycol is not listed by the manufacturer as an ingredient in either of the Viralys options.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/16/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How many doses/scoops are there in the 3.5 oz. container? My cat doesn't really like the chews I have been giving her, but I need to comparison shop before I attempt to try something else.
    Asked on 10/30/2013 by Belinda

    1 answer

    • A:

      Belinda,

      According to the manufacturer, Vetoquinol, there are approximately 150 doses in the 3.5 ounce jar.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/20/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I have kittens that are about 3 1?2 months old . One had tape worm and another has developed a cough. What would you suggest? Vets are so expensive. I love my animals but I just can't afford them. Diana
    Asked on 10/10/2013 by Diana

    1 answer

    • A:

      Diana,

      Viralys gel and powder are products for use in cats and kittens with conditions responsive to Lysine, such as conjunctivitis caused by herpes virus.

      There are a variety of illnesses and environmental causes that could be at fault for the coughing your kitten is experiencing, and without a diagnosis from a veterinarian, you won't be able to choose the correct method of treatment.  In some areas there are low-cost clinics that can help owners who are trying to take the best care of their pet.  Your local animal shelter or humane society may have information on low-cost clinics in your area or an internet search may be able to provide you with that information.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

       

       

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by VetRxDirect
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seems to work well

My cat Angie suffers from IBS so I can't use any of those Lysine kitty treats, she got ill from all of them :( This gel was my last hope because I just can't...Read complete review

My cat Angie suffers from IBS so I can't use any of those Lysine kitty treats, she got ill from all of them :( This gel was my last hope because I just can't pill this cat!

I give her 1/4 tsp of the gel in a syringe (get them at CVS) twice a day, squirt it into the side of her mouth, and it seems to keep her upper respiratory infections at bay. If I slack off, they come back.

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Great product

I rescued a kitten and he spent a week with my Vet, who gave him a clean bill of health but he didn't check him for Herpes and of course he has it and...Read complete review

I rescued a kitten and he spent a week with my Vet, who gave him a clean bill of health but he didn't check him for Herpes and of course he has it and gave it to my two healthy cats. I find that this product helps to keep them healthy when they have a flare up and I have no problem getting them to take the medicine since I just mix it with their food. By the way the kitten is a joy to have so full of life and so cute everyone loves him (gabriel)

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5.0

Exactly as the Vet prescribed

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I couldn't find Viralys anywhere but at VetXDirect. It was exactly prescribed but so much more economical.

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5.0

Good product

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This is my second purchase of this product. I have tried the powder but my cat won't eat the food after adding the powder. I can put this in his mouth and he does just fine.

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5.0

Seems to help

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This medication wad recommended by my vet. My cat has complex problems and finding ways to make her quality of life as happy as possible, he thought this might help her respiratory issues. It does seem to help, I am happy to say. She is a happier cat due to her daily dose .

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5.0

Deceases herpes symptoms

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My cat Magic has herpes. He used to sneeze very hard and a lot. He used to sneeze big strands of mucous all over his face. Plus his mood was affected. I understand some cats also get eye drainage. If your loved one has herpes you must try this. It doesn't make it go away all together but Magic has improved so much! I've been using the gel for well over a year and Magic just sneezes little sneezes and some days he doesn't sneeze at all. If your cat eats canned food you can try the powder on his cat food. But Magic will only eat dry food so I go with the gel. It used to be so heartbreaking to see him so miserable. So I would take him to the vet every three months and get him antibiotics and it sort of helped a little but not very much. When I went to a different vet she told me to try the L-lysine and she told me two places to try to purchase it. VetRxDirect is a lot cheaper. And they ship fast. But seriously, if your cat has herpes this will help so much. I felt so helpless not being able to help Magic and when it was in full swing he would be real down. If your an animal lover like me you would do anything to help your little family member so please try this! Magic still sort of snores at night sometimes but my vet told me he always would because the herpes did something to the membranes in his nose. Magic does so much better now that I have him on the gel. The dosage level is on the label. Really, Magic's quality of life is so much better. I know I'm writing a lot but I want people who are watching their cat suffer to give this a try. You will see some results. (I don't know if dogs get itI) If you have to use the gel just get syringes from your vet Change syringes when the gel starts to get stuck and oozes out Make sure to wash the syringe well so it doesn't get clogged I would try the powder first since cats of course don't like taking meds. Sorry I don't remember how long it took to see results but it seems like it was fairly fast. Like I said it doesn't make it go all away but I'm so grateful I finally found something to help. Good luck. You won't be sorry.

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5.0

My Cat loves the taste of this gel.

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I adopted a sick stray cat who had severe breathing problems and herpes. She had to be on antibiotics every month until a friend told me about this product. Egypt loves this and licks it right off of my finger and since she has been on this I no longer need the Vet meds which were fairly expensive. She will always have the damage to her nasal passages but at least she is more active and healthy than she used to be.

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5.0

Works quickly

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from Greenville, TX, USA

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My vet recommend this product for my kittens that had symptoms of a cold (sneezing and runny eyes). It worked quickly and was moderately easily to give. Would definitely use again

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5.0

Viralys is wonderful!

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This was "prescribed" for my cat by a Vet because as an kitten she had developed 2 serious eye infections after she had been abandoned. The infections were healed but because her eye health was compromised, the Vet told me to give this supplement to her daily. It helps her eyes so much. I highly recommend using Viralys powder. It's easy to add to canned food-it's my cat's treat because I feed her dry food.

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seems to work well

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My cat Angie suffers from IBS so I can't use any of those Lysine kitty treats, she got ill from all of them :( This gel was my last hope because I just can't pill this cat!

I give her 1/4 tsp of the gel in a syringe (get them at CVS) twice a day, squirt it into the side of her mouth, and it seems to keep her upper respiratory infections at bay. If I slack off, they come back.

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5.0

Excellent product

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My cat was having constant surface eye lesions/ulcers due to a herpes virus. Started giving this to her (upon my vet's recommendation) and it's been working. So far, no more squinting and no more corneal ulcers. Love it.

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4.0

cold virus problems

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Our Vet provided our initial supply of L-lysine to help Sophie, a new kitten, build her immune system and fight off a cold virus. Additional medication from vetrxdirect was the same brand and much more cost effective. She still is fighting the cold with nasal congestion but we are making progress.

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