General information on Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is a condition where the catís eye membrane becomes inflamed causing irritation and red eye. Serous Conjunctivitis is the milder form of this condition and can be caused by irritants such as dust, allergens, wind and cold weather. Eye discharge is clear and the membrane may become pink in color. Purulent Conjunctivitis is more serious and the eye will have discharge containing mucus or pus. This could mean a bacterial infection is present.
Symptoms of Conjunctivitis
Symptoms of Conjunctivitis may include eye discharge, red eye, pawing at eye, crusty eyelids and eyes are painful to touch.
Treatments for Conjunctivitis
Treatment will vary depending on the type of conjunctivitis. If it is the milder Serous type, then the eyes can be cleaned and irrigated with an over the counter solution.
If the eyes donít improve within a day, you may want to see your vet. If your cat has the Purulent type, then you should see your vet so you can get the correct antibiotics prescribed for your cat.
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