(Closed) Cat has a cloudy eye….any advice?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Could be an eye infection. Take her in to be sure and to make sure it doesn’t spread to your other cats. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Cats often have allergies. You’re actually from about the same area in the US as me, and right now, allergies can plague cats! I have a 6 month old Siamese who also had this. I monitored him for three days, and by the third day, it had cleared up. As long as you’re monitoring him and he doesn’t have a lot of excess discharge (some discharge is normal for allergy eyes), a trip to the vet right away might not be necessary. But of course it’s up to you and if you’d feel better taking him in, you should!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s most likely to be an infection, which means it needs to be treated or he could go blind, so take him to the vet ASAP.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Kjeff760:  He only had it in 1 eye, and he was a little bit less playful than he normally was, but I think it was because he was A)feeling sniffly and B) kept squinting his eyeball and couldn’t see that well. The only reason I knew it was allergies is because my best friend is a vet, so I texted her a picture and description of his issue, and viola! He was better a few days later!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Kjeff760:  What part looks cloudy?  Do you have a picture?  My cat used to get a little squinty every once and a while which was most likely a herpes flare up.  Ever since I put him on lysine for his herpes the eye has been fine.  If your cat is squinting the eye you should probably have it checked to make sure there isn’t an ulcer or anything else that requires treatment.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Glad to hear that you went to the vet.  My dog has recurring eye problems and I was told that if I hadn’t gone in to the vet right away (noticed some squinting and cloudiness) she would have lost her vision.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My rule of thumb is that when it comes to eye’s I do NOT mess around. I would take my fur babies to the vet. 

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