Natural remedy for barn kittens with goopy eyes??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by JSossong, May 8, 2017.

  1. JSossong

    JSossong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2014
    Western PA
    I just got 2 kittens from someone I didn't know and they came with horribly crusty, goopy eyes! I know they were born in a barn and were kind of wild..I just want to get rid of the problem before it gets worse! Any advice on a natural remedy??? I want it gone ASAP!

  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    You need to get something that works. I think you can get some non prescription eye ointments from online pet supply outlets. It also depends on what is causing the goopy eyes. It could be an eye infection but it could also be some sort of respiratory infection.
  3. You could contact a Vet and ask?...Around here the country vets understand about Barn Cats and are great at giving out information without having to bring them in for treatment or exams...:thumbsup
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    there are some things that you just can't diagnose without seeing the animal. A vet might say "you can try this and see if it works" but when it comes to eyes, waiting too long can lead to a blind animal.

    It could be anything from simple allergies to a serious respiratory issue to eye injuries or illnesses.
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I agree that a vet is your best bet. Goopy eyes in kittens can be anything from a bacterial infection to a respiratory virus. A veterinarian will be able to give you the proper treatment depending on what they diagnose (i.e. The kittens will need antibiotic eye ointment if it is conjunctivitis). I'm not aware of anything natural that would be curative in this situation without knowing the root cause.
  6. whittjo53

    whittjo53 New Egg

    Sep 8, 2017
    He's one of three siblings, they're fine, it's just his eyes, I tried natural tears, the goop stopped but still have tearing with crust. They're not Barncats, they where born in the house to a house cat. I know this is probably taboo to y'all but we have to have mouse hunters too. Thanks whittjo53
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017

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