July 21st, 2008, 03:20 AM
Got an email from Anita at catnap cottages and she says Bunduk is breathing hard/coughing a bit and it seems like hes getting a bout of upper resp. problems (he will always suffer from this).
She asked if she could give him viralyse twice a day to boost his immune system a bit and said that kitties with a history of URI are often brought to catnap with this.
I already Ok-ed this but just want to know if anyone has ever heard of it, had any experience with it? Any sideeffects etc? She says its not a drug so im assuming it some natural concoction or something?
July 22nd, 2008, 12:55 AM
Onster the Viralys is made by Vet Solutions & is a L Lysine product to help relieve the symptoms of URI, shouldn't have any problems with it especially since they have used it on other cats.
What is Lysine? (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lysine-000312.htm)
I have not used this product but have used others from Vet Solutions :thumbs up
July 26th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Thanks for that growler!! :thankyou:
seems like it did the trick :thumbs up
Good news. Bunduk has been feeling great the past couple of days. He got a little worse after we last spoke, then suddenly did a complete turn around. The Viralyse is often very effective and we gave him extra, extra loving since purring is proven to help healing. So, between the 2, he is in the clear. YIPPY!!!!!
July 26th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Yay!!! for Bunduk! I am glad he is feeling much better now. :cloud9:
July 26th, 2008, 01:34 PM
WOOO HOOO for Bunduk :highfive: .....glad my little godson is feeling better again. :thumbs up And, a big thank you to Anita/Catnap Cottages for taking such good care of him and Onnie. :grouphug:
July 26th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Thanks guys :grouphug::goodvibes:
yeah rainbow, Anita is the best :D
I just recieved this email from her (after I thanked her for taking such good care of my babies)
No problem. We are here so you can relax while you are away. We love them so very much already and they have brought us many, many smiles... so, thank you!!
All is still well with the both of them. Have a good time,
atta boys, stealing the ladies hearts already :evil::laughing::D
July 26th, 2008, 09:25 PM
That's great news, onster! :highfive:
Does Bunduk get upper respiratory problems a lot? Viralyse may be exactly what you were looking for to keep him healthy! :thumbs up What a great unexpected benefit to boarding them!
July 27th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Your Welcome Onster :D Glad to help.
Happy to hear Bunduk is feeling much better & both the boys are doing great on their vacation :highfive:
April 23rd, 2009, 02:51 AM
Does anyone know of any stores where I can buy Viralyse? (other than on the internet) Does Petsmart sell it? Or vets? My cat has an URI and it would be nice to do something for him. He has had the condition since I got him as a kitten. Once a year or so he gets a cold and sneezes consantly. It always clears up but I feel bad for him. I would like to be able to go out and get some of this Viralyse in the next day if it is sold anywhere. Please let me know. Thanks.
April 23rd, 2009, 02:56 AM
roadie28 Viralys is made by Vet Solutions so it can be ordered by your veterinarian if they don't already stock it.
April 23rd, 2009, 07:09 AM
Viralys is basically flavoured L-lysine, so you could just go to a health food store and pick up a bottle of plain L-lysine powder (it would be cheaper, too). A good maintenance dose is about 250mg per day, up to 1000mg per day if there are URI symptoms. It's easily mixed with wet food or a tasty treat like meat baby food (no onions).
April 23rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
Thanks growler and sugarcatmom. I called my vet and they do have some Viralys in stock available without a prescription. That is a relief since my cat is super high-strung and getting him to the vet is a nightmare. So I am going to pick up some from the vet this afternoon. It's not cheap, $32.00 + taxes, but I will try this first then think about getting the plain L-lysine powder later on if I need it.
It was the same with Lactulose syrup that I need for my other cat. The vet sells a tiny bottle for over $30 but I found out I could get a huge bottle at Costco for $9, same exact stuff, so that was awesome.
Thanks for your help and hopefully my kitty starts to feel better. :)
April 24th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Im glad our resident kitty experts were able to help you :goodvibes:. I hope that the viralayz/ L-Lysine will help with your kitty.
One thing you may want to try when he gets sick, in addition to the L-Lysine, is some plain chicken soup/ broth. My vet suggested this..just something warm to help them feel better I suppose and get liquids in. Make sure theres no onions though.