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Sore Eye - when to go to the vets

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JennaRoss Wed 11-Nov-15 18:38:42

Our newly adopted cats were having a play fight yesterday and now one of them has a red eye - it was a bit gunky and he is not fully opening it.

I really don't want to stress them both out by taking one off in a pet carrier to the vets unnecessarily as they have only been with us a few days after a year in the shelter.

Any advice? He's not rubbing it, is otherwise fine in himself - scampering round, eating and drinking normally etc

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 11-Nov-15 19:20:58

I'd go tomorrow, infection can really get going in eyes. They hide pain really well.

iloveeverykindofcat Thu 12-Nov-15 07:50:49

Do it now. I took Z when she was squinting after a wrestle and she had a superficial scratch on one eye that healed up fine with drops, but they said if you leave it it can become an ulcer.

cozietoesie Thu 12-Nov-15 08:19:22

I'd vet directly. Eyes can go nasty real quickly.

JennaRoss Thu 12-Nov-15 23:45:40

Thanks for everyone's advice, the vet has said there is no scratch to the eye so she thinks its conjunctivitis, so 5 days of eye drops. Getting them in will be interesting.

iloveeverykindofcat Fri 13-Nov-15 18:42:38

You'll get it smile. My girl is quite highly strung but we had it down after a couple of days. Tip her head back, gently pull the top eyelid back, and drop from above.

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