The corner of one of my cats eyes is red and has bloody scabbing. I have used warm compress and cleared it up. But it keeps coming back. I do have 2 other cats that are not having any problems with thief eyes. They do play very tough at times but the eye does not seem to be bothering him at all. No squinting or discharge. Just blood. Just wondering if I should be concerned and finding the money to take him to the vet.
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 3
Name of Cat: Dunkin
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.Hello, The vet visit is important. I am quite concerned that there is a conjunctivitis or a corneal ulcer causing persistent problems. This is well worth at least the visit, perhaps a simple eye stain test, appropriate eye medication, and maybe a oral antibiotic. The one test shouldn't be too costly.Eye Stain Test for UlcersI am actually more worried about the cost if this eye gets worse!Even without productive eye discharge, that persistent eye inflammation needs to be addressed. The eye stain test is key.Good LuckDr. Andy Please reply ANY time more information is needed using the REPLY TO EXPERT button. Please remember to leave feedback by selecting a SMILEY FACE followed by “Submit”This is necessary, so I may receive credit from the website for my response, even if you are a subscribing member. Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "bad" or "poor", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button. I would be happy to continue assisting further, and do everything I can to be of the greatest assistance. REMEMBER: Even after you submit feedback, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. Any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet. After we conclude this question, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile at: Dr. Andy
2003 UC Davis Veterinary Grad
Hi Deb,I'm just following up on our conversation about Dunkin. How is everything going?Dr. Andy
Thank you for checking up. He is doing well. Still has some bloody build up but the local vet says that there is just a scratch on the tissue next to the eye. Luckily his eye itself is ok and if I could keep the cats from playing rough he should heal up pretty soon.