Cat with a swollen eye

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kaitie09, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cat was out for about 3hrs this morning, and comes back with her eye closed. It is a little swollen, but she can open it more than halfway. There is some fluid coming it, but is is just clear. Every couple hours I have been taking a wet paper towel and wiping her eye, then I have been flushing it with water. Is there anything else I can do to help with the swelling, or to not let it get infected? I checked her out and there are no cuts and her eye is a normal color. I'm thinking sh either got something in it, or poked herself in the eye.
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eyes can be very tricky. If you want your best chance of saving it, take her to see a vet.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Saline solution that has boric acid might help. Are vet bills an issue for you?
     
  4. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem with vet bills, we are just tying to watch it first to see if it a real problem. The vet does not particularly like us because we refused to do the Feline leukemia test on all 9 of the cats the last time we were there. We told him that we would get it done, just not at the same time.

    Her eye is not super swollen, and it is easy to miss unless you look at her from above. There is no sign of infection, and she opens it when she is moving around. She went out at 5 am, and came back in the house at 7:30. My mom saw her at 7 when she walked the dogs and said her eye was fine then, so it has only occurred in the past 3 hours.

    I guess I would describe it as if a person would poke their eye, and it tears really bad, and you try to open it the whole way, but really cant.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have an issue with my vet as she charges waaayyy too much and I am not willing to pay $300 per barn cat. It just doesn't make any sense for us. Sadly barn cats are easily replaceable. That said I would go with the saline solution and treat it for a few days. I don't know if i would wipe the discharge off, it may irritate the cat even more. One of mine just had the very same problem and I gave him some of the stuff I had left over from one fo the horses. Worked like a charm and his eye is perfect again in only 2 days. He may have gotten into a fight and you may not be able to see the injury. Good luck!
     

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