Help my Kitty !

Malaysia
February 7, 2007 3:49am CST
I have noticed my 9 months cat has a little fleshy colored goopy looking thing in the corner of her left eye by her nose. I tried looking it up but with no prevail.I tried to rinse it out with eye drops the vet gave me and I tried to gently wipe it out by rubbing her eye, but it won't come out. Maybe it's part of her eye. I don't have the money right now to take her to a vet if it's nothing important.Please help.
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• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
I have a 5 week old westie puppy, she has a couple of lumps around her bum .They dont cause her any problems . I have taken her to the vets and they dont know what they are . Just like your kitty problems, I also don't know what to do. So, any opinion?
@sarawaken (360)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
If you are looking for vets/hospitals then look on their website (below). Go to 'local rspca' on the l eft then 'your local rspca home'. on this page you can search for 'clinic/veterinary services' by your postcode. www.rspca.org.uk
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@sarawaken (360)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
Take her to the vet and do something!If you can't see anything obvious then you would have her back to another vets and insist that they investigate it now before it gets to be a major problem and causes her pain and you a large vet bill !
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@tomoko (36)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
The best thing to do is to see the nurse at the vets they cost nothing,or if you are in the PDSA catchment area take her there they will do everything for free if you can prove you cant afford it hope this helps.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
It can resolve on it's own, but comes back in most cases. It can be surgically repaired but most cats live quite contentedly with it.Sometimes it can get infected if it is being irritated or scratched so I would recommend NOT trying to wipe it out any more. Just kiss your kitties snout and love her.
• China
7 Feb 07
It is sometimes called cherry eye if you want to look it up. There is a link to an image below. Your cat does NOT have to have droopy eyes for this. My Kitty has it, it is common to the breed.
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• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
It could be a prolapsed 3rd eyelid.That looks like a rather blood red little structure in the corner of the eye.I do not know for sure about JRT's, but I know on many breeds this is common.
@sarawaken (360)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
It sounds as if it may be the beginning of a cherry in the eye. You may try looking that up, and finding what treatment is recommended for that. I know sometimes they resolve on its own, but other times they do need to be treated by a veterinarian.Good luck, and best Good luck, and best wishes to your pet!
• United States
8 Feb 07
i honestly don't think it is anything to worry about. It sounds like a cyst...however, if it changes, you need to get her in to see the vet.
@cabergren (1181)
• United States
8 Feb 07
When they get the gooy stuff in their eyes it usually means that they have some sort of infection. I think the only way to treat them is to take them to the vets and get some medication.
• India
7 Feb 07
well i think it may be polyp, or a small tumor in her eye, plz gethet of vet, it may be nothing or may be something, but why take chance?
@rakinitin (686)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I've never heard of that before but cats do have more than one set of eyelids. Three to be exact. I would suggest, if possible, to take the cat to a pet store, maybe an employee will recognize the issue and advise soemthing. Good luck
• United States
7 Feb 07
All the responses could be the cause it may also be a small cyst. I would have it checked by the vet as there are so many things it could be. Lots of luck to Kitty.
@rosie_123 (6116)
7 Feb 07
Cats have a third eyelid. It comes up to protect their eyes if they have an infection, or if they have been in a fight. Sometimes these eyelids just appear and stay there for no reason, especally in young cats. My kitten Lily, had both her third eyelids visible for the first few months of her life. The Vets said it was a virus that some yong kittens get which is totally harmless, and not contagious, and just goes away with tine. A trip to the Vets would be best thugh, just to put your mind at rest.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
if you love your cat i would strongly suggest tha you do not put anything on the cat because it might be an infection and may cause it to worsen.so. to be safe, bring her to the vet to make sure.it is very dangerous to ask because we really don't see the situation and our suggestion might aggravate the situation.do take care.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
After I think properly, I think it could be an insect bite, I had a cat that used to love to chase and catch bee's and he'd be swollen half the time but the dummy kept it and the bee's kept biting.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
If there is no way for you to go, try giving him benadryll. It is very safe.You need to find out what is causing the reaction, not only treat the symptoms.He could have bee sting, bite by a snake,could be algeric, spider bite.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
You should take your cat to a Vet.If your cat is having an allergic reaction this could block the eye sight.I don't knonw why you're on here rather than taking your cat straight to a Vet.Do it now before too late.