My vet just prescribed L-Lysine for my two kittens who have a URI. They are almost 9 weeks old. She weighs 1.3 and he weighs 2lbs. She told me to give 1ml 2x a day. I got home and attempted to give it to them but I can barely suck up the L-Lysine into the syringe. I tried squeezing some into a bowl and then drawing it in that way and ended up with barely any in the syringe. I ended up taking out the plunger and kind of poured it into the syringe part and then pushed the excess out until I had 1ml. I tried to give it to her and she somehow pretty much pushed almost all of it back out her mouth. I haven't attempted him yet because he is sleeping under the bed. They are currently also on Cephalexin and Terramycin ointment (along with Albon and Fortiflora for Coccidia and now Metronidazole for Diahrrea). I really haven't had any problems giving the other meds by mouth. Is this a normal reaction to L-Lysine? It actually smells good so I thought it would be tolerated better. I should add that after trying to give it to her I peeled off the prescription label to read the tube and it says the suggested dose for cats over 6 months is 1.25ml (1/4tsp) given orally 2x a day and under 6 months is 0.65ml (1/8tsp) given orally 2x a day. 1ml seems like to much based on the those directions. Can it possibly be mixed with food? Any help is appreciated.
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6/6/08 at 6:08pm