A Guide to Handling Common Cat Eye Problems

Cat eye problems can be scary, and it's important to know what to do if your cat has problems with their eyes. This short guide will walk you through the steps of handling common cat eye problems so that you can take care of your feline friend properly.

What are the signs of cat eye problems?

Taking good care of your cat's eyes is important. Here are some signs that you should watch out for:

  • Redness, swelling, and discharge
  • Difficulty opening eyes
  • Squinting
  • Changes in pupil size (one may be larger than the other) or color (they could look pale) if there's something wrong with their corneas or lens--this would be an indication of a more serious problem like glaucoma or cataracts. Your vet will need to do tests on your pet's eyes to determine this kind of thing, though; just because they're squinting doesn't necessarily mean anything's wrong!

It's also possible that your kitty isn't able to blink properly due to an injury or irritation; she might even seem unable/unwilling when asked nicely (or forcefully). This can cause irritation or pain if left untreated! If any of these symptoms sound familiar then don't hesitate to call us immediately so we can help provide proper treatment options before things get worse!!

How do you know if your cat has an eye injury or infection?

  • Eyelid swelling
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Redness or inflammation around the eye, including under the eyelids (conjunctivitis)
  • Foreign body in the eye, such as dirt or dust particles can be removed with a clean damp cloth. If you cannot remove it yourself, take your cat to a vet immediately!
  • Cataracts are cloudy areas on an older cat's lenses that interfere with vision and cause blurry vision. It is usually caused by diabetes mellitus but can also occur in cats who have suffered trauma to their head or face area because of an accident or illness such as feline leukemia virus infection (FeLV). The best way to prevent this condition is through regular checkups at your local vet's office where they'll administer vaccinations against FeLV along with yearly exams - especially since both conditions tend towards developing late in life anyways. In addition, they may recommend supplements such as vitamin A palmitate which helps strengthen bones while reducing inflammation throughout various organs including those inside our eyesight system."

What should you do if your cat's eyes are irritated or have a foreign body in them?

If your cat's eyes are irritated, use a warm compress to help soothe them. If you think there is a foreign body in your cat's eye (such as dirt or dust), gently flush it out with a sterile saline solution.

If the injury is minor and your cat is squinting or blinking frequently, he may just be irritated from something getting into his eyes. This can happen when cats sleep on window sills during the day or when they go outside into bright sunlight without shade to protect their vision from being blinded by light reflecting off water puddles.

If you suspect that an eye injury has occurred but don't know how serious it might be, call your veterinarian for advice on how best to proceed with treatment at home until an appointment can be made later that day/evening/next morning depending on what time works best for everyone involved--you'll want someone present who understands what happened so they can properly assess whether immediate medical attention is warranted before deciding whether waiting until later would be better suited toward helping heal faster without risking infection later down road because bacteria would have had more time growing inside her body which could lead toward other complications down road like blindness if left untreated long enough.

How can you help your cat regain sight after an eye injury or surgery?

If your cat is experiencing vision loss after an injury or surgery, there are some steps you can take to help him regain sight.

First, it's important to keep your cat calm and relaxed. Try not to let him run around or jump up on furniture during this time; if he does move around, make sure his space is clear of obstacles so that he doesn't hurt himself further. It's also important not to let other pets near the injured eye; they may accidentally scratch or bite at it while playing with your cat!

Next, keep the injured area clean by gently washing away any discharge using warm water and soap (or an antibiotic ointment) every day until healed--this will help prevent infection while also keeping debris out of his eyesight so he doesn't bump into things as much while walking around trying to find his food bowl upstairs in his bedroom closet instead of down here where we usually put it. Since many cats have sensitive skin surrounding their eyes when scratched open during playtime with siblings/friends etc., applying numbing cream beforehand can prevent discomfort later on when removing debris manually instead of letting nature take its course via self-healing processes such as scabbing over wounds naturally occurring over time due to constant rubbing against walls, etc.

Restrict activities involving jumping onto high surfaces like countertops where people normally reach for food dishes placed above waist level height--this includes putting away dishes after eating breakfast each morning before heading out for work/schools where students may find themselves distracted by classmates asking questions about how well prepared we were ready mentally prepared beforehand knowing full well what happens next week when exams start up again after winter break ends early enough before spring semester starts up once again next year hopefully sooner rather than later depending upon whether we're able.


We hope that this article has helped you understand how to handle common eye problems in cats. If your cat does have an injury or infection, it's important to seek professional help immediately. The best way to do so is by taking them to a veterinarian who specializes in eye care for animals--this type of vet can help diagnose what's going on and prescribe the proper treatment plan based on their findings.

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