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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Kitten- reddish brown gunk around eyes, pink tears

My kitten is 4 months old, but ever since I got her she has had eye problems. She tears up a lot and it gets pink around her eyes and when it dries it's reddish brown. She also gets a lot of gunk. (Link to pic: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aIkjwlrrqAso8mQj1 ) My vet says it's a fungal infection around the eyes and can only shower her. I don't think I'll be able to manage to shower hr since she's not the type that likes to be handled. She scratches and bites when she feels threatened (like three people had to hold her to get her bandage on for spay wound).

Are there any other options? I have tried diluted apple cider vinegar solution but it hasnt worked. I am currently trying salt & warm water solution but still no luck. Some mornings I wake up freaked out because it looks like she's bleeding from her eyes!!!!

( I don't really trust my current vet because I don't think she did a full examination- I an waiting to take my kitten to another vet after she has had her booster vaccine shot). Thanks for the help!!!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 08:24 AM
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Eye discharge can be caused by many things.....I suggest you go to a different vet, preferably one that specializes in cat or to a vet college clinic if there is one in your area.
Here's a link describing eye discharges and what they may mean:
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Apple cider vinegar won't do anything for your kitten and may injure her. You'd be better off with plain saline eye drops from the pharmacy than what you're currently using. A good vet will prescribe antibiotic drops if there is any evidence of infection. If it turns out to be chlamydia (which my male cat had when we got him) she'll need oral doxycycline as well as drops.
There is such a thing as a veterinary ophthalmologist, although they are quite rare and may be hard to find where you live. Try a different vet first, preferably one who specializes in cats.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Apple cider vinegar won't do anything for your kitten and may injure her. You'd be better off with plain saline eye drops from the pharmacy than what you're currently using. A good vet will prescribe antibiotic drops if there is any evidence of infection. If it turns out to be chlamydia (which my male cat had when we got him) she'll need oral doxycycline as well as drops.
There is such a thing as a veterinary ophthalmologist, although they are quite rare and may be hard to find where you live. Try a different vet first, preferably one who specializes in cats.
Thanks for the tip. I stopped using acv and just some saline solution. I've tried three different kinds of eye drops & ointments as recommended by my vet but it hasn't worked out. I just haven't had time to take my kitten to the new vet which is about an hour away from where I am, but some days her eyes look better and some days it looks worse. I'm definitely going either tomorrow or the day after. Will update if I found out anything!!
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Eye discharge can be caused by many things.....I suggest you go to a different vet, preferably one that specializes in cat or to a vet college clinic if there is one in your area.
Here's a link describing eye discharges and what they may mean:
Cat Eye Infection and other Cat Eye Problems | Ask The Cat Doctor
Thanks. I'm less worried that her eye discharge is not green/yellow, but still I have a feeling it is something chronic. But will get vet checked!
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