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My breastfeeding cat has a sore eye. She is keeping it close

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Hello , my breastfeeding cat has a sore eye . She is keeping it close and seems not clear insight , not bright like the other one
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. When did the cat's eye start hurting?
Customer: Today , before noon
JA: Does the cat ever go outside? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: She has 7 days to go outside and she doesn't take any medication
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Shera , she is 1 year and 3 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Shera?
Customer: That she is breastfeeding her 3 kittens . She gave birth 7 days ago
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Any one there?
Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Shera.

Does she have any sneezing, coughing or reduced appetite?

Any discharge from her eye?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
She seems ok
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
She has a wee discharge

Would a photo be possible please?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I will try now

Thank you.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
932;hank you doctor

Thank you.

I can see her 3rd eyelid is raised and she is squinting. There is a small amount of discharge which can be indicative of poor tear drainage or a bacterial infection.

The top consideration here would be a scratch from one of the small kittens which was done by mistake.

We'd also consider a viral infection, bacterial infection or foreign body under the eyelid (like some grit).

It is important she sees a vet who can stain the eye for any ulcers and flush it through.

She likely needs some topical antibiotics, which should not affect the kittens.

Try to prevent any rubbing and you can gently clean the eye with cotton wool and warm water.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you Doctor , I will try to find a vetenery near us !
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you for you help
Customer: replied 12 days ago.

Not at all and wishing the beautiful Shera all the very best.

If there is anything else, please let me know.

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