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post #1 of 11
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My cat Chloe has a watery eye right now and she is slighty squenching her eye because of it. What is the best eye drops or eye wipes to get at like Petco or some other pet store to use to keep her eye clean and dry? Thanks........
post #2 of 11
has the watery eye been addressed by the vet?
post #3 of 11
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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.
post #4 of 11
OTC treatments are FINE if YOU KNOW what the true issue is ... No one here can give you experience or advice without knowing the real issue...

No online advice can replace direct veterinary intervention. If you suspect that your cat may be ill, please contact your vet immediately. You are welcome to look for advice in the health forum while waiting for that appointment, but never delay proper veterinary care waiting for Internet advice. Remember that cats, and especially kittens, are very adept in keeping pain to themselves and delaying treatment may cause irreversible damage.

The use of the WRONG product or wrong reason can cause blindness , death or other issues
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I know, I know. I got ya. She does not need to go to the vet, I am sure of that. Any changes or worsening of her eye, I would be the first person to rush her to the vet. The problem is again, just a watery eye. I am just looking for the best solution besides a vet visit right now to keep her eyes clean and healthy. Any kind of wipes or eyewash. I would not just put anything in her eye or use anything I found, just curious as to what others on the forum who are more experienced in cat care than I am would use in this situation. There is no redness, or aggrevation to her eye, just a tad runny.................
post #6 of 11
try just wiping it with a damp cloth and seeing how long it takes to start again.. Unfortunately a watery eye is a main symptom is 7 things off the top of my head which is why a vet would be who I would call on
post #7 of 11
You can always call your vet and ask them. I’m not sure how good your vet is but I had an amazing one in Toronto that I still call LOL. I tell him I don’t have much money to spare, tell him the symptoms and he recommends things to me. It’s worth a try, my Vet just may be being nice to me since he is the greatest.
post #8 of 11
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Ok, I just called my vet and sault out info about an allergy shot. I think I am going to take her to have the shot. She does sneeze every now and then and the watery eye thing is not the first time she has had it.
post #9 of 11
If the discharge is clear, she's probably just having an allergic reaction to airborne allergens. Just wipe the eye with a soft cloth.
post #10 of 11
My 12 year old Cat (also Chloe ) was taken to vet yesterday with weeping eye. I was told her tear ducts are blocked.

I was given some eye drops (maxitrol) and told to wipe her eye with salt water (cool boiled).

She seems a lot better already .
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by chloe3404 View Post
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...
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