I\'ve been diagnosed with conjunctivitis and am getting Terramycin ointment in my eyes. It seems to be helping.
My vet thinks I have the herpes virus and that may be causing the conjunctivitis. Up until now, I\'ve shown no symptoms of having herpes and mommy was wondering how and where I got it. She didn\'t know that 90% of cats have or carry the herpes virus. It lies latent and suppressed in healthy cats until the immune system is weakened under stress. Mine has been weakened from the stress of cancer, chemo and surgery. Mommy also didn\'t know that the herpes virus can cause corneal ulcers, a very serious problem that can cause blindness if not treated!
My vet wants me to take Lysine. I\'ve been told that lysine takes a while to start working but *l-lysine slowly starves out the herpesvirus. It does a bait and switch for a critical enzyme herpesvirus needs in order to replicate - eventually the virus is unable to replicate.*
The vet gave mommy lysine paste to put in my food but I won\'t eat the food with that in it (mommy is going to have to put it on my tongue!) She ordered Viralys and we\'re waiting for it to arrive. I\'ve also been told about lysine treats but mommy will wait to see if the Viralys works.
Question about dosage: My vet recommends 500 mg. to start and then a maintenance dosage of 250 mg. A very knowledgeable person whose cat also has cancer, herpes virus and severe eye problems recommends 500 mg. a day forever.
Does anyone have any knowledge about lysine dosages for cats with cancer or any suggestions they can give me?