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Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by Jem, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Jem

    Jem Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    I noticed a thread on here about someone asking about L-lysine in the cat food they were feeding. That prompted me to inquire to the company about the food that I feed my kitty, that also contains L-Lysine. I asked them for a ball park on how much L-Lysine was in a serving of food. And this is what they replied.

    Feline Calm formula: L-lysine 4.1 g/1000 kcal or 1.45 g/cup (1 cup = 96 g.)

    Sooo, if the general rule is to give kitty 500mg daily for Feline Herpes management, do I still need to supplement? How much would she be getting with just the food alone? Her recommended feeding amount (based on her weight) is a half cup a day.
     

  2. mizzely

    mizzely TCS Member Super Cat

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    Well if their math is correct on 1.45g per cup, (1450mg) then per half cup is 725mg.
     

  3. Jem

    Jem Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    OK thanks, that's what I thought but I really don't trust my math and conversion skills.
     

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