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I own a cat that continually has a watery left eye.....and

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I own a cat that continually has a watery left eye.....and it has been that way, on and off for over 7 years, that I know of.....Now, within the last few days, her right eye is also watering and she is also squinting with the right eye and it also looks like she is losing some fur around her right eye......could you please tell me what you think it could be....
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Abbey. Cats with symptoms like Abbey often can have chronic viral infections which can cause mild symptoms for years. Occasionally, a few other things can develop. Some cats can get ulcerations on their cornea as a result of the virus, which can be painful. Other cats will get secondary bacterial infections that can make the eye look worse.

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

If she is losing fur, that may mean she is scratching her eye, which will only make the problem worse in most cases. I recommend a visit to your vet to get Abby's eye checked for infection and the ensure she does not have a scratched or ulcerated cornea, which can be very painful.

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

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Dr. KV