Rated 2 out of 5 by Frappe Anything but chewable!
After reading such rave reviews about the benefits of lysine, I decided to give these chews a try. Five of my seven cats were struggling with an upper respiratory infection, so I thought it was a good time to implement this essential nutrient into their diet. I was very disappointed when I opened the package and handled one of the so-called-chewables. There is no way I was going to give these to the cats since they are not soft and certainly not chewable. They are like stale gummies. Rather than waste the product, I used my thumb nail to scrape off small particles that I then mixed in with their food. Only two of the cats would eat their food. Our vet gave us lysine gel in a pump, so I tried it. One cat loves the gel and will lick it off my finger, and a few others will eat it if it's mixed in with a smelly food like tuna. If I can't give the bag of chews away, they will be thrown out, but I am going to keep trying to incorporate the lysine gel into my cats' diet.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angie1989 Great Product!
This product has been a life saver for my blind cat, Frank. He loves the treats, and they have definitely improved the health of his eyes. No more eye discharge, and he's only been on these treats for a short time.
Great product, and super quick delivery from Chewy.com!
July 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Quin Firm more than Semi-Moist
These treats are pretty solid. If you're expecting something squishy or that crumbles when squeezed... these treats are not it. They are also quite large so you may need to break them up for smaller kitties.
I bought these for a stray that's had goopy eyes for several months now. It had gotten quite bad and I can't afford to take another cat to the vet that isn't mine... but I heard that lysine might help (and being an amino acid, I assumed was relatively safe to give a cat without taking him to the vet first (especially since cats are obligate carnivores and have a high need for amino acids)).
They were well received by him, but I assume he's really not picky (he gobbles up any food we put outside for the strays... enough that I've had to start limiting how much I put out to assure that he doesn't eat a whole cup of cat food in one go). His nose and eyes have cleared up a bit (no more sneezing or goopy nose) but he's still got some funk going on in his eyes... so I'm going to try another brand to see if I can get his eyes to clear up fully (though at least it's improved).
I have been giving him 2 once a day (for about a month), which is probably not ideal but I don't always see him more than once a day to spread out the doses... so I'm not sure if that's effected the efficiency of the lysine.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndreaT Works well
I have 3 cats with herpes and these are a must-have for me. My cats prefer the taste of these over the other brand, and I like that they're double the strength of the other. I feed 250mg/cat 2X/day of pure lysine powder in their wet food for maintenance, but these treats are great for when they have an outbreak and need extra lysine.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SSboys 2 treats per day
I tried another L-Lysine product, but I needed to feed up to 12 treats per day to get the recommended 500mg.
These treats are large, but easy to cut into thirds or smaller so that it can be gobbled up with wet food, or combined with a few crunchy treats.
My cats do not like them alone as treats, not sure if it is the taste or texture, but I can get the right dose by adding it to food or treats.
So far, my cats eyes look better (after 1/2 bag, 2 per day) and I will continue to use as long as he is improving.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammyCheri This product is amazing & my cats love it too.
We've bought other products similar to these & our cats didn't really care too much for them. It felt like a chore just to get them to take the chews. Now all we have to do is shake the bag & the cats come right over to us. They sit & will stand up to eat these new chews. They love them & so do we. We will definitely be coming back for most of our pet needs. I also have to say that I received a postcard thanking me for my business & asking if their product was working out well for us.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by glenn Beats using the powder
Our male Maine Coon requires two doses of Lysine daily. Powder works but he'll only take it with wet food. Also a bit messy using the supplied spoon and the dose probably isn't always consistent.
Took to the Lysine treats immediately. Twice a day, no mess and assured of a 250 mg dose every time.
Recommend this product as long as your cat likes the flavor. Individual treats are slightly on the larger size but not large enough that he wouldn't gobble it down.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by George This product is very easy for the cats to take
Very pleased with this site and people are very friendly and helpful. Our cats love the flavor of this product
May 17, 2016