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Quick Answers To Your Cat's Medical Symptoms
Monday 29th of May 2017



How To Apply Eye Medicines

To apply ointment:

First, your veterinarian may recommend that you clean the eye with artificial tears or a saline solution prior to applying the medication.

A warm compress with a warm cloth may be needed to remove crusty buildup on the eyelids.

Steady the catís head with one hand.

Pull down the lower eyelid to reveal the inner surface.

Rest the hand holding the ointment against the face of the cat. This allows your hand to move with the cat reducing the chance of injury.

Apply the ointment to the inside of the lower lid. Do not apply the ointment directly to the eyeball. This causes irritation and the cat may jerk its head.


To apply eye drops:

First, your veterinarian may recommend that you clean the eye with artificial tears or a saline solution prior to applying the medication.

A warm compress with a warm cloth may be needed to remove crusty buildup on the eyelids.

The eye drops are applied directly to the eyeball.

Place the hand hold the eye drops against the side of the catís face.

Tilt the catís head upward.

Add the drops to the inner corner of the eye.

Gently rub the eyelids to evenly distribute the medication.

Additional facts:

When using an antibiotic over a long period of time, your cat may be exposed to fungal infections or bacterial infections that are resistant to the antibiotics you are using.

If you are giving your cat antropine and some of the medicine gets into the catís mouth, your cat may foam at the mouth for a few minutes since it does taste very bad.

If you are giving your cat a drop to help with dilating the eye, you should keep your cat out of bright lights.


Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


 






The information contained on this site is for the sole purpose of being informative and is not and should not be used or relied upon as medical advice.
Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a feline medical symptom or medical condition.



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