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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Customer: he has a sappy eye.. JA: I'm sorry to hear that.

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Customer: he has a sappy eye..
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Homer his 13
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Homer?
Customer: it's been a blk sappy eye and I clean his fur around his eye daily, but the last couple days his been blood red. it's not bleeding it's just like a discharge.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

The most common cause of this discharge in a cat, is a corneal ulcer or scratch to the cornea. These are commonly due to trauma or a viral infection (Herpes) in the eye. Either way, we typically treat them with an antibiotic drop and pain meds.

A Fluorescein stain test will be done to make sure there is an ulcer. If the test is normal, then they may just start him on some anti-inflammatory drops in case of an allergic type conjunctivitis.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.