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Our cat we have had him now for 13 years in the past 3-4

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Our cat we have had him now for 13 years in the past 3-4 months his one eye is watering every day not all day but it is happening.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Casey
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Casey?
Customer: He is overweight, tryin to keep him on diet with have another cat it very hard but we try our best and he is strictly an indoor cat.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 1 month ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Expert:  Terri replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

I am sorry Casey has this trouble.

It is most likely an allergic response.

Dip an orange pekoe teabag in warm water. Apply it to the teary eye several times a day. The tanic acid in the tea will sooth and heal.

Casey can also have an antihistamine:

Any of these are also acceptable:

Benadryl at a dose of 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet given twice daily or

Chlorpheniramine at a dose of 2-4 mg twice a day or

Claritin (Loratadine) at a dose of 2.5-5 mg/cat or

Zyrtec (cetirizine) 5 mg once or twice a day

It is important to ensure that the formulations used contain ONLY the antihistamine and are not combination products (e.g. Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine, which could cause very significant adverse effects in a cat).

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Kind regards,

Terri