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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-25-2015, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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watery squinty eye & sneezing

When I adopted my 3mo kitten a few weeks ago, the shelter told me he had cat flu before so one of his eyes was still watery. So it's been three weeks, I just took him to the vet (same organization I adopted him from) for his second shot, I asked the vet if I should be concerned that his eye was still watery and squinty. He said Not to worry. But of course I am still worried lol.

My kitty has been increasingly squinty on the watery eye. The discharge is light brownish / clear with some goop. He has also been sneezing every now and then. I have turned up the temperature at home to a point where I am sometimes drenched in sweat. His booster shot appointment is a month from now and we should be done for the year.

I vacuum and mop the floor every night before bedtime so I don't think dust is a factor.

He is quite vigilant when attacking his toys so I don't doubt that he might have poked his eyes when he's in psycho mode. He is particularly fond of wand toys even when I am not waving them.

Is there something I need to watch out for at home to help the situation? Any food or supplements to help boost his immune system? Thanks!
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I'd get a second opinion from another vet.


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You can try L-Lysine. It won't hurt him and may help him, both as an immune system booster, especially if he's positive for feline herpes (which is very common).

L-lysine is an amino acid. You can buy it in powder or tablet form in human health food stores or on web retailers like amazon or ebay. You can also buy formulations specific to cats with brand names like Viralys, Enisyl-F, Tomlyn, etc. They can come in treats or a "palatable" paste. What I've found is that putting the dry powder in some wet food works fine.

You have to make sure it's the "L" isomer of lysine, which is the most common.

I personally buy this NOW foods lysine powder...




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