Viralys Gel for Cats
Viralys Gel is a lysine supplement gel for cats that is highly recommended as an aid in the treatment of Feline Herpes Virus.
Feline herpes virus is an upper respiratory virus of cats. It is also known as rhinotracheitis virus. It is very common among cats, especially in environments where there are multiple cats or new cats are constantly interacting.
The virus is spread through the air and replicates in the upper respiratory tract (nasal area, tonsils).
The conjunctiva of the eye is also affected during the primary infection. Clinical signs of infection include sneezing and ocular and nasal discharge. In most cases the primary infection resolves with no residual ocular lesions. However, depending on the age when the cat is affected, the serotype of the virus (infectivity or strength of infection), and other factors, there may be various ocular signs.
In very young cats, adhesions of the eyelids to each other or to the cornea may occur.
Adult cats may experience recurrent conjunctivitis or corneal ulcers.
The virus remains latent in the nerves that serve the eyes. When a cat is stressed or exposed to new serotypes (different strains) of herpes virus, the ocular disease can recur.
Each tube of Viralys contains 5 oz of gel
Recommended dosage for cats that are over 6 months old is ¼ teaspoon twice a day.
For cats that are 6 months of age and younger, administer 1/8 teaspoon two times per day.
Purified water, L-Lysine HCl, sodium carboxymethlcellulose, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, artificial sweetener, maple flavor, citric acid and riboflavin 5' - phosphate sodium.