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How cani tell if my cat loss his eye ? when u try to look in

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how cani tell if my cat loss his eye ? when u try to look in his eye is all u see is pink and is that because his eye got damaged ? what can I do to help my cat , he was sleeping in a chair outside when I noticed it . Please give me some kind of support I am a retired veteran and I am not working due to my health .
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
his eye isn't bleeding but I don't know when this happen we have had 3 female cats with kittens , I don't know if one of them got him or what , he doesn't brother the little kittens . like I said he is asleep on my bed . he acts like he has no engry , before this I would call his name he would come running not now.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
all the cats get feed all day and every night , I didn't see his eye like this yesterday , because he was laying on the couch and then he was feed and I didn't notice it
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
my cat got off the bed and when to the kitchen to eat and I noticed jhis face is swollen also , but he is eating should I yet him eat with the other cats or seprate and also should I let him go outside or keep him inside with me
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i found this antimicrobial skin and wound cleanser it is a spray could this be used to clean any wounds if i found any , but i haven't located any and he wants to go outside now , also there is a big black and white tom from arcoss the street that comes over here every night .
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. I'm sorry for the wait. It sounds like you are seeing the third eyelid that is raised. This is most likely due to an
URI (upper respiratory infection). This is very common in cats and causes sneezing, nasal discharge and ocular discharge. The cause of a URI in a cat is usually viral (herpes or chlamydia most commonly). These URI's will usually run their course and resolve over 1-2 weeks. In severe cases I like to put these cats on an antibiotic to treat/ prevent any secondary infections. For the eyes, you can pick up an artificial tear drop and place 1 drop in each eye 3-4 times daily. Something you can do at home to help with any nasal congestion is run a hot shower and put the cat in the bathroom for 10-15 minutes. This can help break up the congestion. You can also pick up saline nose drops and put one drop in each nostril 3-4 times daily to moisten the nasal mucosa. Other than that, you usually just have to ride out the signs and wait for it to resolve on it's own. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello this mr shoemaker again i aske if i could get the antibotic over the counter and what i need to get . Also now garfield face has swollen up and he doesnt want to eat . Do i need to keep him inside .Do u need a photo to see him and his face ?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Unfortunately, they don't sell antibiotic drops over the counter. Just artificial tear drops. If the eye is worsening, then I would just take him in and get an exam- especially with the lack of appetite as well. I would keep him inside until everything resolves.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary