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15 week old kitten with eye duscharge that now looks bloody.

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15 week old kitten...

15 week old kitten with eye duscharge that now looks bloody

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

Dickens

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

Nope, acts vigorous, good appetite, drinking ok. Breath smells fetid at times

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: benedetta7, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr Benedetta, and I would like to help you with your question.

There are a number of infectious diseases that can affect the eyes of kittens, including Herpes virus and Chlamydia.

The infection can progress fast and can cause permanent damage and vision loss.

Trauma is also a concern in a young cat.

My recommendation is to have your kitten seen by a veterinarian, so that corneal ulcers can be ruled out, and he can be treated appropriately.

In the meantime, keep the eye clean with eye wash, and warm compresses of saline solution.

If you have more than one cat, please be aware that this may be a contagious disease, and may spread to your other.

cats.

Hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions, i'd be happy to continue the conversation.

Also, if you can upload a picture of the eyes, that can be helpful too, I may be able to be more specific.

Thank you,

Benedetta Sarno, DVM

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