My cat has a growth on the outside corner of its eye and it stops him from closing it all the way, and is causing him to

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Customer: My cat has a growth on the outside corner of its eye and it stops him from closing it all the way, and is causing him to cry thick discharge
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the cat had this growth?
Customer: maybe 5 or 6 days ago
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: bruno , 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: He had diabetes and was taking insulin up until 2 years ago, and is also sneezing many times in a row, much more often than usual
Answered by JenLeffelDVM in 3 hours 1 week ago
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Hi there and welcome to JustAnswer! I'm Dr. Jen and I am a small animal veterinarian. I look forward to trying to help you and your furbaby!

- I will do my best to offer advice on whether it might be best for your pet to be seen by a veterinarian urgently, if it may be able to wait until the next business day, or if we can try to manage things at home

- Please know that I cannot diagnose or prescribe medication on this platform, but am more than willing to discuss doses of medications you may have at home or can be purchased over the counter.

- I will try to the best of my ability to help you and your pet, and give you my professional advice based on the history and clinical signs you share. However, this does not replace a physical exam and if you are concerned about your pet's health, it is never wrong for them to visit their regular veterinarian.

Can you send me a picture? Have you tried anything for it? Is your cat still eating, drinking, peeing, pooping okay?

This is a picture of it, ive noticed the cat has been peeing outside the litter box more often over the last 2 months or so

It's kind of hard to tell but it's possible that could be a growth on his sclera but it also could be really bad conjunctivitis/chemosis. I would recommend a vet visit to make dure there's nothing going on and they can get you a steroid eye medication.

For now over the counter you can find some red eye allergy eye drops and use those for now

You said he was sneezing too correct?

about 5 or 6 times in a row in short bursts, which he hadnt done before

In the mean time you can also try some over the counter allergy meds to see it it may help too.

Cats: Verify NO decongestant in the medication, i.e. claritin-D, Allegra- D, etc.

1. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg: Give 1/4 tablet by mouth twice daily (every 12 hours) as needed.

A. Benadryl 12.5mg/5mL: Give 0.8-1.6mL by mouth twice daily (every 12 hours) as needed.

2. Claritin (loratidine)10mg: Give 1/2 tablet by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.

B. Claritin 5mg/5mL: Give 5 mL by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.

3. Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10mg: Give 1/2 tablet by mouth 1-2 times daily (every 12-24 hours) as needed.

C. Zyrtec 1mg/mL: Give 5 mL by mouth 1-2 times daily (every 12-24 hours) as needed.

4. Allegra (fexofenadine) 30mg/5mL: Give 1.3-2.5 mL by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.

But that's really all you'll be able to do over the counter

You can also along with the allergy drop do artifical tears - they're over the counter too. They'll help keep his eye lubricated it he can't shut it all the way - you can do them 3-4 times daily

Separte multiple eye medications by at least 5 minutes so they have time to absorb

But I would follow up with your regular vet for something prescription strength to try to get that down

Thank you! Ill get the eye drops tomorrow

Any other questions or concerns for me?

No thank you

I wish you and Bruno all the best! It was a pleasure chatting with you today and thank you for visiting JustAnswer. If you have any other questions or concerns for me - or need to clarify anything we've discussed - don't hesitate to message back. Also, please keep me posted about mister Bruno!

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