Cat Eye Discharge
by Elise Allen
Cat eye discharge needs to be taken seriously, since it can be a sign of cat eye problems. If you see information that shows your pet might have an infection, you want to take her to the vet right away. The vet will supply you with information about the cause of the discharge, and what you can do about it.
Cat Eye Discharge and Disease
Sometimes a cat eye disease will be the cause of cat eye discharge. Since there are a wide supply of disorders that can cause discharge, it's wise to go to the vet for added information. Sometimes the vet might recommend a cat ophthalmologist for your pet, if the cat needs a specialist.
Whenever an eye infection is present in a pet, there is fear of blindness. You want to spare your cat from this eventuality, so it's important to act quickly when you see information that makes you think an infection is around. Keep careful watch of your cat, so you can supply your vet with an accurate record of the cat's symptoms.
Many eye problems can be treated with a simple pet supply, such as eye drops. In other cases, your vet might find information that leads him or her to consider more drastic measures. Certain eye problems, such as cataracts or, more frighteningly, cancer, may require your pet to undergo surgery.
just got the reply. thanks. I did take my cat to 2 different vets. Only one of them gave me an antibiodic. unfortunatley, that didn't work. the vet also told me that some cats just have more discharge. what should I do next? it would be pretty expensive to continue to get second, third and fourth opinions. any suggestions are welcome.
My veterinary ophthalmologist once told me that the vast majority of cat eye problems are due to herpes virus (the "rhinotracheitis" component of the upper respiratory vaccine). Here's an article on how to deal with it: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... unctivitis