My 16 yr old cat has a protruding eye

(5 Posts)
wlg24 Tue 03-Jun-14 16:43:20

One eyeball seems to be being pushed out and it looks awful. I have taken him to the vet who has given him some anti-biotics to rule out an infection however the vet mentioned that it looks like it is something/a mass of some sort pushing the eye forward. Has anyone any experience of this type of thing?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 03-Jun-14 18:27:42

Yes one of ours had eye cancer.

She lasted quite a while and we pts eventually.

I hope yours is just infection though.

wlg24 Tue 03-Jun-14 18:46:00

He sleeps all the time and rarely moves from his cushion. Just has no get up and go anymore. I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.

JustTheRightBullets Tue 03-Jun-14 18:53:11

Ours had a cancer that was pushing her eye out. She lasted quite a while, but we put her to sleep when it became obvious it was causing her pain.

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 03-Jun-14 19:06:15

I have found removing the eye gives a great deal of relief to these animals and buys them quite a considerable amount of time often several years. Their quality of life improves dramatically after surgery. One eyed cats do really, really well.

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