One eyed cat

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    One eyed cat

    I have a 4 year old, one-eyed cat.  His remaining eye tends to run all the time and he sneezes constantly.  I'm so concerned that he will get a major infection and lose his other eye. 

    Could this be a dust allergy or something more serious?  My vet just brushed me off last time I asked...but I had just cleaned off his eye with a damp cloth the same day.
     
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    Re: One eyed cat

    As an owner of 2 cats presently and more before them, this does not sound normal at all.  I can't stress enough to get a second opinion.  Any vet that brushes off your concerns is not looking after the best interest for your cat.  Please let us know how your dear pet makes out.

     
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    Re: One eyed cat

    Answer by Dr. Martin Coster of Angell Animal Medical Center's Ophthalmology Service:
    It sounds like your cat may be suffering the chronic effects of feline herpes virus. This infection causes sneezing and ocular and nasal discharge, and can sometimes cause other problems with the eye. Other diseases (for example allergies or bacterial infections) can also look the same. There are medications that can help, however establishing an accurate diagnosis is the first step. Usually, an examination and a few tests by a veterinarian, or a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology, is all that is required. As an owner of a one-eyed cat myself, I agree that it is vitally important to keep the remaining eye as healthy as possible!
     
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    Re: One eyed cat

    I have a cat who lost an eye due to a herpes infection like the Angell vet describes.  A week after I adopted him, his remaining eye started leaking green discharge and he sneezed a lot; I was very concerned.  After taking him to a vet ophthalmologist to get him evaluated, I have been able to keep his herpes under control with lysine supplements, which is very cheap!  Good luck with your kitty!
     
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    Re: One eyed cat

    Agreed, if your vet brushes off your concerns, find one who doesn't. If, as Dr. Coster mentions, it is feline herpes, there is an easy way to keep it under control. I give my cat Vetri-Lysine Plus chews, 1 in the morning and 1 at night. She loves them. They are an amino acid supplement that helps the immune system and thus keeps the herpes under control. I started using the chews at my vet's recommendation. I was skeptical until I saw that it worked and my cat no longer has discharge from her eyes. You can get the chews on Amazon.com, usually for cheaper than at the vet's office.
     
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    Re: One eyed cat

    I was also adopted by a one eyed cat who lost her eye (so I was told by the pound) due to an infection that was not cared for.  She has been seen by my vet on subsequent occasions when she too had similar symptoms or sneezing, watering and or mucus.  Fortunately, the symptoms have mostly passed, but the sneezing comes and goes.  The vet said we had an option for removing the other duct if things got worse or infection set in.  You also want to watch closely to make sure infection doesn't get into the teeth.  Good luck and find a vet your comfortable with.

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    I have a 4 year old, one-eyed cat.  His remaining eye tends to run all the time and he sneezes constantly.  I'm so concerned that he will get a major infection and lose his other eye.  Could this be a dust allergy or something more serious?  My vet just brushed me off last time I asked...but I had just cleaned off his eye with a damp cloth the same day.
    Posted by stacy-b


     
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