Runny eye on our 1 yr old kitten

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Old 03-05-12, 01:03 PM
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Runny eye on our 1 yr old kitten

Hey Rhainy...i know yer out there.

Our 1 yr old kitten (I try to call her a young cat, but the Boss disagrees) Has always had one eye that a little runnier than the other. One side gets eye boogers and the other is clean. Her eyes are clear and all....just one seems watery and all.

She's not sick or anything...but I'm curious. Is it just maybe the way she sleeps or what?
 
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Old 03-05-12, 09:12 PM
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I've got a 20 year old cat with the same problem. All her life, heavy discharge-left eye, right eye perfectly normal. The Vet has sold me some very expensive medicine several times and after following the instructions/schedule etc. nothing changes. She seems to be completely unbothered by it, so I finally stopped worrying about it. Like I said she's 20 and still going strong.
 
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Old 03-06-12, 01:28 AM
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Vic,

Yes I am out here somewhere...

If the cat has basically clear or whitish discharge there is no real problem. Some cats eyes are just more sensitive to dust mites and other irritants.

Keep it wiped off and cleaned up without stressing her out is all you need to do. IF the discharge gets yellowish or greenish, get her in to the vet as either of those would indicate infection, either bacterial or viral.

By the way Chrismart, awesome to hear about a cat going strong at 20!
 
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Old 03-06-12, 01:12 PM
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Gunguy, I have heard that giving cats and dogs distilled water (instead of tap or whatever you would use) will help eye discharge and discoloration. Not sure if it'll help, but you could always try.
 
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Old 03-06-12, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for all the replies....kinda put my mind at ease...though I didn't really think it was a huge concern.

It's just a clear discharge...no discoloration or anything, so I guess we'll just keep on doing what we do. Warm washcloth and it comes right off her nose. She seems to like the attention anyway.

Hey Chrismart...good for yer cat! She's an old one. We had one like that when I was a kid...seemed like she'd live forever...sadly not the case. She just didn't wake up on morning. Better than being sick or injured.

mci772...we give them filtered, not softened, water and the others we have had never had an issue. Good info though...thanks.
 
 

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