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post #1 of 11
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2 of Flowers kittens have eye gunkies to the point the eyes are being gunked closed,should i rush them to the vet?They are only 2 weeks old and it is not warm out yet so i do not want to take them out unless i need too.I have been cleaning them 4x a day with cotton balls and warm water it only takes a few swipes over the eye to get it open again.Any ideas on what can be wrong should i separate them from the rest of the litter,like in their own box just incase the rest catch it?
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Originally Posted by angelic00 View Post
2 of Flowers kittens have eye gunkies to the point the eyes are being gunked closed,should i rush them to the vet?They are only 2 weeks old and it is not warm out yet so i do not want to take them out unless i need too.I have been cleaning them 4x a day with cotton balls and warm water it only takes a few swipes over the eye to get it open again.Any ideas on what can be wrong should i separate them from the rest of the litter,like in their own box just incase the rest catch it?
I would take them to a vet,kittenscan fade very quickly.I almost have eye gunk with all my rescue kittens and most of the time it is a uri and they give me meds for it.Good luck and I hope you get t cleared up quickly (and none of the other kittens catch it)
post #3 of 11
I would take them in. Better safe than sorry
post #4 of 11
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I talked to the vet and i can not bring them in until tomorrow,So i will keep cleaning them for the night.I was hoping to not have to take them out until they need their shots and deworming and such but well what do ya do.
Other than the eye situations they are doing well(I can already tell the orange boys are trouble makers)2 weeks old and all they do is wrestle.
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I talked to the vet and i can not bring them in until tomorrow,So i will keep cleaning them for the night.I was hoping to not have to take them out until they need their shots and deworming and such but well what do ya do.
Other than the eye situations they are doing well(I can already tell the orange boys are trouble makers)2 weeks old and all they do is wrestle.
Thats great that they are doing well otherwise!!I also have some kittens right now (rescues) that are 6 weeks old and they too are into everything,wrestling and being mischievous!!lol
post #6 of 11
Oh, that happened to a couple of our kittens. Try using a medicine squirter to squirt water gently into the eye...it worked for us.
I hope they're alright!
post #7 of 11
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Unfortunately i could not get my little ones into the vet,we had a crisis with my foster dog but their eyes seemed to clear up just during the day.
post #8 of 11
Some eye gunkies are normal, but others are not. This article may help you determine what to do:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54375
post #9 of 11
I'm glad to hear that it's gone
post #10 of 11
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1 kitten still has the gunkies but it is not much.
post #11 of 11
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I talked to my vet on the phone today and since 1 of the kittens is sneezing i will be bringing the whole group into the vet,unfortunately i have to wait a few days for my appointment.The eye ickies seem to come and go.....The original kitten that had it is fine now and 1 of the black and white ones has it....and a kitten with no eye ickies is the one sneezing,They are confusing me so much.
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