Cat care question

@Kalachia (230)
United States
July 2, 2007 1:01am CST
My oldest girl cat recently had a litter of kittens, and one of them is having trouble keeping their eyes open. There's always this gunky stuff around the eyes, and nothing I've done has helped, and that includes using eyedrops to clean them out, and constantly cleaning around the eyes. Can anyone give me any tips or anything? I'd really appreciate it.
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@luvcatzzz (208)
• United States
2 Jul 07
JUST want to add my vote to a visit to the vet... i'm dealing with this exact same thing right now, and it's an eye infection. got some creme and we're putting that in twice a day and we're getting better. it won't go away and in fact, the eye will close and pus will get under the lid and cause the eye to go blind... happened to some stray kittens i took in once and this had already happened before i was able to get it calmed down ... thankfully it was only one eye on each of them and not both... they're ok now! :-D good luck with this!!!!
@Kalachia (230)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Thanks for the advice. I'm glad your kitty is doing better, and soon mine will be too.
• United States
6 Jul 07
I definitely agree that you should take them to the vet. It may be serious, and that's the last thing a cat lover would want for their pets. It may be a bit expensive, but it'll be worth it.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Could be an eye infection. I think a trip to the vet is in order. If it is an eye infection that can give you an antibiotic cream for the eyes. I just got finished treating my 13 week old kitten for an eye infection.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
Kittens eyes open naturally by themselves at about 10 days old. If they are in this age you should NEVER touch them or force them open. This will cause major problems and blindness. If they are older then maybe a trip to the vet might be order to make sure that there are no problems and they can prescribe the right medicine.
• United States
2 Jul 07
take it to the vet or try keeping his eyes washed off with a little warm water