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post #1 of 13
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little kya gets crusty ones a lot, i usually have to wipe them off the corners of her eyes once or twice a day, is that normal or are her eyes tearing too much or something?
post #2 of 13
phoebe gets that too but i'm told it's normal for older cats. might be safe to check with your vet though first to rule out anything serious.
post #3 of 13
What does it look like? Normal "sleep crusties," as far as I've seen, are easily removed and are often sticking just barely to an eyelash at the inside corner of the eye. My kitten Eve has a URI and her only visible symptom (other than slight lethargy for the first few days) is a tiny bit of yellow mucous smeared under her eyes. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not because she's recently washed it off.

If I remember right, your cats are all pretty young, correct? URIs aren't unusual in kittens. If you think that the "crusties" are abnormal, and it does sound like a bit much, then you should have a vet look at her.
post #4 of 13
Good Question, I don't want to hikejack your post, but I have the samething with my Sarah (about 18 weeks old) it is once in awhile a little green stuff under her eye. It wipes away easily, but I assume it's just sleep? Or could it be more? I'm so paranoid!
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Originally Posted by Naturestee View Post
What does it look like? Normal "sleep crusties," as far as I've seen, are easily removed and are often sticking just barely to an eyelash at the inside corner of the eye. My kitten Eve has a URI and her only visible symptom (other than slight lethargy for the first few days) is a tiny bit of yellow mucous smeared under her eyes. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not because she's recently washed it off.

If I remember right, your cats are all pretty young, correct? URIs aren't unusual in kittens. If you think that the "crusties" are abnormal, and it does sound like a bit much, then you should have a vet look at her.
yes, kya is 3 months old. they look like a tiny dried flakes, just outside the inside corner of her eye and yes are very easily wiped away. they arent yellow or green. they kinda remind me of a teeny scab.
post #6 of 13
all of mine get eye boogies, to one extent or another. Chip's come away easily, but i do have to clean them every day. Cable's are the least noticeable, but she's also the one that gets washed by another cat Java gets a small amount that i clean every few days. Pixel's are the worst, & they also stain her white fur under her eyes. on her, i use Eye Envy to help keep the area clean. i've had a vet tell me her tear ducts were probably clogged, & that they could be cleaned the next time she was under anesthesia, but she hasn't needed any other surgery since then. check with the vet to be sure, but it's probably just something like that.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
yes, kya is 3 months old. they look like a tiny dried flakes, just outside the inside corner of her eye and yes are very easily wiped away. they arent yellow or green. they kinda remind me of a teeny scab.

that's perfectly normal for younger kittens. as old as 10 months are still learning to clean themsleves and will sometimes miss the face area. as long as it's a dried darker color and just flakes off i wouldn't worry too much. when it goes green/white/yellow/red, wet and gooey then you need to seek the vets.
post #8 of 13
I've noticed this week my Jasper has a lot of brownish eye boogers going on in his right eye. I have to wipe them about twice a day. He is about 2 1/2 years old. Should I be concerned?
post #9 of 13
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are they goopy?
post #10 of 13
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I've noticed this week my Jasper has a lot of brownish eye boogers going on in his right eye. I have to wipe them about twice a day. He is about 2 1/2 years old. Should I be concerned?
if it's strictly in one eye i would suggest taking him in to be seen. better safe than sorry! they will most likely giv eyou some drops or some antibioticsor maybe nothing! clean the eye with sterile cotton wool balls or pads with plain warm water. not saline or anything else just water. wipe from the outside in along the bottom lid. see if it clears up in a day or two if not take him in.
post #11 of 13
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are they goopy?
No, its more of a brown flaky thing in the corner of his eye. I wiped it out 3 times today.
post #12 of 13
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sounds like what my kitty has, should be fine then i think
post #13 of 13
so sorry to hijack but. . . .

ocicat_steph:

that photo as your avatar - is that ekaterina the russian blue kitty? she has her own web site. i could never forget that precious face.
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