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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cats eyes are week it was the left eye now

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My cats eyes are week it was the left eye now the right is sore an red and weeping
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

When both eyes are involved, an infectious conjunctivitis is most likely and the most common infectious agent is the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1). We also consider bacterial infections such as Chlamydophila and Mycoplasma. In most cases, these infections will remiss unaided within 1-3 weeks but it's always prudent to have Samara's vet have a look at Samara's eyes if for the only reason that eyes can "go south" in a hurry. Presumptive therapy with a broad spectrum antibiotic ophthalmic ointment such as Terramycin is reasonable. Terramycin is available over the counter in many pet/agricultural merchant stores or online: and is dosed at a "dab" of ointment thrice daily for 10 consecutive days and contains the antibiotic of choice (oxytetracycline) for those bacteria.

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