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Nursing mom and Lysine?

post #1 of 9
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One of my cats is coughing away and so I ahve been giving them lysine so she will get better and so the others don't get it but I need to know if it is ok to give my nursing mom lysine too? The kittens are large 3 out of 4 are over a pound but they look young like three weeks blue eyes and rounded ears. They are using the litter box now. i just wondered if you can give a nursing mom lysine...
post #2 of 9
I don't know how to help you here - I haven't had the problem before.

The best thing to do would be to call your vet and ask!
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have called some vets around here and none of them use lysine. I guess it is because they won't make any money they just want to write prescriptions for antibiotics that aren't needed!
post #4 of 9
I see no reason why L-Lysine would be bad to give to the mother. We did it at the shelter and I always have some hanging around. L-Lysine is great!
post #5 of 9
If the kittens are still nursing, I would be quite hesitant to give the Momma cat anything at all. My vote would be to not give her L-Lysine as long as she is nursing.
post #6 of 9
Lysine isn't going to harm the kittens though. You can even give the kittens some. I would phone the vet if you want a definate answer
post #7 of 9
It very well may not harm the kittens, but I am a student of The Better Safe Than Sorry philosophy when it comes to things like these. I agree that a vet, if he/she has any experience with 1) a nursing queen and 2) homeopathic remedies such as L-Lysine and 3) the long-term effects on such remedies in kittens would be the best source of information about it, but does such a vet even exist? In this day and age of breeding being a negative thing, most vets don't have much, if any experience with pregnant queens, much less newborn kittens.

Everything I have read about L-Lysine warns against using it while pregnant or nursing ... I tend to think that warnings are there for a good reason, but that's just me - as I said, I am a Better Safe Than Sorry kind of person.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by junglebutterfly View Post
One of my cats is coughing away and so I ahve been giving them lysine so she will get better and so the others don't get it but I need to know if it is ok to give my nursing mom lysine too? The kittens are large 3 out of 4 are over a pound but they look young like three weeks blue eyes and rounded ears. They are using the litter box now. i just wondered if you can give a nursing mom lysine...
Honestly before taking the advice of us I would call the vet. He/She would have the correct answer and you wont have to second guess us.

I feel it is like or babies if we ? the meds we give them he call the pediatrician right.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
The problem is the vets though, and I do agree that vets these days know nothing of kitten caree!!! I had a tiny kitten without its eyes open yet and the vet put advantage on her and gave her antibiotics and all this and she died I believe it was caused by the antibiotics and if I had known then what I know now I never would have given them to her. Anyway I called vets and no one uses homeopathic means as treatment. None of them even know what I was talking about. They are all "oh ma'm I am not familiar with L-lysine". They all want to give me antibiotics and come in for a vet visit with a huge bill and all this and I am just not going to at this stage. My cats are coughing or sneezing they will not go to the vet until and unless their symptoms worsen such as gunk in the eyes or crust on the noses. I ahve given kittens this young L-lysine before but they didnt have a mother. These kittens have a mother. I have only heard her cough once, the day that I origanally posted this thread.
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