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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Update: Cat eyes always having discharge- unresolved after trip to vets

So, I've taken my cat to three separate vets and they've given my cats shots and medication for conjunctivitis. But, nothing has worked! My cat constantly has brown discharge around her eyes and her eyes look red and inflamed. I don't know what to do anymore! I also notice that whenever I wipe her eyes they seem to get worse (more discharge comes out the next day)? I am at my wits end. I feel bad to take her to the vet again because she's always being given medication of all kinds and they never seem to work at the end. What can I do?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 07:53 AM
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Take her to an eye specialist.

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There are numerous reasons for eye discharge.....here's a link. It may take a while to nail down exactly what is the source of the problem.

https://pets.webmd.com/cats/eye-discharge-in-cats#1 Check the other two pages.

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I second the eye specialist. It saved my daughter's cat's eye.
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hope you figure out what's causing the discharge. I know that weblink says to just use water and a cottonball to wipe discharge away in the meantime, but my own little girl flinched with the water. she was very calm and actually loved getting her eyes cleaned when I switched to pure saline.

hope it's just an allergy and you can narrow down what it is and get rid of it.

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 03:06 PM
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cat sneezing, watering eyes, nothing is helping

Hello everyone. Sorry if this is in the wrong section.
My cat Chloe has not been doing too good for 3-4 months now and my vet has not been able to help her.
Here is a quick breakdown.
She is 7 years old and has been pretty healthy until now.
December 2016 she had a cold. Mostly stuff coming out her nose and some antibiotics cleared it up.
November 2017 her left eye started watering. A week later she started sneezing. The vet gave us antibiotics and they did not help at all.
December 2017 her sneezing and watering eye persists. She now has stuff coming out of her left nostril, the same side the eye is watering. The vet gave us a different type of antibiotics and again it did not help.
January 2018 she is not improving at all. The vet gives her a steroid shot for allergies, eye drops and antihistamine.
Now we are in February and my cat is still suffering from the watery eye and stuff coming out from her left nostril. She still sneezes but not as often.
Through all this she has continued eating and drinking.
Lately the amount she eats is random, Sometimes she eats all her food and sometimes she only eats half or so. She is sleeping more and spending alot more time by herself.

Can anyone please offer any advice or suggestions. We have not done any testing because the vet never recommended it until the last visit when they said they could do some test that can possibly rule out allergies.

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 04:34 PM
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Cant seem to edit my post. I forgot to mention I do have another cat and he never gets whatever she has and suffers none of her symptoms.
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Oh goodness, I'm sorry to hear that she's uncomfortable.

You didn't change food, litter, detergent, or cleaning products, or anything similar, in November that she might be allergic to? I'm assuming the vet prescribed antibiotics thinking it was a herpes flare-up. Do you know which antibiotics? Was it the same one each time?

Are there any veterinary specialists, maybe an eye doctor, in your area that you could consult?
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I just read another thread where a member is dealing with a similar situation, watery eyes with discharge, for a few months, and antibiotics haven't helped.

How long has your little cutie had this issue? I would definitely look for a veterinary opthalmologist, as others have recommended, especially since three different vets have not been able to resolve it. If there isn't a specialized practice, you could check if there are university veterinary schools near you.

I hope you're able to figure this out!

maggie, you are lucky to have a kitty who will let you clean her eyes! Celia almost always has a little gunk that she will not let me clean. Sigh.
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 10:13 AM
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I have not changed food or litter. I will have to check which antibiotic, I know the second one started with a Z.
I have not gone to a specialist because well these vets to me just want to take your money and they can never give you a direct answer. I spent 200 on these medications for nothing. I have talked to all the doctors in my vet office and they insist she has allergies.
If my cat had herpes would my other cat not get this too?
Last year I spent 700 so they can tell me my cat was constipated. They are thieves! My last vet banned me from the vet because I asked them for a reciept. When they gave me the reciept it only showed 20 dollar credit card charge but not the 100 i gave them in cash and they did not like when I questioned them about it. The vet before that gave my other cat a shot and he could not walk for a month. When I question them they ban me from vet too. I am running out of vets, they are all corrupt. Thats why I come here for help.

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