Cat Mamas; kitty pink eye?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@gpsp2B:  Vet here! If she’s not back to normal in the morning I’d definitely have a doc take a look – corneal scratches can get bad quickly, so you should get a doc to rule that out as she’ll need to get started on eye antibiotics ASAP if that’s the case. If it’s conjunctivitis, either topical antibiotics (if it’s due to an infection) or steroid ointment (if it’s just irritation) can make her feel a lot better. Good luck! Hope she wakes up in the morning good as new!  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My kitties have allergies, and every once in a while one or both of their eyes get pink–if it’s gone tomorrow, I wouldn’t worry about it. Also, make sure their water bowls are super clean–my cats seem to be allergic to the slight mold that happens when I let the water bowls go a few days without a cleaning. (Not, like, mold-mold, just a little sliminess.)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@gpsp2B: It shouldn’t be very expensive at all – they should stain her eye for ulcers/scratches (usually less than $20), and as long as they don’t see anything requiring any special tests, it should just be that, the regular exam fee, and maybe $20 for some eye ointment. Good luck with your kitty and your induction! I’m 23 weeks and so excited for the day when we’ll get meet our little boy – though it hopefully won’t be for another 16 weeks at least! 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@gpsp2B:  I remember you mentioning your liver trouble on the bump thread – all the best for a short hospital stay and healthy mama and baby!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You say male cat, so does that mean you have other pets?  He may have gotten bumped in the eye while playing.  If it starts looking worse, discharge, or he is squinting you should have him checked out.

He could also be having a herpes flareup, they don’t always have to be squinty or have discahrge with herpes.  My boy cat sometimes gets eye discharge or will squint one eye, but not often.  The discharge goes away when I remember to give him lysine everyday (helps prevent herpes flare ups) but I get lazy and don’t always grind up the tablets to put in their food.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

This isn’t totally related, but my friend is an ER doctor and says the one thing never to “just wait and see” on is eye problems.  They go from nearly nothing to super f*cked up really quickly, apparently.  I’d guess it’s kinda the same for kitties?  I’d probably take her in just in case.  Good luck with the kitty and the BABY!!

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