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Cat has just come in with one eye closed.

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Pipbin Mon 22-Dec-14 16:25:05

She doesn't seem distressed. She has let me have a look and it seems a little bloodshot and is weeping clear fluid.
First thing she did when she came in was to go straight to her food bowl.

I'm thinking leave it until morning.

Your thoughts ladies?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Dec-14 16:27:39

Vets evening surgery. Eyes can be lost so its best to get her there pronto.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Dec-14 16:27:50

I always vet right away with eye problems. Is she insured?

Pipbin Mon 22-Dec-14 16:30:32

She's insured so money isn't a problem.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Dec-14 16:33:38

That's good - it's just that things can get a bit ...approximate..... at this time of year. Luck of the draw, really.

I'd give them a quick buzz. Eyes can go downhill real quickly if there's an issue.

Pipbin Mon 22-Dec-14 16:40:45

Just called. They said bathe it and call back in the morning if it's got worse.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Dec-14 16:43:56

Good luck to her then. Let us know how she gets on.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Mon 22-Dec-14 16:46:49

Whenever my pets have had minor eye issues, I've bathed (cotton wool) in a warm salt water solution. Often clears up the problem, but in any event, helps to soothe until you can get to your emergency appointment

chockbic Mon 22-Dec-14 16:49:39

Someone advised (can't remember who) to use optrex infected eyes solution.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Dec-14 16:54:39

I seem to recall that Lone advised bathing with cold tea. (Apparently the tannin has an anti-inflammatory effect or something.)

Pipbin Mon 22-Dec-14 18:41:48

Looking a bit better now. She's a gannet and is pestering me for dinner.

cozietoesie Tue 23-Dec-14 09:38:04

How is she this morning?

Leela5 Tue 23-Dec-14 10:56:41

Cold tea good for bathing eyes - hope she's better soon

Pipbin Tue 23-Dec-14 12:00:21

Thanks for asking Cozie.
She seems fine. Both eyes open but blinking with that eye a little more than usual.
Back to normal, Christmas tree chewing, self today.

Pipbin Tue 23-Dec-14 13:28:02

Lying in the 12 o'clock sun.

BertieBotts Tue 23-Dec-14 13:35:10

Perhaps she got a grass seed caught in there or something.

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