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Cats are extremely territorial animals. Most of the fights break out when territory is contested. Once territory is established, they no longer fight. Cats doing small excursions to other's territory leave quickly if enemy is sighted. For example, my cat has territorial dispute with one other cat over next garden. Our garden is obviously my cat's so a fight ...


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I would second Yvette's advice for you to get a second opinion. You should also be able to call your vet and ask for clarification, if the treatment plan they gave does not make sense. Obviously we only know what we can see in the photos and what you have told, so your veterinarian likely had good reason for trying to treat this medically. However, with ...


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The eyelids open at about 9 to 14 days. So your kitty is at the right age for it. In the When Do Newborn Kittens Eyes Open? at Vetinfo, it is given that: Kittens' eyes are undeveloped and overly sensitive to light when they are first born, so their bodies keep their eyelids tightly shut. So you should not rush the eye-opening process or prod at a kitten'...


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They need to see a vet, chances are it's feline rhinotracheitis which can cause some issues with eyes (we see this a lot in our cats from the SPCA), it could also be an eye infection which would require antibiotic eye drops. Only way to know and treat is by taking them to a vet.


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Looks like his nictitating membrane (the "third eye lid") is inflamed. You should go to the vet for several reasons: Get some antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops to treat the current inflammation. Eye drops work better than antibiotic pills, because the active substances cannot be transported very well from the blood stream into the eye. I think vets ...


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The area does probably have more blood vessels than the rest of the iris of the eye, so it is nothing to worry about; it does not look inflamed or anything. I once had a cat with a birthmark on her iris; it did look like a hole in the iris (it was only a dark area). The irises of mammals are all different and can be used to identify each individual animal or ...


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The eye of your cat is cloudy, that much is clear. But there are different types of cloudy eyes. A cataract is "only" a cloudy lens and can be treated by an operation. A cloudy cornea affects the (usually transparent) skin of the eyeball and covers the pupil and iris. This is what your cat has and there is no appropriate home care. You should get ...


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The best thing you could do is get all them checked by a vet. Given your situation, you should have a look at I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options? As a first aid measure, I can recommend mixing "artificial tears" to rinse the eye. Please read here for detailed instructions. I would advise mixing smaller batches, but you need a ...


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I think it is best to take the cat to another vet if the treatment does not work in 3-4 days. The medications given against an allergic reaction are dexamethasone and prednisolone, and these have an anti-inflammatory effect too, to reduce the swelling. Si-Fixim is a broad spectrum antibiotic, so it will help if there is an infection going on. Chloramphenicol ...


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Many stroke patients or folks who have contracted Bell's Palsy lack the ability to close their (affected side) eye completely, and it does lead to problems with dryness, irritation, and at worse, ulceration. The treatment is to put a small amount of a minimally medicated opthalmic ointment in their eye every night at bedtime, then closing their eyelid ...


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Entropion is a disease of the eyelid. In itself, it does not cause blindness. The inward rolling lid can over time cause damage to the cornea (surface of the eye). This damage to the cornea is the primary reason it can be painful. Certainly blindness could be a result of chronic damage and scarring to the cornea. If there is untreated entropion, even in a ...


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I would mostly worry about the diseases and death of your cat. If you feel that it is necessary, then call animal control to pick up the other cat (if it isn't yours). If you know the owner of the other cat, then explain to them that their cat is attacking yours and ask them to restrain it. If you don't know the owner of the other cat, then just go ahead and ...


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There is a chance that your pup came into contact with a branch while he was out and about, leaving a small bruise by his eye. There is also a chance that this is a birthmark which went unnoticed -- he was much smaller then and the mark would have been as well. I don't think you should obsess over it, but if you notice any changes, ask your Vet for their ...


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Bulldogs are also predispositioned to having allergies. It's possible he's having a mild allergic reaction to his food or it could be related to environment (plants he's getting into, grass, pollen, ragweeds). If it's in combination with eye puffiness, redness, swollen lymph nodes, OR if the discharge changed in color from black/brown to greenish yellow, or ...


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I have a staffy puppy and recently took her to the vet for eye discharge and this is what he told me: If the eye gunk is yellow it's a general sign of conjunctivitis or infection. This is not uncommon and generally nothing to stress too much about. Dogs can pick it up from long grass, other dogs, anywhere really. If it's not yellow it could be allergies. If ...


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There are many causes of ocular discharge in dogs. There is no way anyone online can tell you the cause of the discharge. It could be a mild conjunctivitis, or there could be an infection. Given she is a brachycephalic breed, it's important to consider whether there is an underlying reason why she is having eye issues. Bulldog-type breeds are more likely to ...


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While it's a kind thought, I would definitely avoid medicating the stray cat yourself. If by chance the medicine you give him causes an allergic reaction or worse, he may run away and end up dying because nobody can catch him to save him. If you have a small animal carrier, you could place some sort of treat/food inside the carrier to catch him, with a ...


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First, please clean your cat's eye to prevent further infection. Next, comfort your cat and very lastly after making a comfy travel crate with cushions and some course of water to keep from hitting eye, and staying hydrated to fight whatever infection the cat has. Take the cat to get a second opinion like you would for a child.


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We went to a vet to ask. He said that we need to make a costly biopsy. As I did not really like or trust this vet, I went to another vet to get a second opinion. He said that he is convinced that it is just a skin pigmentation and that there is nothing to worry about. He also added that an biopsy would I followed this second advice. This was two years ago. ...


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Update: I gave him a shed hide a few weeks ago, I just forgot to mention that in the post. I will look at the resources you gave me, thank you very much. I am going to try some different food and take him to the vet. We took him before but the vet said it was "normal" for the geckos to refuse food for even months, but I will go again, get him ...


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If you already knew that he needs a shedding hideout and had problems shedding for a long time, why haven't you given him a suitable place to shed already? The way you describe his behavior, it seems he is not happy the way he lives. First of all, make sure his enclosure is well-suited for leopard geckos. Check that all parameters are accounted for, like ...


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I assume what you want to prepare is normal ("physiological") saline solution with 0.9 % mass concentration of NaCl, because that's what is used in such applications. Please note that I'm not a medical professional and this is not a medical advice. Anyone interested should absolutely do their own additional research and never blindly trust any ...


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Adding to the already good answers here, I'd say whether vet or physician, they should give sufficient, if not comprehensive, explanation of what they see in a patients state and about the treatment, and how to expect the healing process to go (if you are inclined to get that). I don't know about your vet and about the person who took your dog there, maybe ...


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See the vet. Maybe get a cone collar so he can't reach his eyes to scratch until the condition clears up. Does the cat have fleas, mites, ticks?


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Removal of Loa loa. This clip shows the removal of Loa loa from a human eye. The description in the video gives much detail. It’s possible this is what has affected your cat. A veterinarian visit is a must.


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Cats have vertical pupils as it helps them to hunt. As given in the site Why cats have vertival pupils Ambush predators, like many cats and snakes, were most likely to sport vertical-slit pupils, particularly when those animals were active at night. The reason for this correlation most likely has to do with the mechanics of the eye, Banks told Live Science....


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