Originally Posted by chloe3404
No, she has not seen a vet because of this. I would only take her to the vet if it was my last option and everything else I tried had not worked. That is why companies make pet eye wash products, so that the owner can use them first without rushing to the vet to try to fix something that can possibly be fix by a simple solution. I just want to know what is the best name brand or type of product that is best for something like watery eyes.
I disagree! These are eyes we're talking about. Two chances to mess up and your pet is blind. IMO, any eye squinting that goes on longer than a few hours is definitely cause for a vet visit. Like other posters have said, unless you have a history of this problem and know what it is, there are so many things that can cause this that are treatable/manageable if seen early...herpes, chlamydia, he may need a lacrimal duct flush, or it could be something as simple as allergies but there's only one way to find out. And, in some cases, if your home diagnosis is wrong - your treatment may exacerbate the problem.
To put it into perspective, my cat two months ago was fine one minute, squinting and watery eyed the next. Went the the vet the very next day...skip ahead two months and he is now recovering from a keratectomy surgery because of a corneal sequestrum. It was THAT serious, and I went to the vet immediately! Imagine how much worse it could have been if I'd waited...