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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).
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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
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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
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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!

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Thanks so much for your responses.  I will take my boogery kitty to the vet :-)
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Do please keep us updated :)
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