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I have noticed a white like film in the corners of both eyes. I was told that the clinical diagnosis of no cancer was being made based on the fact that the “freckles” in Jules’ eye were flat, light colored and not extending to the furthest most points. After collecting coronavirus from FIP positive cats in suburban Washington, DC, they came to the conclusion that there existed a strain of wild coronavirus in their area that was much more likely to cause FIP than other strains (a hot strain of virus [ref]). Around 85% of cases will heal after this procedure, whilst the rest will need repeat procedures or a specialist procedure (a keratectomy) where the whole top corneal layer is removed. Foreign bodies embedded in the palpebral conjunctiva or the nictitating membrane can cause persistent irritation and ulceration. However, it can cause recurrent painful sores and can be severe for people with suppressed immune systems. Animals that have this disease can spread it to other animals, even if they appear healthy.

In most cases, the cause of glaucoma is not determined. This could be what happened with Pickles – he may have had that virus hanging on since he was a tiny kitten. My cat just caught it at the vet while boarding there for another problem. Hypertension raises blood pressure throughout your cat’s body. The best way to prevent URI is with vaccination. Most  veterinarians believe there’s not a lot you can do once your pet has developed  cataracts, other than surgery. Learn how to get cats infections upper respiratory tract and how to treat a cold in cats.

Do you like this article? Pets, of course, are susceptible to tummy problems – probably because they’ll eat just about anything when you’re not looking. Friars Balsam in boiling water: put your cat in a well ventilated container such as a plastic laundry basket upside down. The majority of cats that contract rhinotracheitis show mild eye and upper respiratory tract symptoms that pass within 10-20 days if the cats are otherwise healthy. How do you like to be called? Pulmonary emboli (blood clot in the lungs) – can cause inflammation in the lungs and subsequently compromise lung function. More than 90 percent of canine patients regain normal vision after the surgery, says Pirie.

The feline herpes virus is very contagious among cats, so keeping your pet away from strange cats will go a long way to protecting him from infection. This little one had a scratch on the outside of her eye also (it looks like another cat scratched her while playing), and the eye was watery, but not goopy, and she was pawing at it like it was annoying her. Chlorpheniramine is not for cats who are acting sick. Humans can develop this and so can cats. It is a cat-only virus, so it’s not possible for anyone with two legs to catch it! Common cause of cold symptoms. Unfortunately the available vaccines do not provide good protection against these respiratory diseases in either kittens or adults, but they should prevent more serious disease from infection.

posted by neutralmojo to Pets & Animals (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite Something I learned recently is that a cat who’s had an upper respiratory infection at one point in their lives can become carriers for the rest of their lives. This is when the third eyelid becomes red and inflamed. Ever wonder why cats have a vertical elliptical pupil in the dark? Virus is shed through discharge from an infected cat’s eyes, nose, or mouth. Original review: When one of my chickens (a pet as much as my dog or cat) suddenly lost all sight for no reason I’d given up hope. Superficial corneal scraping is usually adequate to obtain a diagnosis, which is confirmed by the presence of eosinophils under light microscopy. Spontaneous uveitis is often granulomatous, characterized by nodular lesions within the iris stroma and altered iris coloration.

She has such EXTREME anxiety, she either needs anesthesia or to be zipped up in a bag in order to be looked at. To diagnose the problem, a veterinarian will measure tear production, stain the eyeball to look for corneal ulcers (a scratch on the cornea) and check the pressure inside the eyeball to screen for inflammation or glaucoma. This should prevent more serious eye issues. Does anyone know whether we can get it ourselves from the cats? Your kitty may have a common problem – an upper respiratory infection. The cat Fiona and her adoptive brother, Max, were kept in a spacious but separate section of the house. This morning I noticed that my cat was squinting one of his eyes a little bit, but just a little bit.

In order to get this kind of infection, a cat mustreside in the same home as an infected cat or share the same owner, toys, food bowls or litter boxes.