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I just saw his left eye looks swollen and he has a discharge…

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I just saw his...

I just saw his left eye looks swollen and he has a discharge greenish

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?

Shiva is 11 years young

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shiva?

He is due for his check up...It's almost midnight so I will take him in the morning. can I irrigate it with sterile saline?

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Shiva, please?

Yes, irrigating the eye with saline would have been smart. Because eyes can "go south" in a hurry, it's best that Shiva's vet attend to Shiva at your earliest convenience. A foreign body (foxtail, e.g.) may have found its way into her eye, the cornea may have been traumatized, or perhaps you're seeing evidence of feline herpesvirus, or the bacterial infections caused by either Chlamydophila or Mycoplasma.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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