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Question by Kat
Submitted on 10/1/2003
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My cat has a eye that's running.Could it be a cold? Can I use contact solution to wash it out? Can I give her baby's cold medicine?


Answer by angelXwithXbloodyXknuckles
Submitted on 10/8/2003
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Dear God, NO! I don't know if it would actually harm your cat but if it's made for humans, don't use it on your feline. If it concerns you a great deal, take the cat to the vet where they can diagnose the eye and give you drops made for cats. It probably is a cold but you should check to be sure.

 

Answer by dawn
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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I have used over the counter eye drops on my cats and dogs and have had good luck with it every time.

 

Answer by samurrell
Submitted on 1/14/2004
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What color is the drainage?  Is it a thick, yellow drainage, or a brownish/black crusty discharge?  You should definitely see a vet.  My cat has a recurring herpes-type virus that can't be "cured" -- however, the secondary infections that come with the flare-ups are treated with Gentamicin drops.  Your cat should definitely be seen by a vet, to determine the cause of the problem.  Sometimes, they will prescribe over-the-counter meds that are made for humans...

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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my cat has a cold hes sneezing alot and his eyes and nose are running what can i give him to feel better?

 

Answer by Lyth
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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If your cat has a cold, then I would suggest taking it to the vet and getting drugs from them.  When I first got my cat, Gable, she got a cold.  it turned into upper respiratory and we didn't get it taken care of fast enough.  She now has allergies.  

As per the eye drops, it is only saline solution IF you buy the right one.  Make sure it is eye drops not contact lens solution.  NEVER give a cat human medication... EVER!

 

Answer by moe
Submitted on 2/13/2004
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My new kitten, 1 month old, is a Persian and always seems to wakeup with a brown crusty like substance around her eyes. I am supposing its from crying all night for being kept alone. I also noticed that her eyes are a bit red. Shes also been sneezing and i suspect a cold I don't know whether i should take her to the vet or not...

 

Answer by n-a
Submitted on 2/14/2004
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Is your refridgerator running? What do you do to that?

 

Answer by darcat
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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Sometimes runny eyes can be a virus such as herpes or just a heretitary problem as with flat faced cats.  I have read that Gentamicin drops work great with Herpes related eye problems Does anyone know where to purchase this product?  
Some vets recomend an operation to stop running eyes. Does anyone know anything about this procedure?    

 

Answer by Joey
Submitted on 5/27/2004
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My cat has one eye that waters...it's not sticky or goopy, crusty or discolored...but it waters. What could this be? It has been going on for over a year, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

 

Answer by ALICE
Submitted on 5/29/2004
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Answer by Jason
Submitted on 6/19/2004
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Our 3 year old calico developed a watery left eye 2 days ago. It was a clear watery discharge. today the discharge turned to a milky white and her eye looks puffy and only opens half way. Her behavior and appetite are normal.

Our vet makes you pay for all services on the visit and we are broke til the end of the week. I am very concerned but with no funds what can we do? we just spent $120 to have ear mites cleaned up on both cats. ANd another $50 for de-worming and kittys first distemper shot....now this!

Any ideas what might be wrong? We thought she got poked in the eye by our 9 week old kitten as they play alot....but now I am not sure.

Help!

 

Answer by dez
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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I think my cat has a cold she has nothing wrong with her eyes she is just sneezing non stop she weezes but eats and drinks could it be allergies plz answer asap thanx dez

 

Answer by crickett_4jc
Submitted on 8/12/2004
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the eye discharge could be conjunctivitis--people get a human version of it too.

as for the Persian, Persians are notorious for having weepy eyes.

 

Answer by nooo chicken
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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ur cat is doing what mine does.dont worry about it just take the cat to the vet good luck with it great site by da way

 

Answer by Leann
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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My year old cat has one watery eye.  No apparant pain.  My regular Vet suspected allergies but their treatments didn't improve it at all.  I took him to a Vet Opthalmologist who did all kinds of testing all of which were negative.  He put him on drops and had me us L-Lysine (for suspected herpes virus) (health food store) in his food.  Again, there is NO change.  It's clear but dries brownish.  I am just keeping it clean.  The new Vet suggested an eye surgery for a turned in eyelid.  I don't see it so I probably won't do that.  I am discouraged and think we will just have to live with the daily eye bathing.

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 10/31/2004
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That's crazy, we have that same exact situation with our two year old black cat. I've been reading up on things and Feline chlamydia sounds like what it is... I'm kind of scared, but we're going to the vet on Monday if she doesn't get better by then. I hate that the vets charge like 70 bucks just to examine the animals...

Anyway, if you still haven't gotten your answer by Monday, I'll post what they did to her and everything, maybe that will help you out a little.

 

Answer by VegasG
Submitted on 11/26/2004
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My cat has the same thing in her eye and we think its because she got poked too.  my cat and dog fight all the time.  Its too expensive to go to the vet.  Any drops that can help?

 

Answer by LH
Submitted on 12/16/2004
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If your cat has a runny nose and drippy eyes, get him to the vet ASAP. I made the mistake ONCE of not doing that right away and the amount of money I spent on curing a severe upper respiratory infection was huge! If I had gotten him there sooner the vet said it wouldn't have been so bad. Any good vet will get you in that day if you tell them your cat has a "cold".

In the meantime, to help your kitty feel better bring him into the bathroom when you take a shower. The steam will help his sinuses clear and give him some relief. If the sinuses thin out, he has a better chance of recovering quickly than if all that gunk sits there for days. If nothing else, it'll stop some of that sneezing he can't seem to stop doing!

Hope that helps!!

 

Answer by Nina
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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my 9 month old kitten had kennel cough when we brought him home.he was about 2 months and now its coming back.it was expansive and we don't want  to do it again.is there any alternative that works!

 

Answer by Nina
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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my 9 month old kitten had kennel cough when we brought him home.he was about 2 months and now its coming back.it was expansive and we don't know what to do.is there any alternative that works!

 

Answer by joelsin
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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I have two cats and they had runny eyes with a clear discharge. It cleared up after a short while. They play a lot and are always tumbling and rolling on the floor. I think it is wise to know where your Animal Hospital is, as I had a cat that was hit by a car and I panicked cos I wasn't sure where to bring him. A practice run is advisable. As for costs, I paid thousands to keep this cat alive. He died 4 days later. He was my little boy. I miss him so much.  

 

Answer by catowner
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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My cat 's left eye is watering. He always has this brown crust under his eye and around it. My aunt is a Vet and she said to bring it by for eye drops but until then can i use ones for humans?

 

Answer by Dan
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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This site seems to be of no value as everyone has an opinion but no one seems to be an expert.  If you don't know-don't speak!

 

Answer by ...
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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take care of your cat next time

 

Answer by stubs
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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my cat has a serious eye infection. its like green eye bougers and kind of crusty around his eyes. i try cleaning his eyes often but nothing seems to work. His mother also had the same problom. same with all the kittens. The owner said it might be genetic.

 

Answer by Pie
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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Oh no. By all means, do NOT use human products on your cat. Take it to a vet and use what they prescribe and ONLY what they prescribe.

 

Answer by assman
Submitted on 5/21/2005
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The problem with you cats eye is water is leaking from a sac just behind the eye. The reason it turned to a milky colour is because the water eroded the side of his eye and is now mixing with eye juices. Try pouring rubbing alcohol his eye first to dry up excess water. Then pour
a transmission sealant to patch up the eroded parts of the eye.

Anymore problems after that try putting him in a heavy duty garbage bag and tie it really tight and place it it a fast moving river. I did it to my cat and when he found his way back he was good as new.

 

Answer by Mike54
Submitted on 5/23/2005
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Don't EVER give human medicines to a cat. Just a single, tiny acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) tablet is enough to kill a healthy adult cat.

 

Answer by turd
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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you are a idiot!!!!!



all you do is give him fish oil!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by lilly
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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my kitten has a cold what do i do?

 

Answer by feoh
Submitted on 9/15/2005
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I rescued 3 rejected 2 week old kittens yesterday. they are doing alot better, however, when i found them, they had a brownish crust on their eyes. and they were goopy. today they were still goopy but it was clear goop. and i just wipe it off with warm water. one of the kittens eyes are swollen.

is it because they've been crying for a whole day straight? ( they kept crying and crying and i figured their moma would take care of them but when i returned home from running errands all morning and noon i still heard them crying.

i went out and got them and they were just a mess. they stopped crying as soon as i scooped them up.

 

Answer by Tiff's Cat
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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my cat has been sneezing a lot this week and the left side of her throat is swollen. She really wants to go outside but since I've kept her inside her swelling has gone down and it allows her to rest (some) but not a lot. Also I would make sure it's drinking water and take it to the vet if it doesn't get better

 

Answer by Ein K
Submitted on 10/8/2005
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My cat has just been diagnosed with the herpes viris in her eyes and the antibiotics that cost so much didn't it seemed to get worse it is a cream called Idoxuridine ointment.  She is not herself and doesnt play that much anymore dew to he eyes shut closed dew to the flare ups and I was wondering if the drops GENTAMICIN would work well.  Thankyou Erin

 

Answer by Bronzen
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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Answer by Chantelle
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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My 5 month old kitten's right eye waters quite a bit, it doesn't seem to bother anything, he still eats, plays, any ideas what it could be?

 

Answer by lo
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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my cat gets cold sometimes.  i think the best thing to do is just let it go away like we do for humans.

 

Answer by The Kitty Lover
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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My kitten has been sick lately I think. He seems to be sneezing a lot, and he has a runny nose. He is still really playful, but he always seems to be really warm. Could it be because my house it too hot, or that he has a Kitty Cold?

 

Answer by Tai Radiuju
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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umm, okay, my cat left the house somehow and we just caught him back (he's no good outside, he practically loses his mind) and he has come down with a cold, i haven't noticed any watery eyes or runny noses though, just quite a bit of sneezing, i don't know what to do and i cant do anything until the end of the week

 

Answer by Kelly Lynn
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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I would check with local pet shelters often they have low cost vet services that come to their shelters to offer help with people who can't pay a lot for services.

 

Answer by leighanne
Submitted on 12/3/2005
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Our 3 year old calico developed a watery left eye 2 days ago. It was a clear watery discharge. today the discharge turned to a milky white and her eye looks puffy and only opens half way. Her behavior and appetite are normal.


 

Answer by marelare
Submitted on 12/31/2005
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My cat had a watery eye.  Her appetite was normal.  I took her to the vet and she gave her eyedrops.  She said if it happens again to use a warm, not hot, but warm cloth and slowly wipe her eye.  It feels good to the cat.

 

Answer by darren
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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I was told a used moist cold tea bag can cure a cold in a cats eye. Is this true?

 

Answer by kittycareyer12
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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for cats kittens symptoms rub vaper-rub on a clean washcloth and have them sniff it for a few minets it has saved me many trips to the vet or gave me more time to get there

 

Answer by Loo
Submitted on 2/3/2006
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If your cat has clear runny discharge like tears it's almost ceratainly herpes.  Very common in pedigrees.  You need cream/drop from the vet.  The darker discharge is often cat flu/cold virus related.  You should again check with the vet as has been said a cold will dissipate but can lead to secondary infections.

 

Answer by bonnie
Submitted on 2/18/2006
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my cat sky had one runny eye but now she has two and the discharge is yellow and thick and sticky

 

Answer by toyia
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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I'd like an answer also!!

 

Answer by Viper
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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You all should really consider vaccinating your cats on your own.  You can save a ton of money.  www.1800petmeds.com can get you all the vaccinations you need at incredible prices.  I was told that runny watery eyes and sneezing are either Rhinotracheitis, upper respiratory infection, or heart problems.  With the exception of Persian and Himalayan cats, where they have been known to sneeze without cause.

 

Answer by scooby's mom
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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I have a beautiful cat named scooby and he has an upper respitory infection, also know as a cold, I took him to the vet yesterday, and they gave him meds, She said we could give him baby ibuprofen, he had 105 temp, anyways this came on suddenly , and well if it were your child you would take it to the doc so i suggest that your pets you would do the same for no matter what the cost....

 

Answer by hannah
Submitted on 5/2/2006
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my cat has cold/flu like symptoms shes had it all her life and always will according to the vet shes a pedigree bengal, is it common in this breed? whots the disease called? and is there any herbal treatment that could help?

 

Answer by veronica
Submitted on 5/29/2006
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I am very scared my meow meow is very sick and I don't have no money what should i do ?

 

Answer by Brett
Submitted on 7/5/2006
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Yes, give it anti-freeze

 

Answer by Noni Sa
Submitted on 7/7/2006
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When your cat has teary eyes and/or runny nose, it's probably because he/she has upper respiratory infection. You can put Gentamicin Sulfate eye drops on him/her 5ml.  You can purchase this online/vet office/pharmacy.  Humans can use this drop too if you have pink eye...  But for cats, put 1-2 drops every 4 hours for a couple of days, put it on for a week for best result. Their eyes will get better in days, but if the condition persists, take your pet to the vet for check up.  Usually the upper respiratory infection will go away by itself...  Hope all will be well soon :0)

 

Answer by Caboodle
Submitted on 7/29/2006
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Cat's can get watery eyes for a number of reasons. Usually it is just an irritation of some sort, due to dust or allergens. PetCo or PetSmart have eye drops for about 4 dollars, or eye wipes for about 6 dollars. These work well to cleanse the eye of irritants. Try these and see if your cat's eye improves. If the cat is not in pain or off it's food, it is probably just a minor problem that can be fixed with the drops. If it continues, try to get it in to the vet's as soon as you can afford it.

 

Answer by samiam
Submitted on 8/1/2006
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my cat has mucus all around her nose and has a stuffy nose and a very watery eye and is sneezing a lot should i call a vet?  or treat it my self??

 

Answer by samiam
Submitted on 8/1/2006
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my cat has mucus all around her nose and has a stuffy nose and a very watery eye and is sneezing a lot should i call a vet?  or treat it my self??

 

Answer by goddess_of_nature_flora
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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My cat has been sneezing alot. She is only 2 months old. she doesn't have runny eye or runny nose , just sneezing. What can i give her to get well.

 

Answer by Diamonds
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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I have a kitten i just got from a neighboor and it has a runny rose and sneezes also a dry nose. Both eyes are also crusty and have liquid coming out from them.

 

Answer by Jayna
Submitted on 8/27/2006
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God don't put anything in her eye! What u do is  take a face cloth and wash her eye with Water ONLY make sure u clean everything do this daily and in about a week it'll get better

 

Answer by kanji
Submitted on 9/18/2006
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The best thing to do for your pet health is to advice a vet in www.cosmic1.net and ask about wormer accessories.

 

Answer by buddy5791
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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i have the same problem my cat is a simeese allmost 2 years old and she has watery stuff coming out her right eye and it turns really crusty and hard right under her eye

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Answer by cowgril_01-06
Submitted on 10/15/2006
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my cat has a watery right eye that is puffed up and got really big.She can only open her eye a little bit what do i do?





HELP

 

Answer by buddy
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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My five-year-old cat has had a watery left eye for almost his whole life (both my cats - brother and sister - had crusty eyes when I first got them, but the male continues to have this issue).  Once every day or so, I wipe out the crusty buildup on his nose from all the tearing.  He does seem to sneeze a fair amount, but otherwise he seems just fine.  It seems this is a fairly common problem though - so maybe nothing to worry about?

 

Answer by ken
Submitted on 11/25/2006
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My two kitten have cold in there eyes what would you do ?
Please let me know Kennielsen7@aol.com

 

Answer by Tina
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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my kitten has a cold and i would like to know if she can give her cold to a human?

 

Answer by Kiff
Submitted on 12/17/2006
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ABSOLUTELY DO NOT give cats human cold remedies! Most of them contain aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). All of these drugs are DEADLY toxic to cats, even at infant dosage levels! DON'T try it. Period.

Cat "colds" are caused by totally different germs than the human version. If your cat has any kind of fever, sneezing, runny nose, eye discharge, etc... SEE YOUR VET.

A goopy eye may indeed have been caused by another cat. Eyes heal fast. If it's not OK within 48 hours, it's not an injury.

Kittens get very sick very quickly. If you have a sneezing, feverish kitten, keep a very close eye on her. She may go from being slightly ill to being at death's door within hours. Remember, human diseases which are merely annoying to adults can kill infants.

 

Answer by Mr. Annie
Submitted on 12/19/2006
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My cat has runny eyes and two different vets have said that it is from her flat face.

She sneezes a lot, when we first got her masive boogers came out, both medicines from the vets did not do a thing, then after awhile (off of medicine) it calmed down and she was not as bad, now it is getting worse again only more runny fluid instead of solid boogers. Any ideas?

 

Answer by jen90
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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my cats eye turn into red in colour.what is happening to her.is there anything that i can do?

 

Answer by Rachael
Submitted on 12/30/2006
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I think your vet ripped you off.  You don't need to spend all that money just for ear mites and wormer.  My goodness.  I can't believe someone could get away with that.  Your vet should have told you...you can take care of those problems on your own, at home.  Cleaning out a cat's (or kitten's) ear with baby oil (petroleum kind) on a Q-tip will get rid of ear mites- just be sure you get the inside of the ear nice & oily, then remove as much gunk as possible with Q-tips.  Don't put the Q-tips into the ear canal.  Doing this regularly will prevent re-infestation.  You can buy a much less expensive wormer either OTC (at most grocery or pet stores) or from a vet (without having a doctor visit- just tell them what size/age your cat is and ask for either a complete wormer or one suited for whatever parasites you suspect).  You don't have to do this as often if you keep your pets indoors and they don't interact with other people's animals.  Outdoor pets need to be wormed more often.  Since I'm an herbalist, I'll also give you a link for a more natural way of worming pets:
http://www.drclark.net/en/drclark_protocol/cancer/pet_parasite_chart.php
If you Google something like "herbal anthelmintics for cats" you'll find all sorts of good stuff.  You may want to consider cleansing yourself as well.  A lot of people who have pets or work with animals (or kids) are prone to parasites.  Your vet may not want you to know all of this (less money for them) and may deny or argue it if you were to bring it up or confront them about it.  I would look for a more honest, trustworthy vet...one who understands that not all pet owners can pay out the wazoo for every little thing, and need to be able to use home remedies.
Also, to make a saline eyewash for cats (or any other mammal), use 1 cup warm purified water and 1/2-1 tsp. pure salt.  You can use a dropper, eyecup, or (if the other methods get refused) swab your cat's eyelids with a soaked cotton ball- some of it will make it into the cat's eyes, and it will soothe the lids & tear ducts.  Try switching any cleaners or detergents you use in their environment to unscented non-toxic biodegradable products, and wash their bedding with either a cup of vinegar or a generous sprinkle of baking soda.  I had a dog once who had a terrible allergic reaction to the laundry detergent my dad used to wash her bed.  He switched brands and that was enough to clear it up.
One more thing- a very, very good vet I've known for years, whom my family trusts with all of our animals, has indeed told us to use certain baby medicines (such as baby tylenol) for certain conditions.  It's not such an outrageous thing to suggest.  But check with the vet first.

 

Answer by Rach
Submitted on 12/30/2006
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Oh, yeah...
It's possible she was poked in the eye while playing and it's just now infected.  Conjunctivitis can come from many different things...#1 being a stressed immune system.  Cats who are otherwise healthy can usually have diluted echinacea or pau d'arco tea/extract.  I use a dropperful of tincture in their water bowl each time I fill it, until I'm sure the problem is all cleared up.
I find it suspicious that your vet makes you pay for everything up front.  I wouldn't trust a doctor who does that, either.  Most decent vets will get all of your info so they can send you a bill.  Some even let returning patients put it on their account to pay later.  Maybe I'm too confrontational, but I'd ask the vet why they made me pay $120 just for ear mite removal, when I could do it myself at home with some oil, and tell them I'd like my money back.  I doubt they'd do it, but it's worth a try.  It was really unneccessary of them to do all that, and innappropriate.

 

Answer by ok then
Submitted on 1/13/2007
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JUST GO TO THE VET THEY WILL TELL YOU!!!!

 

Answer by Juls
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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I would say your cat probably did get scratched in the eye by either her playmate or herself from scratching at her ears or face and missing. My cat Annie had a puffy eye and watery eye last year but she didnt seem sick. I took her to the vet and she put some green dye in her eye to see if it was scratched and it was. Luckily it wasnt a bad scratch and hadnt damaged her eye but the vet did give me an antibiotic eye gel I had to put in her eye a couple of times a day. It wasnt too expensive and b/c I had taken my cat to the vet already that year she didnt charge me for a "routine" visit. I think it was like $10 or so with the gel included. It was pretty cheap I know. You might just call the vet and ask what it might cost and if you could do either a post dated check or a pay schedule. If your vet knows you most likely that wont be a problem. From what my vet told me though an eye injury can be pretty serious if not treated right away and then could cost you more long run and possibly your cat even more. Hope that helps.

 

Answer by Ayame
Submitted on 2/3/2007
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My cat's eyes has been watering. What should I do?

 

Answer by kitty lover
Submitted on 2/4/2007
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my 6 month old kitten,is shaking,and its nose is all runny,i suspect a cold but how can i cure her at home?or atleast treat her untill i get her to the vet?

 

Answer by Stephi
Submitted on 4/20/2007
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My kitten is 3-4 months old and he has runny eyes. He sneezes once or twice a day and his nose runs a little. The runny eyes leave a trail of green pus and we clean it of with tissue and water. He has been eating a lot and always miaows for more. He plays around all the time and has an obsession with a pair of socks. I was wondering, is it possible he has just a simple cold or is it a flu?

 

Answer by Tam
Submitted on 4/26/2007
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my kitten is 11 months old and he is sneezing,has runny nose, and a warm nose.

Is there anything i can do other then just take him to a vet?

 

Answer by Kathleen
Submitted on 4/26/2007
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My cat seems to get watery eyes in the spring every year..does she have a type of spring allergy and how can I treat it??????

 

Answer by Jae
Submitted on 5/12/2007
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My cat had dark discharge around her eyes. My vet told me it was an allergy to her plastic food dishes! I changed to ceramic and within a week the drainage was gone.

 

Answer by Jax
Submitted on 5/25/2007
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My cat has a watery eye. I only noticed it today, but it could have been happening. I haven't seen her scratch it but the fur on her eyelid is missing. She has been very irritable lately and stand offish. I am worried that something may be wrong with her. Is there anything I can do at home?

 

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