How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Theresa Your Own Question
Theresa, A Voice for your Pet
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 8007
Experience:  19+ years in animal medicine as a veterinary technician
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Theresa is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cat keeps closing one eye, what does this mean

Customer Question

No Comment Added
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Theresa replied 8 years ago.

How old is your cat?

Is the eye red or watering?

Does he seem sensitive to light?

How long has it been this way?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Theresa's Post: She is two years old. The eye isnt red or watery so i dont think its a infection. she came in last night when fireworks started going off and it has been like it since. The eye closes slightly more when a light source is nearby than the other eye does.

Hope this helps. Thanks.
Expert:  Theresa replied 8 years ago.

This is most likely an injury to the eye. Usually a scratch, abrasion, or an ulcer. Since she was outside she may have run into some brush and scratched her eye. I recommend taking her into the vet tomorrow to have the eye stained to see if there is any abrasions or ulcers. If any are present they can send home a pain reliever and antibiotic ointment. She will start to feel better within a day or two once the meds are started.


Related Cat Questions