How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Angelia Your Own Question
Angelia, Licensed vet tech
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 72
Experience:  Lic. 9 years, exp w/ all aspects of vet care for many species
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Angelia is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cats eye is matted shut. What to do about

Customer Question

My cat's eye is matted shut. What to do about it?


Optional Information:
Age: <1; Male; Breed: ??

Already Tried:

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Angelia replied 11 years ago.
You can try wiping away the debris with a warm wash cloth. Or flushing it with saline.
Be careful trying to open the eye. If it doesn't open on its own, don't try prying it open.
He may have a severe infection in the eye or the eye could be ulcerated causing the debris to accumulate.
He will need a Vet check-up to have the eye evaluated and to be possibly started on antibiotics for the infection/inflammation.