(Closed) Sick Kitty… Bees With Cats Help Please!!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can give your cat some baby benadryl for allergies. And my cat is allergic to certain litters….

Post # 4
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Sending my positive energies your way!! As long as she’s eating/drinking/using the litter box normally, she should be okay to wait to see the vet until they’re open. Other than wiping away any crusties with a warm wet washcloth, I don’t know what else you can do to make her comfortable…I hope she starts feeling better soon!

Post # 5
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


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WillyNilly said, it sounds like she’s allergic to something in your house?  Could be food (is it new?) or litter (clay based litters tend to throw off a lot of dust, you could try a grain based litter or recycled paper litter).  If she’s still eating and drinking and not hiding she’s holding her own. Does she seem in pain?  If so, I’d take her to an emergency vet if there’s one in your area.  

For a few months last fall and winter I noticed that one of our cats was getting intermittantly red and swollen eyes, only one at a time and the side would vary left to right.  So odd. I took her into the vet and of course by the time we got there the symptoms were gone.  The vet probably thought I was crazy.  Anyways, it went on and on, and I think that I finally figured out it was the flea prevention medicine we give them on their necks!  She hasn’t had ONE episode since I stopped giving it to them.

Hang in there, it’s stressful to be a Pet Mama to a sick furbaby.  

Post # 6
2899 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My cats both have the feline herpes virus and get red. weepy eyes from time to time. If your kitty does have feline herpes, there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it besides trying to reduce their stress and supplementing their diet with l-lysine when they have outbreaks. (Our vet says we shouldn’t give them lysine all the time because it can prevent them from absorbing some other amino acid, but we supplement when they have an outbreak, if we’re planning on going on vacation or if we know something stressful for the cats – like a vet appointment – is about to happen..) 

Fiance and I usually keep a supply of lysine cat treats around – you can order them from Amazon – but in a pinch, we’ll mix 500 mg of lysine (crushed from a human-sized lysine pill) into wet food for them. The vet should be able to tell you whether this would be a good form of treatment for your kitty’s problem!

Post # 7
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureMrsPatterson:  could be a virus (herpes, chlamydia) – the vet will give her some antibiotics.

Post # 12
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Poor thing!  I think mine have dust allergies because they get a little itchy and puffy eyed sometimes.  It sounds like she is feeling okay so she should be fine until tomorrow.

I don’t think she could have gotten it after being tested unless your other cat is infected.

Post # 15
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureMrsPatterson:  Hello.  Hoping I can help!  I don’t currently have a cat but have grown up with cats and have had many cats over years. 


I used to have a cat called Maisie who had something very similiar to what you describe.  Despte being a vry healthy and active cat, Maisie always had watery eyes.  She’d reguarly have goop in them, ranging from clear goop to darker in colour goop.  We took her to the vet and the vet said it was nothing to be worried about and that some cats just have this?  He said just to take the time to clean the cats eyes with a damp piece of cotton wool in the morning and evenings.  As I recall, we started doing this and it ended up being fine.  You put the water under cold water and then squeeze it a bit and then just wip towards on the cats eyes until clean.  The cold water is also cleansings.  Maisie was fine after this and the swollen parts of her eyes went down.


Obviously I’m not a vet, so don’t take my word for it, but it does sound similiar to what Maisie had and maybe you can benefit from my experience 🙂

Good luck to you and your cat 😀

Post # 16
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Please don’t give your cat any meds until they have seen a vet! It could harm them or it could mask the symptoms and complicate diagnosis. My friend is a vet tech and she told me to tell you. 

Just make sure kitty is drinking and eating and eliminating waste and see a vet soon.


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