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Q: one eye crying

July 7, 2009 | By Aljona | 4 answers | Expired: 1984 days ago

One of my cats has right eye crying. The cats receive the same diet and care. They sleep also together. But in the morning and during the day I can see that one eye of the oldest one (3 y.o.) is crying. What can it be? It is not an infection, as the cats are kept at home always.

The cat, Mugs, visited the vet before I placed the question. According to the diagnosis, it is the allergy, but no medicine prescribed. What concerns me a lot, the vet didn't advice to change the diet. Both cats, Mugs and Oliver, receive the same dry food, but only Mugs has one eye crying. One day more, another less.

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Debbie C.
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Jul 09, 2009

Definitely take your kitty to the vet! If it were allergies or even with an upper respiratory infection, most likely both eyes would be tearing instead of just one. It sounds like the one eye may have gotten irritated by something or there could be some infection in it. The vet should diagnose the cause and give you the correct medication. You may need something like Terramycin ointment or some other Ophthalmic drops to clear it up. The tearing means that it is bothering the poor kitty. I have 22 indoor cats and several of them are prone to eye problems.

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Katie B.
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Jul 08, 2009

If it's just watery I'd say allergies. If it's got green goop and is sticking shut I'd say it's an upper respiratory infection in both cases you should get your cat to the vet to be sure and possibly get medication for it.

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jackie
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Jul 08, 2009

I agree with Michele go to the vet it sounds like an alergy Cats or any pet for that matter get watery eyes for a reason My cat had something loke that once and it turned out to be a scratch on the retina from the other cat

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Michele Z.
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Jul 07, 2009

I really don't know and am not qualified to make a "diagnosis", but my best guess would be some type of allergy! However, it is also possible that your cat has a foreign body in its eye that is causing irritation.

Why are you classifying this under "treats"? It could possibly be a serious problem in your cat's eye that, if left untreated, could lead to blindness. A cat's eyes are as delicate as yours and need to be protected!!!!

You should consult a vet so that your cat can be properly diagnosed and treated.

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