Cats Community
Cat Eye Discharge
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cat Eye Discharge

My cat Cosmo is 10 months old, male, neutered.  When I adopted him about 8 months ago, I had to take him to the vet twice to treat eye discharge and runny nose.  It seemed to get better for a while, but his eyes continue to leak gooey discharge every day.  I wipe them clean at least twice a day if not more.  My other cat Kramer was adopted at the same time, from the same place, and had even more health problems in the beginning, does not get this eye discharge.  What is wrong with my cat?  Should I be concerned or is this just allergies?  His eyes are not red and he doesn't seem to be bothered by anything else...no itching, no sneezing, nothing inflamed.  He eats normal, goes to the bathroom normal, plays a LOT with his brother, etc.  I don't like to take him to the vet unless it's absolutely pressing because it stresses him out.  Thanks for your response(s).
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
874521_tn?1424120397
hi so sorry for poor kitties problems, its not likely allergies, unlike us humans an allergy for a cat shows up as a problem with their skin.(as far as I am aware)..
but the eye discharge sounds like something that does need to be investigated by a Vet...what exactly was he diagnosed with the first time he was seen?...In my opinion its more of a further health condition and not likely an infection because it is chronic.
try posting on the forum where a Vet could give you more guidance to start with but I really would get kitties to a Vet for a good exam and test.
good luck and let us know how he/they make out ok
Blank
874521_tn?1424120397
sorry I forgot to add...to post on the ASK AN EXPERT FORUM.
go to the dark blue bar above and click on PETS
good luck
Blank
242912_tn?1402547092
This Might be herpes which is very common in cats.  You would have to ask for a specific test.  You also might google herpes in cats and see if the picture and description fits your kitty.  That's how I came to suspect my cat had herpes and after reading and seeing the pictures, I asked for a herpes test and sure enough, she has it.  If your cat turns out to be positive, you can supplement his food with Lysine to help boost his immune system and slow down the virus' activity.

Best of luck!

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks so much for your responses.  I will take my boogery kitty to the vet :-)
Blank
242912_tn?1402547092
Do please keep us updated :)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1580318_tn?1437355994
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
1 hr ago
6990909_tn?1435279416
Blank
Shannon79, and jugglin commented on Shannon79's status
1 hr ago
3060903_tn?1398568723
Blank
TORONTO gold ....art
5 hrs ago by Nighthawk61
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil