For Mothers Day I got to bring home 2 kittens from my moms barn litters. A beautiful calico, we call her Cali but I might change her name to Luci(fer) cuz shes a little hellion...She just loves to play and climb everything. The other is a white kitten with grey and orange tabby mixed on the top of her head and tail. Her name is Trotter, after Jeremiah Trotter who plays for the Eagles. Dave picked that name out...However we are also bring other barn cats over to clean their eyes. They have been getting goopy eyes from being in the barn and they get crusty and closed when they sleep. Does anyone have experiance with cleaning them off. Someone said use tea bags and that will help but right now Im just using a wash clothe with warm water. We also gave them a bath with baby shampoo to clean them off. Thank god none of them have fleas or anything its just their eyes. They have all been to the vet because my moms bf thought it was distemper but its just dirty eyes. So far the calico is getting much better her eyes were still open this morning when we got up (she sleeps under the covers with Dave at night) Trotter never had problems with his eyes, but fluffernutter my moms baby was part of a litter that was neglected because his mom stopped feeding them so now we are trying to pork him up because he is literally all skin and bones. He eats really well tho. His eyes are the worst and everytime he sleeps they are closed shut when check on him. We have been keeping the kittens down in the basement in a room we closed off for them specifically. They are getting kitten milk supplement stuff, dry food which they were eating before we brought them home, and tuna in small doses to help Fluffernutter to get some fat to him. Anyone with ideas on how to help lil Fluffernutter and their eyes please reply...
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5/15/07 at 8:08am