Viralys for Cats

One of the many ways of helping to address the feline herpes virus, also known as FHV, is Viralys. Viralys is a nutritional supplement and not a medicine, but it works to help lessen the symptoms of the herpes virus in your pet. Because the feline herpes virus has no known cure at this point, you cannot treat the disease completely. However, with the help of supplements and products like Viralys, you can reduce your pet's symptoms that are associated with the condition. Read on for a brief overview of how Viralys works and when to use it for your pet.

Viralys Overview

Two of the most common reactions that a pet will have to the feline herpes virus are secondary infections and shedding related to the condition. In both of these cases, a nutritional supplement called L-lysine can help to reduce the signs of infection. Viralys contains the active ingredient L-lysine and is therefore beneficial at reducing the frequency of secondary infections. It can also help to reduce the amount that your pet sheds due to his feline herpes virus as well. L-lysine is an amino acid that helps to attack viruses and reduce their ability to replicate. While it does this, it can also help to boost your pet's immune system, thereby helping to prevent secondary infections as well. Viralys is recommended by many different vets because it is quite easy to use.

Using Viralys for Your Cat

Viralys comes as an oral gel. It is flavored to be palatable to cats and younger kittens alike, making it easy to administer and use. In order to administer the supplement to your pet, you'll likely first need to present a small quantity for him to smell. This will stimulate his interest in eating the gel. In most cases, you'll want to give your pet about one quarter of a teaspoon of the gel at one time. Repeat the dosing two times per day. The exact amount that you should give to your pet will depend upon your cat's weight and his other symptoms. Although this supplement does not require a prescription, you should nonetheless consult with your vet for information on how to dose the supplement for your cat.

Risks and Side Effects of Viralys

Viralys is unique among many different types of treatment for the symptoms of feline herpes virus because it contains no general side effects. This makes it a safe and effective treatment for older cats and young kittens alike. It is possible, however, that your pet may have an allergic reaction to one or more of the different ingredients in the gel. In these cases, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of consciousness

In any of these cases, you'll see the effects of the reaction shortly after administering the gel for the first time. If you notice these or any other suspicious symptoms, take your pet in for emergency treatment quickly.