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Our cat had 5 kittens, one of which died within 12 hours.

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Our cat had 5 kittens, one of which died within 12 hours. The other 4 are doing great, developing well, gaining weight and venturing out from the box spring Misty hid them in. However, one of them still has one eye closed. There doesn't seem to be any discharge or swelling. It almost looks as if it is hollow, as if there is no eyeball. I can't really afford a vet visit other than perhaps a visit and medication...any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Yes, the vet visit is a must!

Remember! Call around. Many vets offer a first examination free to new clients. Take advantage of that visit, so you can at least ascertain if medication is necessary or not.

We don't know if this is a infection or a congential issue. Certainly, at this age, the eyes should be wide open without complication.

Otherwise, no way to treat at home since we don't know the condition of the eye globe.

Well worth the vet evaluation.

Hope that information helps.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Click on the below link and enter your zip code to the right. If you find a local Veterinary Centers of America hospital, their website will have a link to a free examination voucher.
http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/

Or, you could try a Banfield hospital:

http://www.banfield.com/landing-pages/coupon?source=adcenter_cert&atrkid=V1ADC6F744C68-478122441-k-10890092089-3574713333-b

Dr. Andy