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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Drippy eye

Hey all. I used to lurk around this forum when i got my first cat a few years ago. I'm now in my own apartment with my kitty at home.
Where i live, theres a huge road in the front yard and apparently lots of cyotes around... so my kitty couldnt come with me (shes an indoor outdoor and LOVES her outdoor time)

So.. i decided to foster two cats for a little while, and i got the first one 3 days ago.
Hes the sweetest cutest cat ever, but he has a few problems.
He's a neurotic licker, and needs to grab hold of your arm when you stop petting him. We're slowly getting weaned off the licking and grabbing.

But when i first got him, his eyes were a bit watery, and black gook was building up under his eyes.
His eyes are constantly dialated and white goo comes out every once in a while. He sneezes too.
Now, his eyes are still watery, and the hair right around his eyes is gone.

I know i need to bring him to the vet, but apparently he was just there and had a clean bill of health.
Hes 7 years old.

I was hoping someone might have some idea of what this could be, before i bring him to the vet.
Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 02:25 AM
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Re: Drippy eye

Well, it could just be that he has the herpes virus, which is quite common or he could have allergies but I would bring him back to the vet to make sure there isn't some infection going on.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 08:40 AM
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Re: Drippy eye

If it is the feline herpes virus you can give them lysine in their food. I take (1) 500 mg tablet and crush it and mix it with their canned food morning and evening. The lysine keeps the herpes virus from replicating.
As always, though, when there is a problem a vets advise is the best way to go.

Sue



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