What can cause tears in a cat? There are a lot of such factors:
Some cats have a peculiar structure of the skull, with a short lacrimal canal. For example, this is observed in Persians, British, exotic short-haired breeds. Experts say that this state is normalized by about one-year-old animal, when the bone system stabilizes. However, in some cases, this sign remains in the cat for life.
Often, cats - especially those who have access to the street, experience mechanical damage to the organs of vision. This can occur after a cat "showdown", when "hunting" for birds or rodents, in contact with sharp branches or other objects.
The cat is not less susceptible to allergies than people. Allergies can occur for almost the same reasons as people: when they eat allergenic food, when they inhale dust or pollen, when they come in contact with detergents, chemicals. As a result, tearing of allergic conjunctivitis develops.
Not alien to cats and burn eye damage. So, a cat may well “stick his nose” in a solvent or alkaline solution, in acid, etc. It is not necessary for aggressive liquid to get into the eye of an animal. Sometimes there is enough solution vapor to make tears flow in the cat.
Both worms and fleas can cause tears in cats. This is due to the specific response of the organism.
Conjunctival inflammation may be caused by viruses, fungal or microbial infections. In addition to conjunctivitis, the development of blepharitis, tumors, etc. Is not excluded.
Sometimes the discharge of tears occurs in newborn kittens that still do not know how to care for themselves, and also have a weakened immune system. In addition, the discharge of tears in adults is possible if the animal walks outside in windy or frosty weather.