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Old 04-08-2005, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crusty eyes in new kitten?

[i]Alright, here's my dilemma: My new cat, Trini, had a litter of kittens nearly two weeks ago. Their eyes are opening, but one of the boys has developed conjunctivitus(pinkeye). I wash off the crust that forms as often as possible, but it keeps coming back. Does anyone know a solution to cure it? The woman I bought the mother from suggested neosporin, but is that safe? Anyway, let me know ASAP!
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is likely to pass onto the other kittens.
The most effective thing to do is take them to the vet, your vet will most likely give you some fucithalmic to put in their eyes. With such young kittens I would not do anything you are unsure about.
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't put neosporin into their eyes, that's not what it's for. I have a similar product and it says right on the tube "Do not use in the eyes". I concur with Zalensia....see your vet.

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Old 04-08-2005, 03:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Called the vet, going to bring them there tomorrow. I know about the warning, that's why I wanted to ask you guys. I've seen the woman put it in her own kittens eyes and it's seemed to work, but I'm not taking any chances!

Thanks for the welcome, and I'll keep you updated!
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You're doing the right thing. I guess some people just think they know better and don't follow the instructions.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yup as tim said you are doing the bes thing.
At least if they did get ill or worse you wont have it on your mind you should have gone to the vet, because you did

Please do keep us informed, and also we are addictted to cat pictures
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, if you REALLY like cat pictures, particularly kittens, you should visit http://www.cutelittlekittens.com/
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But his eyes are getting better!
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