A nutritional Supplement for Cats
FELISINE is a palatable paste for cats containing L-Lysine. FELISINE paste for cats offers a new option in managing complications caused by Feline Herpesvirus (FHV-1) infections.
Feline Herpesvirus infection is a common cat discease characterised by sneezing, inflammation of the nose and eyes, corneal ulcers and fever.
The amino acid lysine helps the immune system keep the virus at bay. Before causing a repeat outbreak of symptoms, the feline herpesvirus literally dissolves the cell in which it hibernates. To do this, it has to make an enzyme with the amino acid arginine. Lysine and arginine "look" the same to the virus, so if there is a great deal of available lysine in the cell, the virus will incorporate lysine instead of arginine into the enzyme and stay locked inside the cell.
Each gram of FELISINE contains L-Lysine 250mg in a palatable gel.
Recommended dose is:
|Adult cats||1 to 2 grams twice a day|
|Kittens||1 gram twice a day (one gram is equivalent to 1.5cm of gel)|
Cats prone to recurrences of FHV-1 infections or that have had more than two episodes of reactivation should be placed on long term FELISINE supplement.