It could be conjunctivitis in the cat, or a foreign body in the eye, or an accidental injury during a fight.
It’s better to clean the cat’s eyes with normal saline every day, keep the local clean, and then drop eye drops. Normal people can use it for cats, and then apply some anti-inflammatory ointment. If it still doesn’t relieve, go to the pet hospital for treatment.
The clinical manifestations of feline conjunctivitis are as follows
Conjunctivitis is a very common eye disease in cats, especially in young cats. The course of disease is usually long, which brings great pain to cats. If can not get effective treatment, the disease will also affect the cornea and even cause blindness.
The most common clinical symptom of conjunctivitis is redness of the eyes, which may be accompanied by photophobia, tears and conjunctival edema. The eyelids of cats with conjunctivitis are often unable to fully open (half open), and the third eyelid gradually blocks the surface of the eyeball. Since conjunctivitis can cause eye pain in cats, cats will scratch their eyes with their claws, and there will be a lot of eye secretions in the inner corners of their eyes. In addition, some cats with conjunctivitis also have symptoms of upper respiratory tract (such as sneezing and runny nose). If the cat is found to have the above symptoms, then it should be vigilant.
The treatment methods were as follows
However, through appropriate treatment, clinical symptoms can be effectively controlled, and the quality of life of cats will be significantly improved. There are three ways of administration: topical use of eye ointment or eye drops, conjunctival injection and systemic administration.
The drugs used depend on the underlying cause. For example: Chlamydia infection caused by conjunctivitis, should choose antibiotic eye drops; and herpes virus caused conjunctivitis, should choose antiviral eye drops and systemic use of disease resistant substances. For cat conjunctivitis, generally take active and effective treatment can successfully control the clinical symptoms, good prognosis.
The upper part of the cat’s eyes is swollen and red, indicating that the upper eyelid is swollen or entropion, which causes compression of the cat’s eyes and stimulation of tears, which may be suffering from conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a sign of recognition, there are also a variety of pathogenic factors, owners can check the cat’s eyes, to determine the cause is caused, and put an end to the source of the disease.
1. The cause of conjunctivitis
Inflammation of the cat’s eyes is not necessarily related to diseases. Sometimes inflammation is often caused by foreign bodies entering the eyes, and allergies. Some cats allergic conjunctivitis, allergic reactions caused by pollen or other allergens can cause a series of adverse reactions to the cat’s eyes. Besides, dust, shampoo, perfume and so on are not allowed to enter the cat’s eyes. It can also cause inflammation; foreign bodies such as hair and insects trapped in the third eyelid can also cause inflammation and swelling of the eyes; the dry / dry eye of the cat’s horn conjunctiva can not produce enough tears to lubricate the eyes, and then become dry, red and swollen.
In addition, conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the eyes, which may also be caused by different infections. It may be caused by eye infection or systemic infection in cats. For example, Chlamydia felis, feline herpesvirus and Mycoplasma felis, in addition to any existing in the body, can also be occupied in the eyes, so that the eyes infected with the virus and suffering from conjunctivitis. Such respiratory infections are often accompanied by conjunctivitis, in which case conjunctivitis is only part of the syndrome, including runny nose, sore throat, coughing and sneezing.
2. How to treat conjunctivitis
For the treatment of conjunctivitis, antibiotic eye drops can be used, usually enough to cure other related conjunctiva. Cat eye drops can be used, divided into two bottles a / B, one is antibacterial, the other is antiviral. If it is dry eye, artificial tears, lubricants or steroid drops or cyclosporine drops can be used to treat the problem.
The cat’s eyes are often inflamed and shed tears. It may be that the cat’s environment is not clean, there are many fungi or bacteria, and the cat’s eyes are easy to be inflamed after repeated contact. It is suggested that you disinfect your home, and then drop cat eye drops to improve eye problems,
In addition, to the cat to eat greasy food, also can often cause the cat to be inflamed and the eyes to tear red and swollen. Therefore, do not give the cat to eat the food on the table. If you want to eat the cat, you should also cook it separately. Boil it in water without adding any seasoning. The cat food, canned food and other food for the cat should also be light. If it is greasy, it should be changed decisively.
Usually to prevent cat eye inflammation, can often use normal saline to wipe the cat’s eyes around, can play a role in sterilization.
Because cats like to drill into narrow spaces, many of them are covered with dust. They often wash their faces with claws. Sometimes they bring dirt into their eyes and cause inflammation. You go to buy erythromycin eye ointment, first use cotton swab dipped in warm water to gently wipe the cat’s eye secretions, and then apply erythromycin eye ointment to him. After a few days, it usually works. If it doesn’t work, you should go to the pet hospital to have a good check and treatment. I wish your cat a speedy recovery!
A healthy cat’s eyes will not shed tears, nor will they be swollen or open. The appearance of such symptoms indicates that the cat may have conjunctivitis caused by the virus.
Viral conjunctivitis can only be cured by using antiviral eye drops that can kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. It is better to use the eye drops for cats. Drop the liquid medicine from the back of the eye. Be careful not to touch the eye. Use the dosage according to the instructions. After medication, the cat can be put on Elizabethan collar to prevent the cat from scratching the eyes or touching the eyes, which will affect the effect.
The conjunctivitis caused by virus should be restrained and controlled. The suggestion is to give the cat some lysine to control the amount of arginine produced by the body, so as to achieve the effect of virus suppression. It can prevent recurrence and improve antiviral ability.
Eye is one of the important parts of the body, to regularly check the cat’s eyes whether there are problems, if there are conjunctivitis, there will be different degrees and different performance, understand the symptoms of conjunctivitis and then targeted treatment to restore health in time, but also useful medicine is very easy to lead to the cat’s condition aggravation.
1¡¢ Understand the symptoms of conjunctivitis
At the early stage of the disease, the cat showed symptoms of acute conjunctivitis, with eyes afraid of light, redness, swelling and tears, conjunctival blood, and a large amount of secretion outflow. If not treated in time, it will develop into chronic conjunctivitis, conjunctival hypertrophy, dark red, a small amount of secretions and other symptoms.
More serious cases will also appear purulent conjunctivitis, at this time the temperature around the cat’s eyes increases, conjunctiva congestion, edema, and appear shy eyes, there are a large number of purulent secretion outflow symptoms, the upper and lower eyelids are often due to secretion and adhesion.
2¡¢ Treatment of conjunctivitis
It is caused by the virus infection. Parents should be alert to the possibility that the cat has a nasal branch. At this time, the cat will also have sneezing, runny nose, cough, tears and other symptoms. If it is caused by the nasal branch of the cat, the parents can give the cat meow lysine to treat and prevent the nasal branch of the cat, and then drop the eye drops of the state interest to the cat to assist the treatment of the nasal branch of the cat. The use of the two together can play the role of sterilization, anti-inflammatory and anti-virus, and the effect is better.
If it is caused by trauma or bacterial infection, you can directly drop the cat eye drops, 3-5 times a day, 1-2 drops at a time. After the owner cleans up his hands, wipe the secretions and foreign bodies around the cat’s eyes and eyes with absorbent cotton and warm light salt water, so as to achieve sterilization and anti-inflammatory.
3¡¢ Causes of conjunctivitis
Cats infected with bacteria, viruses, parasites and so on are more common causes, because the cat’s eye blood and body is connected together, so the cat’s disease will also lead to the symptoms of cat conjunctivitis. Parents should be alert to conjunctivitis caused by virus infection, which may lead to blindness.
In addition, cats are naturally lively and mischievous. They like to fight and make noise. It is possible that if they scratch their eyes carelessly in the process of fighting, conjunctivitis will be caused. Even if foreign bodies, chemicals, insects and other things enter the cat’s eyes, conjunctivitis will also be caused. Some cats are born with long eyelashes, which can cause eye inflammation by long-term friction.