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

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I just saw his left eye looks swollen and he has a discharge greenish
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Shiva is 11 years young
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shiva?
Customer: 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: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month 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.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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

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