My Cat's Eye And Third Eyelid Are Red And Swollen, And His Eye Is Draining Pus. Can You Help?


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James Parnell answered
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to determine exactly what is wrong with your cat if it has a swollen eye, and this symptom could mean any number of potential problems. These could range from a simple allergy to something more serious.

I would advise you to visit your vet as soon as possible so that they can give your pet a more detailed and thorough examination. They should then be able to identify and treat the problem.

My cat's eye and third eyelid is red and swollen - what could it be?
  • Upper respiratory infection: This could potentially be a serious condition for your cat, and can cause a pus discharge in your pet's eye.
  • Conjunctivitis: Also known as pink-eye, the vet should be able to treat this condition fairly easily.
  • Corneal disorders: Basically this means a problem with the cornea in your cat's eye. This could cause a number of problems such as swelling in the eye and discharge.
  • Uveitis: This condition is the inflammation of the internal parts of the eye, which will cause your pet some discomfort.
  • Dry eye: This is a lack of tear production in the cat's eye. This makes the eyes red and swollen.
These are just a few of the more common problems that could cause your cat's eye to become red and swollen. The best advice I can give you is to visit your local veterinary practice, so that they can sort the problem out swiftly.
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Anonymous answered
Try placing a warm washcloth over the cat's eye to loosen up any junk in its eye and, if it doesn't get any better, it may have a foreign object in its eye - so you may want to take it to the vet.

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