Feline herpes virus is an upper respiratory virus of cats. It is often referred to as rhinotracheitis virus. It is rather common among cats, especially in environments where there are more than one 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 throughout the primary infection. Clinical signs of infection include sneezing and ocular and nasal discharge. Normally the primary infection resolves with no residual ocular lesions. On the other hand, 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 more than a few ocular signs. In very young cats, adhesions of the eyelids to one another 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.
Viralys Gel is a lysine supplement gel for cats that is highly Really helpful as an aid in the remedy of Feline Herpes Virus.
Each tube of Viralys contains 5 oz of gel
Really helpful 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.