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Can this wait a few weeks or should I take the kitten to the vet now?

My new kitten has a "runny" eye. The fur around her eye is all wet, but its just the one eye. Can this wait until we go to the vet in a few week for kitten shots or should she go now?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Pets

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Answers (4)
  • Eye infections are quite common in cats, even indoor kitties can contract them from time to time. They're easy to treat, but if they get out of hand the cat may lose the sight in one or both eyes.

    Eye infections, like conjunctivitis (pink eye) in humans, are contagious and need to be monitored. If you notice your cat is closing one eye, if the eyes are runny or weepy and have a greenish/yellowish goop coming from them, make an appointment with your vet.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 4:23 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Call the vet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Discharge

    If your kitten has discharge from her eyes, she might have an infection. You can try using a cotton ball moistened with warm water to wipe away the discharge, but if it reoccurs either the same day or the next then she should be examined by your veterinarian.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 4:23 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Conjunctivitis

    Eye infections in young kittens can be serious, and if left untreated, may result in damage to the eye. The kittens should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.\

    Brown Discharge

    A small amount of occasional discharge from the eye is probably normal. If it occurs daily and is fairly copious, that usually indicates some sort of irritation or abnormality of the eye. Therefore a veterinary visit is necessary to determine the cause of the discharge and get the appropriate treatment.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 4:25 PM on Jun. 12, 2010