eye care for cats and kittens

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Keeping an eye out for cat eye issues

Cat eyes are beautiful, but even the most gorgeous orbs can’t be at their best when they’re inflamed or leaking goop. Here’s how to keep an eye out for eyeball issues that could be affecting your kittyBAE’s eye health and happiness. If you suspect an infection or irritation, definitely come on in so we can take a peep at their lovely cat peepers.

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Conjunctivitis

Also called “pink eye,” this common infection swells up the tissue around the affected eye. Here’s why you need to bring your cat to the vet before big eyeball damage gets done.

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Horner’s Syndrome

Nerve damage to eye and facial muscles can result in tell-tale eyelid droopiness and other symptoms. If your cat’s face is looking droopy or lopsided, come see the vet.

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Eye infections

Cat slow blinks can be a sign of affection, but a constant wink or squint could mean something less lovely — like a viral or bacterial eye infection, eye trauma, or other disease.

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Eyeball boogers

Eyeballs are naturally moist, so sometimes they get a little clumpy. But if you’re seeing green or yellow boogery lumps, your cat may need veterinary treatment for infection.

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Eye discharge

Believe it or not, brown tracks by cat eyes may not mean  anything except that their eyeballs are working right. Here’s what to know and — when to come see the vet.

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Watery eyes

Do cats cry? Maybe not like people do, but they do have clear moisture in their eyes that helps to keep their eyeballs clean. If you’re seeing lots of tears, however, it may be a problem.

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