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What is the secretion from the eyes of cats?

 
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Last reviewed: 05.10.2018
 
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Cats are one of the most beautiful and cunning animals. Not a person chose a cat as a friend and lodger, but the cat chose it as a source of warmth, affection and, of course, food. Thus, this cute predator made his life easier and ensured his existence for many years. Cats even meow just for us, people, because they know how their pitiful "meow" acts on a person. We understand this perfectly, but it's so hard to get angry for such trifles on a soft fluffy lump. Moreover, the health of a pet is listed on the list of priorities of its owner. Is it not for this reason that we are so worried when we notice unusual discharge from the eyes of cats, even if the animal itself does not care? Is this the reason that makes us google the query, what are the associated allocations and what should be done when they appear?

Causes of the secretions from the eyes of cats

A domestic cat, she does not just live next to a person. In a short time the animal brought into the house becomes literally a member of the family. He is fed, surrounded by love, caress and care almost as much as a small child. Any changes in the behavior, well-being or appearance of a kitten or an adult cat cause anxiety among the owners.

We are used to the fact that the spout of the cat should be moist, and the eyes are dry (it's not for nothing that the saying "how a cat cried"). And as soon as we see the opposite situation, we immediately begin to worry. A hot dry nose in a cat that has long woken up, usually indicates an animal's unhealthy, increased temperature, intoxication. What are the damp eyes talking about in this case, and is it worth worrying about?

Many believe that a healthy cat can not have secretions from the eyes, because animals do not tend to cry. In fact, the animal's eye is washed with a tear, preventing the drying of the cornea, as well as the human. The liquid washing the eye is diverted through the tear duct to the nasal passages, so there are no traces left from it.

But under the influence of irritating factors, such as dust, smoke, pungent smell, pungent taste and even bright light. The number of tears may increase, and we will see damp eyes and wet streaks beneath them. Usually, after the effect of the stimulus ceases, the lacrimal gland is normalized and excretions cease.

But an alien object can also serve as an irritant to the eye. After its removal, lacrimation quickly stops, especially if the cornea has not been injured. Otherwise, lachrymation from the damaged eye can last several hours or days until the ulcer or scratch on the cornea is prolonged.

As an irritant can act and own eyelid, eyelash or its rudiment. Lachrymation in an animal (epiphora) can be provoked:

  • a turn or turn of the century,
  • incorrect eyelash growth (if it is turned inwards, it can permanently scratch the eye),
  • congenital defect, when the cat has not one but two rows of cilia,
  • the wrong location of the hair bulb in the conjunctiva.

In some cases, the owner of the cat can notice damp eyes and hair around them from freshly awakened animals. This phenomenon is usually noted after sleeping in Persian rock.

The flat muzzle and the snub-nosed flat nose, with which we are so touched, create some problems for the animal, disrupting the outflow of tear fluid due to the narrowing of lacrimal points, which are the inlet of the lacrimal canals. These animals also have a strong adherence to the eyeball of the lower eyelid, which, moreover, quite often can be wrapped inside, creating additional irritation to the eyes.

For all these reasons, a Persian cat can often see damp eyes, which is not a pathology at all. Rather, it is a feature of the breed.

What is considered normal for a Persian cat, for other breeds, may be a pathology. What congenital or acquired pathologies can cause increased lacrimation:

  • a decrease in the lumen of the tear ducts due to the inflammatory process, their blockage by purulent discharge,
  • congenital stenosis of lacrimal points or narrow tear ducts, unable to remove all accumulating fluid into the nasal cavity (in some cases, at birth of the kitten tear points may be absent altogether),
  • the ingress of small foreign particles into the lumen of the lacrimal canals, as a result of which there is a blockage of the tear ducts,
  • squeezing of the tear ducts with tumor formations,
  • trauma of the eye, as a result of which there was a malfunction of the suture system,
  • reaction to the allergen (yes, the animals can also be allergic to certain substances, and if the allergen is not removed, lachrymation will torment the animal regularly)
  • non-compliance with hygiene.

Regarding the last point, it is necessary to understand that animals are not able to clean their eyes cleanly, when a viscous secret consisting of a small amount of tear fluid and dust particles settling on it accumulates in the corners of the eyes. This composition can cause blockage of lacrimal ducts and cause inflammatory pathologies.

In small kittens, lachrymation is caused by an insufficient formation of the immune system. If they are in the early period are near the mother, she follows the hygiene of the eye of the baby and regularly lick them. If such a baby is taken from the mother, the hygiene of his eye should be watched by the owner.

In adult cats, risk factors are: irritation of the mucosa, defects in the structure and functioning of the eyelids, conjunctiva, tear ducts, eye trauma, as well as inflammatory and infectious inflammatory diseases of the eye, which are as characteristic of animals as humans.

Before you beat the alarm you need to observe the nature of the secretions and how long they last. If the detachable has no color (transparent) and lachrymation is observed for a short time, there is no cause for concern.

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Symptoms of the secretions from the eyes of cats

An animal is not a human being, and can not tell the owner in detail about its state of health. A cat as a small child who does not know how to talk will be anxious, mewling pitifully, perhaps combing his eyes with claws, or not reacting at all to the problem depending on his feelings about which we do not know anything. It is at these moments and should pay attention to the owner of the cat.

What else should attract the attention of a caring owner is the volume and nature of the secretions from the eyes of cats. If the inner corners of the eyes are slightly moist, the discharge is clear and liquid (semiliquid), and the animal shows no concern about this, then the person has no reason to worry. These are normal physiological discharges, caused by the need to moisten the eyes and clear them of dust and other irritants, which cause lacrimation.

Most often, the owners notice on the wool of the animal under the eyes a strip of brown color in place of the expiration of tears. Usually it is very noticeable on animals of white color or just a light color. At a cat of dark color such allocation from eyes will look or appear as black.

Whether it is worth worrying about these secretions, it's only the veterinarian who can tell exactly, because they can equally indicate an inflammatory pathology of a non-infectious nature, the presence of parasites in the body, the twisting of the eyelids, and the ingress of foreign particles into the tear ducts. Dark discharge from the eyes of a cat rarely have a connection with infectious diseases, but in this case it is not necessary to exclude tumor processes. Externally, neoplasms in the eyes and nose may not be visible, but squeezing the tear ducts, they interfere with the outflow of tears, and also can cause stagnation and inflammation of the lacrimal canaliculus (dacryocystitis).

But brown discharge from the eyes of cats can have a non-pathological character. In this case, they are most likely associated with improper feeding. Natural feline luxury and premium cat food usually does not cause the appearance of pigment in the tear fluid, which can not be said about the budget fodder and dishes from the hostel, which do not quite fit the animal. Improper nutrition, when a cat is given an unsuitable food causes digestive and metabolic disturbances, the microflora of the body suffers, there are problems with stool and urination. And it is not surprising if other physiological excretions also change their appearance.

The situation is even more complicated if two kinds of feed are mixed. Many owners like to pour inexpensive dry food into the home soup, which the cat eats without much pleasure, not realizing that special animal feeds and food from our table are incompatible. Now the plate will be empty, but here the cat's tears can change color to brown, and even red because of the disturbance of metabolic processes. So if the cat has red discharge from the eyes, then the cause is not necessarily a bleeding injury, which sometimes happens after feline battles. There is a high probability that the secretions are colored under the influence of food. On white fur, brown extracts may well appear pink or red.

Purulent discharge from the eyes of a cat indicates a disease of a bacterial plan (conjunctivitis, blepharitis, etc.) and can not help but alarm the host. Quite often, from the eyes of an animal, a transparent, colorless or slightly tinted liquid appears abundantly from the eyes of the animal, indicating a violation of the outflow of tears, but subsequently the discharge changes color to a yellowish or greenish, becoming cloudy and more dense. This indicates an infection. That is, initially the inflammation could have a non-infectious nature, as in the case of dacryocystitis, but due to stagnant phenomena in the accumulation in the cavity of the lacrimal canals, the pathogenic microflora began to multiply, which caused complication of the disease.

White discharge from the eyes of cats is not so frequent phenomenon, which, of course, will cause a lot of questions. But here the choice of options is not so great. With such secretions, doctors usually suspect feline flu. With viral infection, the discharge from the eyes of a cat can be transparent or cloudy with a whitish hue. Thus it is necessary to pay attention to other symptoms, such as:

  • deterioration of appetite or total refusal of food,
  • weight loss,
  • lethargy, drowsiness, lack of reaction to toys from an active and inquisitive cat,
  • change in the nature of breathing,
  • the appearance of discharge from the nose,
  • the presence of a rash on the oral mucosa,
  • excessive salivation without a cause.

For example, such a viral disease in animals, like calciviroz, proceeds with a decrease in activity and appetite in the animal, intense transparent secretions from the eyes and nose, the appearance of small red sores in the mouth, salivation, heavy breathing, sneezing.

Allocations from the eyes and nose in cats can also cause banal sinusitis, as in humans. At the same time, depending on the nature of the disease, the discharge will be mucous transparent (viral) or purulent (bacterial). Although often one does not exclude the other. A common characteristic symptom in this case will be sneezing due to irritation of the nasal mucosa. But you need to understand that such a symptom, together with lachrymation and runny nose, can be caused by allergens.

As you can see, it is quite difficult to determine the cause of the appearance of secretions from the eyes of cats not to a specialist. Moreover, even an experienced veterinarian can not always say immediately what causes tearing in an animal. With online consultation, even with a detailed description of all the symptoms, veterinarians do not undertake to diagnose, but only make certain assumptions and insist on a full-time consultation and examination of the animal. Are we right, non-professionals, to put the animal at random, to treat it at our discretion and put at risk of all sorts of complications?

Complications and consequences

Some owners, based on the assertion that cat's saliva has unique healing (antiviral and antibacterial) properties, are slow to take serious steps. They expect that licking their paws and rubbing her eyes, the animal itself can heal itself, as it heals scratches on the body and limbs. But with the same success, we ourselves could lick our wounds without resorting to medical treatment.

It's not the saliva of the animal, but its quantity and quality of treatment of the affected eye. A cat-mother is quite capable to cure conjunctivitis from her baby, regularly licking his eyes. In principle, this procedure is similar to washing the eyes with antiseptics. And spends her fluffy mommy on several times a day, in parallel strengthening the immunity of the kitten with mother's milk. The kitten itself can not take care of itself so much, and if the baby is not treated, there is a risk that it will lose sight. But very often such kittens just die.

Do not think that an adult cat who so carefully follows the hygiene of his fur, muzzles, paws and intimate places, can help himself in case of illness. Saliva on the paws will not be enough to thoroughly wash the eyes, and the cat is not able to clear the discharge well in the corners of the eyes. By the way, in viral pathology, the licking of the eyes will not facilitate their rapid cure, because the viral particles are contained in the saliva of the animal.

Moreover, if the disease causes pain or itching, an agitated animal can even hurt itself, scratching a sore spot with claws. This is fraught with eye trauma and the introduction of an infection that causes a complicated course of the inflammatory process and the appearance of purulent discharge from the eyes in cats.

Ignore abundant discharge from the eyes of a cat is impossible, but also do self-medication is also not necessary. Acting at random, not knowing the cause of the disease, is like wandering in the dark, until you cut your forehead. Well, if the problem turns out to be frivolous and washing with antiseptics will solve the problem. But in fact there is a danger to do worse if it is improper to wash eyes or use improper medicines. In this case, the cure does not occur, and the inflammatory process is prolonged, and sometimes even spreads to nearby areas of the eye (for example, from the lining of the eyelids to the cornea and further into the interior).

A non-cured inflammatory eye disease in most cases is complicated by the addition of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotic treatment. Otherwise, there is a risk of spreading the infection inside the body and damaging the internal organs by the same principle as in humans.

In addition, a long-lasting inflammation in the eye area is fraught with a decrease in the function of the organ of vision. The same cataracts and glaucoma can become the consequences of inflammatory processes, both in humans and in animals. And do not think that if a cat has a sensitive mustache, then vision means little to him.

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Diagnostics of the secretions from the eyes of cats

After we understood the danger of self-diagnosis and self-treatment, it's time to understand how the specialists of veterinary clinics conduct diagnostics, which should be addressed in case of animal disease. And after all, increased lachrymation and is a symptom of one of the diseases of the eyes or even of the whole organism. But even an experienced veterinarian is not so easy to understand the causes of excreta from the eyes of an animal without the help of a kitty or cat owner.

The owner first notices the suspicious discharge from the eyes of the cat. And on his care depends largely on how quickly and accurately the diagnosis will be made. After all, the animal is unable to tell about its grief and sensations. In addition, communication with a veterinarian for him represents a certain mental trauma, so the behavior of the animal will not in any way facilitate the diagnosis.

The first thing that a veterinarian wants to know when looking at an animal is how long ago the excretions appeared, what preceded this, what character and color had "tears" from the beginning, whether the behavior of the animal changed after the appearance of excretions. Also the doctor will necessarily want to clarify how the animal feeds and what foods are present in its diet, whether it has a good appetite and whether it has changed recently.

Further, if there are suspicions of various pathologies, the following may follow:

  • An examination of the organ of vision of a cat with the help of a head microscope,
  • delivery of tests and smears to bakposev (if suspected of infection),
  • ultrasound diagnosis (with suspected infections, oncological pathologies, eye injuries, cataracts),
  • X-ray of the eye (with suspicion of a foreign body in the eye or tear duct, eye trauma, tumor processes),
  • measurement of intraocular pressure (with suspicion of glaucoma),
  • test for patency of lacrimal canals with fluorescein and other studies

What kind of tests and studies will be assigned to the animal is decided by the doctor who conducts the diagnostic activities. Everything depends on the presumptive diagnosis and equipment of the veterinary clinic.

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Differential diagnosis

A very important role in the examination of a fluffy patient is assigned to differential diagnosis. If the appearance of excreta was preceded by a trauma to the eye, which the cat's owner claims to be, everything is more or less clear here, and it only remains to understand the location of the lesion (for example, a scratch can be on the eyelid, in the conjunctival sac or on the cornea) and its depth. In this case, for some time after the incident, the cat can have pink discharge from the eyes, due to the impurity of blood.

But the color of the discharge in this case is not an indicator, and if there was no injury, the cause may be non-infectious inflammation, mixing of feeds of different firms and categories, and allergies. And sometimes even a bacterial infection manifests itself that way. Do not exclude also the ingress into the eye or lumen of the tear duct of the foreign body, which causes severe irritation and small hemorrhages, which affect the color of the secret secreted from the eyes.

If all the symptoms, and in particular purulent discharge from the eyes of cats, indicate a bacterial infection, it is important not only to confirm its fact, but also to identify the causative agent of the disease, in order to prescribe effective antibacterial drugs.

It is also not easy with clear, colorless or brown discharge from the eyes. Even if this symptom is accompanied by reddening of the eyes, secretions from the nose, sneezing decrease in activity and appetite in the animal, it is impossible to say without special investigations and information about the circumstances of the onset of the disease what we are dealing with: a viral infection or a simple allergy. And clarify this question is necessary, because treatment in both cases will be different.

In this situation, it is worth paying attention to the nature of the secretions. Liquid discharge in the form of tears is more typical for allergies, and with a viral infection they become more viscous, similar to mucus

What other diseases can be accompanied by clear or brown secretions from the eyes and require careful examination of the doctor:

  • damage to the tissues of the eye by the foreign particles that have entered it,
  • a twist of the eyelids with subsequent irritation of the eye tissues,
  • trichiasis, which is characterized by an atypical location of hair bulbs in the zone of growth of the eyelashes,
  • catarrhal conjunctivitis or non-infectious inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye (with purulent bacterial conjunctivitis discharge have the appearance of yellowish or greenish thick mucus).
  • uevit, characterized by inflammation of the vessels of the eye,
  • keratitis, or inflammation of the horny layer of the organ of vision,
  • iridocyclitis, when the inflammation spreads to the iris of the eye.

If the disease proceeds almost asymptomatically, and only the discharge from the animal's eyes indicates it, it is just right to suspect a violation of the outflow of tears. But again, it can have several causes, and it will be necessary to understand them with the help of instrumental research. Sometimes the cause of the violation can be an inflammatory process, which is stopped with the help of medications, and in other cases a defect is detected, which can only be removed surgically.

An alarming factor with suspicion of oncology may be a sharp decrease in the weight of the animal against the background of a saved or slightly reduced appetite. If there is a violation of the outflow of tear fluid, there is a high probability of detecting a tumor in the area of the lacrimal canaliculus.

A certain hint in the diagnosis is given by the localization of the affected area. If one eye is weighed, then most likely we are dealing with his trauma, foreign body ingestion, bacterial inflammation (although there is a risk of his transition to the other eye). In viral diseases, most often, both eyes are watered, as well as with allergies, irritation from smoke or a sharp odor.

As we see, diagnostics of excretions from the eyes of a cat is quite a troublesome affair, but it depends on the correctness of the diagnosis that is made whether the prescribed treatment will be effective or will be useless and even dangerous.

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Treatment of the secretions from the eyes of cats

Treatment of secretions from the eyes in cats should be carried out in accordance with the diagnosis. The goal of any treatment is to eliminate the cause of the appearance of a suspicious symptom, regardless of how dangerous it is. After all, the same allergy, a foreign body in the eye, or defects in the structure of the tear-drop system, bring anxiety to the animal and prevent it from living a happy life.

In addition, where the moisture accumulates, dust and dirt settle, the microbes accumulate rapidly and multiply, which can be brought into the eye by the paw, causing its inflammation. For this reason, it is not worth to abandon the operation that will help to remove eye irritation caused by the foreign body entering the lumen of the lacrimal passages or by improper growth of the eyelashes, or restore the function of lacrimal points and tubules, even if the lachrymation does not bother the pet.

If we are talking about the effect of allergens, the dust of microparticles caught in the eye of an animal, then the only effective way to combat them is washing the eyes. As a washing liquid, doctors recommend using purified or boiled water, saline, herbal tea, tea brew. As for medicinal herbs, it is better to brew chamomile, because it has a good anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect, necessary for irritation.

As an antiseptic, you can use solutions of furacilin, potassium permanganate (manganese), boric acid. Half a cup of water should take 1 tsp. With a slide of boric acid in powder or 1 tablet of furacilin. As for potassium permanganate, special care must be taken with it. The solution should be light pink color without grains floating in it. Use a solution of manganese can only after the complete dissolution of the powder.

Do not use cold or too hot liquid. Ideally, the washing solution should be warm. For the procedure, it would be good to store cotton wool discs or prepare dense cotton wool swabs, but it is impossible to touch dry eyes with the cotton wool to the eyes of the animal, so as not to damage the cells of the eye due to sticking. Cotton buds, although they seem more comfortable, but can easily injure the eye of a twitching animal, so it is not recommended to use them for eye treatment.

Since we are talking about washing the eyes to remove the irritant and possible infection, we do not just rub the eyes of the animal, but squeeze out the liquid from the moistened swab into the eyeball and let it wash the cornea, the area after the eyelids, and the conjunctiva. If it is not a serious pathology, this will be enough.

If the secretions are dense and sticky or there is a discharge of pus from the eyes, with the help of antiseptics and anti-inflammatory solutions we perform medical and hygienic procedures somewhat differently. When the ciliated cilia moistened in a solution with a cotton swab, it is easy to squeeze the cat's eye on the line of growth of the eyelashes, starting from the nose several times until we remove the sticky crusts, and then rinse the eye completely.

If not only the cilia, but also the eyelids, which happens with blepharitis or strong souring of the eyes, are coalesced, one should not try to forcefully open the eyes of the animal. It is necessary to drip a warm antiseptic solution on a closed eye, or hold a moistened cotton swab on the eye, so that the dried out depletion becomes depleted, and the cat itself could open the eye. After that, rub and rinse the eye from mucus and pus.

By rubbing cat eyes, we try to use a separate swab for each eye, and it is better to prepare several tampons for each eye to avoid the spread of infection to healthy tissues.

It should be understood that the washing procedure, like other medical manipulations, is unlikely to please the pet. In addition, many cats do not have a love for water and are afraid of even the simplest water procedures. It's possible to explain your good intentions indefinitely for a long time, but he still will not sit at attention while washing, he'll have to be held tightly by his paws or even swaddled, so that the animal does not hurt himself and others.

If the animal is calm, there is a chance to cope on its own. Otherwise, it is better to call for help from other family members or carry out manipulations in the conditions of a veterinary clinic.

It is not difficult to guess that with infection of the eyes, rubbing and rinsing are not the main procedures and do not provide a complete cure. They are conducted to prepare the patient's eye for the administration of the medicine. It can be anti-inflammatory, regenerating and antibacterial ointments and solutions in the form of drops, which are prescribed by the veterinarian after the study on the microflora. In severe cases, if the infection has gone into the body, systemic treatment can be prescribed: taking oral drugs and injecting antibiotics.

A few tips for using outdoor products:

  • Drops are most conveniently buried in the eye of the pet with a pipette, lifting the cat's head up and aiming at the eyeball.
  • Ointment slightly warmed up for the lower eyelid. To make it spread better, you can massage your animal's eyelids lightly, but do not get your fingers in the eye.
  • Even if the animal understands that you wish him well and are trying to heal, it will be difficult for him to cope with himself and patiently endure the torment. Therefore, any treatment procedures are also best carried out together, so that one person holds the animal, and the other handles his treatment.

Another important point is the observance of personal hygiene. Procedures should be carried out with cleanly washed hands. But you should try not to touch your naked eye with your bare hand. Do not touch your face and eyes at this time, because infectious diseases are very contagious and can easily go to humans. After the end of medical manipulations, you need to wash your hands with soap and wipe with antiseptic.

If the cat's eye is peeling off because of an insect or other small but not sharp particle that has fallen under the eyelid, it can be removed by the cat owner himself, using a twisted cotton disc and antiseptic solutions. Do this carefully so as not to harm the animal. If the owner is not sure of his abilities or if the removal of the foreign body has not brought relief to the animal (the eye continues to water, blushed, hurts and the animal is worried), it is necessary to seek medical help.

Prevention

Eyes - an organ that allows animals and people to navigate well in space. A person knows how important it is to protect his organ of vision, but it is not capable of transmitting this knowledge to an animal. Cats on the instinctive level also try to avoid damage to the eye, but they are predators, and hunting excitement sometimes leaves no place for caution. With this we can not fight, but we can try to prevent many eye diseases in seals.

For example, eye washing can be considered not only a curative, but also a preventive procedure that helps purify the mucosa from dust and allergens and prevents the reproduction of a bacterial or viral infection. This procedure is especially important for rocks with flattened muzzles, which have problems with outflow of tear fluid. For example, the Persian beauties, who because of the characteristics of the breed are very fond of "crying", eyes should be wiped regularly as morning cleansers. In the mornings they have the most active lacrimation.

If the cat has slightly podkisili eyes or fur on the corners of the eyes brown solid crusts have accumulated, it is necessary for the prevention of rubbing the corners of the eyes and the place under them with fleece soaked in antiseptic. Ugly brown streaks under the eyes do not need to try to remove improvised means. For these purposes, a special lotion is provided in veterinary pharmacies (for example, a tool called "Beaphar Sensitiv").

It should be understood that not all the drugs used to treat humans are suitable for animals. Before applying the medicine to treat your pet, you need to consult a veterinarian. In specialized pharmacies and veterinarians there are many medicines intended especially for our smaller brothers. These are the preparations that should be given priority, since you have taken upon yourself the duty of caring and loving the animal. For ourselves, we do not buy veterinary drugs.

To help prevent many dangerous diseases in animals, including some eye diseases, not only hygiene procedures help, but also vaccination, which should be carried out at the appointed time, especially if the cat walks on the street or contacts with homeless animals. But even pets to the marrow of animals are not immune to 100% of the various infections and viruses that we, the owners, can easily bring from the street on clothes or shoes. This suggests that all animals should be vaccinated regardless of their habitat.

Avoiding allergies and falling into the eyes of animals and people of dust will help to maintain cleanliness in the home and hygiene of the eye. A good service will also be the humidification of the air in the room, which will be useful for both the respiratory system and the eyes.

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Forecast

Speaking about the prognosis of diseases in which there is increased lacrimation, it must be said that timely and competent treatment (medical and surgical) restore normal outflow of fluid, remove inflammation, stop the spread of bacterial infection. If it is not a serious eye injury or neglected purulent inflammation, in almost all cases it is possible to save the cat not only the eyes, but also the vision.

The worst prognosis is with deep injuries of the eyeball, neglected forms of inflammatory diseases, especially bacterial ones, as well as self-treatment without explanation. Maybe someone will find this strange, but the speed of recovery of the animal is influenced by the attitude of the owner to the illness of the pet. If a sick cat causes host dislike and disgust, she feels it and experiences the same psychological trauma as a rejected child. It is clear that the treatment of such an animal can be delayed for a long time.

If there are more than one fuzzy in the house (forgive us the sphinxes for a pebble in their garden, but they are also affected, as well as any other seals), the sick animal has to be isolated from the rest. This helps prevent infection of other pets in the case of an infectious disease and protect the sick cat from obsessive caresses, excessive care or dangerous games of other apartment dwellers, which only exacerbate the suffering of the caudate patient. But you need to understand that the sick pet will miss his friends, so he needs more love, affection and care, and not only necessary treatment and various goodies.

By themselves, the discharge from the eyes of cats does not pose a particular danger to the animal, in contrast to diseases that can hide behind them. For the owner of the cat, they should serve as a signal of danger, unless, of course, we are not talking about the characteristics of the breed with increased lacrimation. Persian cats with their wet eyes do not need to be healed or altered, they need to be loved as they are.

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