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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took my one year old cat to the Vet two weeks ago because he was sneezing and his eye looked infected and his third eye was swollen and slightly protruding....th vet gave me oral antibiotics, eye drops and Lysine. He's feeling better but us eye doesn't look any better... The Vet said he has conjuctivitis. Anyone have advice ? Thanks for any help My boy Isn't getting better...-imageuploadedbypg-free1357531030.999152.jpg


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Old 01-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Poor guy... I don't have any advice, but I hope the eye starts looking better soon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks a bunch.... I've been doing research for days and done everything I can think of. But nothing seems to be helping...My husband was laid off from work and I'm a full-time student so I have to wait a few weeks until I can take him back to the Vet.


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Old 01-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We have used terramycin eye cream in the past for conjunctivitis. Most rescue outfits use it, I think. We used to buy it in bulk on ebay.

Call and ask the vet if he will prescribe it or something else because what he gave you did not help. Do not be afraid to tell them you are having financial problems - you already paid for a visit.
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We have used terramycin eye cream in the past for conjunctivitis. Most rescue outfits use it, I think. We used to buy it in bulk on ebay.

Call and ask the vet if he will prescribe it or something else because what he gave you did not help. Do not be afraid to tell them you are having financial problems - you already paid for a visit.
Totally agree with Tomcats!! It's worth explaining the financial situation and asking the vet for an additional med since the first one was inadequate. I really, really hope this all works out well for everyone.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would give it a couple days. You have to allow time for the swelling to go down. Is he bothering the eye? That could make it worse. Maybe a cone would help?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This cat needs to be taken to a vet specialist for eyes. I know money is tight for you. Ask the specialist about an Angel Fund or fund they may have to help people like you that cant afford treatment. Dont be shy about explaining your financial situation. That is why the funds are there.

Most vet practices have Care Credit also if the specialist is willing to discount the treatment.


I'm sure your kitty is in a lot of pain. Ask about pain medication while you are there.
Just being a layman and not an expert but looking at the eye makes me think they may have to remove the eye. Cats with one eye do amazingly well. Ive dealt with two cat which had eyes which looked like that. ( both their eyes) They were removed and the blind kitties are just like any normal cat. Didn't slow them down a bit!

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hope he gets better
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If it doesn't improve ask for the kittie to be tested for Chlamydia.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hello all...thanks so much for all the replies it's so appreciated! I'm in College right now working on my associates degree in Vet Medicine and read some info re: feline eye infections. After reading, I started to think when I was administering the drops in "Brudders" eye that I wasn't getting the drops on his actual eye because of it being so swollen...His eye was completely covered by his protruding third eye. Sooooo, I took a deep breath, put on my gloves and very gently pushed the protrusion back and bingo....there was all the infection! I cleaned out his eye with some sterile eye wash and tried to remove as much of the nasty infection I could, put the eye drops on his eye and the next morning.....we could actually see part of his eye again!! To make a long story short, his eye is getting better!


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