Why Is My Cat's Eye Swollen And His Pupil Dilated?


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James Parnell answered
My pet cat's eye is swollen and dilated. What could be causing this?

If your cat's eye is swollen and its pupils are dilated, then this could be a sign of various health conditions or problems. The best piece of advice I can give you is to take your cat to the vet, so that you can get him checked out by a professional.

The vet will perform a thorough inspection of your cat's eye area, and should be able to make a quick diagnosis as to what is wrong.

Then, once the problem has been identified, treatment can commence as soon as possible.

The most common conditions which can cause a cat's eye to become swollen and to dilate its pupils are:

  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a very painful condition that can eventually cause your pet to become blind. This should be treated by a vet immediately.
  • Conjunctivitis: This problem is not as serious as glaucoma, but it can cause a great deal of discomfort. Usually, the vet will prescribe antibiotics for your cat to deal with this issue.
  • Trauma: Your cat may have taken a knock to the eye, which resulted in these symptoms.
  • Numerous other conditions can cause these problems, however, so I would therefore advise you to take your cat to a vet.
ABE Profile
ABE answered
Your cat is sick. The eyes are the window of the soul (and health) so have your cat checked by the veterinarian
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Your cat needs to be checked by your veterinarian. He may have conjunctivitis, an ocular foreign body, or a syndrome called Horner's disease. Your veterinarian will help determine the cause and then treat it appropriately.

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