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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:22   #1
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Unhappy My Cat has eye gunk - weird :/

Hi there,

I have two domestic short hair cats. One male and one female. The female cat always seems to have eye gunk every day. Which normally is fine, as its like what we humans have in the mornings. You know the dried up stuff in the corner of your eye, or its like erm stringy bogey type before it dries. Thats all ok i guess. But recently the female cat has got these brown stains in that corner of her eye. Its like she either rubbed the stuff into her fur, or like she’s had some powder in her eye and her tears are bringing this browns stuff out.. Does it seem like she has an eye infection?

Im pretty sure she hasn’t like breathed at a bag of cement as they are rescue cats and are afraid of everyone apart from my family. So when they go outside they only sit on the fence or hang around in our gardens right next to us for 20 mins tops (or until someone comes out). But none of the gardens have any powdered substance like cement bags in there.

So the next thing im thinking is the litter tray.... we use the Otto stuff from lidl. They seem to like it the best. They hate catsan or the weird stoney stuff and don’t seem to like the paper stuff. Sometimes from this litter stuff there is fine powder at the bottom which is also this weird browny grey.

She’s about 4.5 years old (human years) Umm i think thats all the info i can think of. What do you think? Does she need a trip to the vets or just monitoring?
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:24   #2
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Go to the vet just in case.

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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:24   #3
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Give the vets a ring see what they think.
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:26   #4
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My cat has occasional eye gunk, and she regular goes for checkups at the vets and the vet doesn't mention it. I think it is just part of being a cat, like we humans get sleep dust in our eye.

I wouldn't worry. Alternatively, pics...?


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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:47   #5
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my cat gets this. Was a concern when she was a kitten but now there isn't really a problem. Better to be the safe though and give a quick ring round the vets
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:55   #6
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:57   #7
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My dog gets that occasionally, for him íts allergy stuff. If hes been in the hay or long grass he can get it, so it might just be the start of spring kicking off thats causing your cat to have a reaction.
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:58   #8
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Sounds normal, cats suffer from eye 'gunk', some more than others.

Wouldn't worry about it, take her into the vet to be on the safe side though, may give you some eye drops etc to sort it if it is an infection.
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:59   #9
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Sounds like conjunctivitus.

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Old 19th Feb 2008, 13:00   #10
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my cat gets this. i dont think its anything to worry about, we just clean his eyes now and again

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:12   #11
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Hi all here's a pic..
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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:13   #12
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Yeah, that is normal. Nothing to worry about, most cats get it.
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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:23   #13
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where is the said gunk?

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:28   #14
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My cats used to get it quite a bit. A bit of warm water on a tissue/cotton wool and wipe it away.

I think it's caused by them not washing properly, likely if they are rescue cats (mine were).

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:29   #15
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My Cat has eye gunk - weird :/
Sounds like you've been moisturing their eyes too much.

Seriously though, take her to a vet if you're worried.


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Old 21st Feb 2008, 16:29   #16
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most animals get it

sheepdogs get it really bad because when they run all the time it hardens to their face :0

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 21:37   #17
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oh ok thats cool, it was just weird, as its usually either dry or bogey type. this type is like smudged in.. im nervous taking her to the vets as last time it took me nearly 25 HARD minutes to get her into the travel box thing. i was covered in sweat lol. my cats are scared of everyone who aint my familly as they are rescue cats.

Ill just swing by and ask them with this photo lol.
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Old 21st Feb 2008, 21:45   #18
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Nice kitty

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 22:17   #19
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Not a big deal at all. If your cat is placid and you're careful, you can get it out with your fingernail easily enough. Probably no need though, as the cat will clean it out itself sooner or later.

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Old 21st Feb 2008, 22:17   #20
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one of the cats i had before started having brown rings around her eyes with a load of gunk.

it turned out to be an after effect of when she had cat flu as a kitten she had that small problem till the day she died.

very nice kitty btw
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Old 21st Feb 2008, 22:19   #21
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Hi, Our cats got this before, we went to the vets and they said use a teabag so warm it and then get your cat and rub it. We have found this has really worked. Hope your cat gets better soon!
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Old 21st Feb 2008, 22:38   #22
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hehe thanks yes she is cute, kinda like Felix off the adverts


i got a video uploaded of Holly and Timmy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWtxrViSK7o

its like a romantic scene from a film especially @ 31 seconds in ^_^
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Old 22nd Feb 2008, 00:21   #23
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hehe cool video my 2 black and white brothers (about 2 year old) do stuff like that some times but not for the length of time your's do by the end of the video mine would be kicking crap out each other play fighting

got a tabby female as well thats about 15-16 year old but she went blind with high blood pressure before that she used to hold her own against the young ones (gotta keep her in a seperate room now as the younger ones seem to detect her disadvantage and annoy her if they get in same room )
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