Lysine for cats

Lysine for cats
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What is cat flu?

Cat flu is an upper respiratory tract infection that causes cold-like symptoms in cats. It is usually caused by the feline herpes virus or feline calicivirus, both of which are highly contagious.

What is lysine?

Lysine has been considered a natural remedy for some of the symptoms of cat flu, helping to reduce the symptoms and trying to prevent the symptoms from recurring. 

How does lysine work?

Some older studies seemed to prove that giving lysine every day by mouth reduced the amount of virus that cats with herpes virus shed.

What are the side effects of lysine in cats?

Side effects don’t seem to be common, especially if lysine is given with some food.

What is the dose of lysine in cats?



Sarah-Jane Molier wanted to be a veterinarian from around the age of ten. After much hard work, and her first degree in animal science, she realized this dream and graduated in 2009. She has been working in small animal clinics ever since.

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