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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Trying to terminate if I should take my cat to the nighttime

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Trying to terminate if I should take my cat to the nighttime vets office for conjunctivitis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Dawn, I can't think of any conjunctivitis that would constitute an emergency. I'd like Lucy to be seen but unless her vet has "regular" hours in the evening, waiting until tomorrow is acceptable unless there's a deeper problem in Lucy's eyes. Are you seeing other symptoms of upper respiratory infection - sneezing, nasal discharge, coughing, e.g.?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No..I did use some Terramycin earlier. She has a history of conjunctivitis but It came on so quickly. she has been determined to have the herpes virus. will call her vet in the morning.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

That was a good choice. Yes, the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is most common. Consider a formulated ophthalmic ointment containing the antiviral drug cidofovir. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lucy. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin