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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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My name is ***** *****. My cat, Austin, is about 1 and half

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. My cat, Austin, is about 1 and half years old. When I found him he had discharge from his eyes. He has had this all his life. I was told it was allergies or sinus conditions. His eyes are very bright and clear. The vet said there was nothing to be concerned about. Just clean his eyes daily. SHould i be concerned. What should I use to clean his eyes. He now has a small raw spot where his discharge goes. I think he keeps scratching it.
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Customer: That about it. Is there anything I should use on the raw spot. He sneezes sometimes.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am so sorry Austin has this trouble. The best thing to use on his eyes is damp teabag. Just dab it on 3 times a day. The tanic acid in the tea will sooth and lower the PH of his tears. That should stop sores forming where the skin is irritated.

For sores anywhere on the body dab on honey. It is a remarkable healing agent.

For allergies Austin may have any of these:

Benadryl at a dose of 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet given twice daily or

Chlorpheniramine at a dose of 2-4 mg twice a day or

Claritin (Loratadine) at a dose of 2.5-5 mg/cat or

Zyrtec (cetirizine) 5 mg once or twice a day

It is important to ensure that the formulations used contain ONLY the antihistamine and are not combination products (e.g. Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine, which could cause very significant adverse effects in a cat).

Please let me know how Austin is doing.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?