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I have a cat with wattery eyes what could purchase , thanks

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i have a cat with wattery eyes what could purchase for her, thanks
rosalie
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Rosalie, in most cases epiphora (excessive tearing) in both eyes will arise due to infection with the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1). There's nothing of value over the counter for this virus but it's expected to go into remission unaided within 1-3 weeks. If either Chlamydophila or Mycoplasma bacteria are causing a conjunctivitis, however, over the counter Terramycin ophthlamic ointment administered at 1/4" of ointment thrice daily for 10 consecutive days should be helpful. Terramycin can be found in some pet/feed stores or online such as here: http://www.amazon.com/Peak-Marketing-Terramycin-Ophthalmic-Ointment/dp/B00063KGUK

An allergic or irritant conjunctivitis isn't commonly seen in cats but would be treated by simply washing out Pickle's eyes with an over the counter tear substitute as need be. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.