Cat Eye Care
The proper cat eye care can help prevent many common feline eye problems. The first step is to check your cat’s eyes regularly. Healthy eyes should be clean, clear and slightly moist. The following symptoms may be indicative of an eye problem:
- Cats paws constantly at her eyes
- Cloudy eyes
- Dry eyes
- Tear-stained fur
- Watery eyes
If you cat shows any of these signs, consult a vet immediately. If left untreated many minor eye conditions can develop into chronic and/or serious ailments.
Common cat eye problems
Here’s a list of some of the most common eye problems in cats:
Cat eye care tips
A healthy cat is a happy cat. And a happy cat means a happy human. The following tips will help you to keep your cat’s eyes in good health. Kitty will thank you!
- Check you cat’s eyes often. If you see any redness, swelling, discharge or change in eye color, consult a vet immediately. It is very important to treat an eye condition early. Unfortunately, many treatable eye problems can quickly develop into serious and/or chronic conditions, and many of these conditions can lead to loss of vision.
- Keep the eye area clean. Make sure you remove any mucus around the eye. Mucus can be a breeding ground for bacteria which in turn can cause an eye infection. Pet wipes are a great tool to help you with this task. You can find pet wipes at almost any pet store.
- Keep chemicals and other hazardous substances away from your cat. Also, fumes, smoke and dust can easily affect your cat’s eyes.
- If you have to bathe/groom your cat, make sure that no shampoo and/or soap gets into your cat’s eyes. You can protect the eyes by using drops or ophthalmic ointments. This will prevent any substances from irritating the eyes.
- If your cat suffers from allergies or a respiratory disease, make sure you clean any discharge. This measure can help to prevent the development of any infections.
- Kittens are especially susceptible to eye infections and respiratory diseases, so always monitor any changes in their eyes and keep their eyes clean.
- If you have a long-haired cat, make sure that the eye area is clear and clean. If necessary, trim any excess hair. Do use a trimmer with blunt edges. Be careful not to nip or injure your cat in any way. If you think you cannot perform this task safely, take your cat to an experienced pet groomer.
- Make sure your cat has all her vaccinations. Many eye problems are caused by viruses than can easily be prevented by a vaccine.
Cat eye care products:
Here are a few products that can help you with your cat’s eye care. These items are brought to you in affiliation with Amazon.com.
The information presented here is for educational purposes only. Always consult a vet if you believe your cat is sick and/or has an eye condition.
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