What to do if your cat has a swollen eye

Cat with swollen eye

Our furry friends sometimes give us the odd scare. One day they are perfectly healthy, running, jumping and doing everything cats know how to do, and the next day they wake up with problems in their precious eyes. Of course, in these situations we worry, because it is not normal for them to have an eye problem And, in fact, there are many times that we do not know how to act, especially if it is the first time that something like this has happened to you.

To help you, I will explain what to do if your cat has a swollen eye, and what are the most common symptoms and causes.

Symptoms or signs that tell us that you feel eye discomfort

White cat with swollen eye symptoms

Cats are able to withstand pain much better than we do, so It is frequent that they only complain when the problem has already advanced a lot. In the event that you have problems with your eyes, however, it will be relatively easy for us to detect it in time, since its symptoms and / or signs are:

He starts to scratch his eye with his paw

When you feel discomfort, what you do first is lick a paw and then rub it in the eye affected to try to remove what is causing that discomfort.

Blink more than normal

Like when we drop an eyelash on our eyeball, blink a lot to try to stop feeling bad.

Tearful eye

The cat does not cry out of joy or sadness, but because something has happened to it, such as:

  • Obstructed tear: It especially occurs in cats with flat faces, such as Persians. If the eyes are not kept clean, it can cause infections.
  • Infection: it will be accompanied by a white or yellow discharge and hairballs will also form around the eyes.
  • Hair or other discomfort: if you lose a hair, a speck of dust, etc. It will cause discomfort and excessive tearing.
  • Corneal ulcer: It is a scratch normally caused by a cat while playing or fighting.
  • Keratitis: it is the inflammation of the cornea caused by herpes, bacteria, allergies or fungi.

Depending on the color of the tear, the animal will have one problem or another:

  • transparent: the tear may be damaged or infected.
  • Clear: It is usually a symptom of allergy, but if they are clear and the eye is red, it is conjunctivitis.
  • Mucosa with inflamed eye: the cat could have conjunctivitis accompanied by chlamydiosis.

Closed eye

Coupled with an excess of tears, it will keep the eye closed at all times and, in addition, it will remain in semi-shady places, away from the light. If not treated in time, it can lead to a serious problem, such as glaucoma.

The eye changes color

If the white of the eye turns yellow, the animal could be suffering from jaundice. It is also a symptom of melanoma (cancer).

His pupils change

If the pupils are always fixed, it is a sign of glaucoma; Conversely, if they are kept small it may be because the inside of the eye has become inflamed.

Eye that protrudes or, on the contrary, sinks

If it stands out, it is because the cat may have a tumor or abscesses, or suffer from glaucoma; if it sinks, it is because either you have lost weight, are dehydrated or have tetanus.

Causes of a cat having a swollen eye

Small cat with inflamed eye

When our friend's eye has swollen, it is because there is some microorganism that has caused that to happen, be it a virus, for an fungus or a b.

Viral infection

Caused mainly by feline herpesvirus, if not treated in time with antibiotics they can appear corneal ulcers causing the cornea itself to remain dry, and the eye to also remain dry.

Bacterial infection

It is the most common. Caused by chlamydiosis, it causes the annoying and uncomfortable conjunctivitis with its symptoms: runny nose, irritation, and in severe cases, the appearance of mouth ulcers. Treatment will consist of applying an antibiotic ophthalmic ointment to the affected eye, and administering oral antibiotics to the animal.

Fungal (yeast) infection

Caused by a fungus found in the environment called cryptococcosis, which is treated with antifungal medications. Provokes dilation of the eyes, peripheral blindness e inflammation of the retina.

Whenever you notice that your cat is not well, it is important that you take him to the vet so that he can put the most appropriate treatment as the case may be.

Home remedy to clean the eyes of cats

Cat with treatment for inflamed eyes

In addition to taking him to the vet and administering the medications he has recommended, at home we can also help our furry to gradually regain his sight. So, to clean the eyes, you can use gauze (they sell them here) moistened with chamomile infusion -at room temperature, without burning-, between 3 and 4 times a day.

How do you know if the problem is serious?

Watch out for healthy cats

It will depend on the symptoms that the cat presents. An infection will always manifest itself with a certain set of symptoms, while if our hairy dog ​​has been stung by a bee in the eye area, there will be no symptoms other than swelling, which will subside in a matter of hours or a few days. It can get quite itchy, and in fact, if the next day we have not seen improvement, it is highly recommended to take it to a professional to look at it, but it is not usually as serious a problem as an infection can be.

To avoid upsets now and later, it is important to vaccinate the cat so that its immune system remains healthy and with its defenses ready to fight the microorganisms that want to affect it.

We hope this special has served you, and you can know why your furry has a swollen eye. Remember that with patience, pampering, and proper treatment, surely Mejora sooner than you think 😉.


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  1.   Monica sanchez said

    Hello Fernando.
    You may have an infection, allergy, or have been bitten by an insect. If you do not see improvement by tomorrow, I recommend taking him to the vet to determine the cause and give him the most appropriate treatment as the case may be.
    A greeting.

  2.   Karen said

    Hi! I am a little scared, my kitten is 2 and a half months old, she got fungus between one stop and her ear, I took her to the vet and she told me to apply a lotion, I did it but her eye is swollen, it is tearing and is red, any suggestions? Please

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Karen.
      From what you count, it seems that the problem has spread to the eye. However, depending on what medications you take or are given, it may take a while to work. Even so, if it does not improve, take it back in case you have to change it or if you have any other disease.
      Much encouragement.

  3.   Fer said

    Hey.
    My kittens fight very often as a game, but now one of them has a swollen eye and with her inner eyelid closed she cries and is irritated on the outside, I don't know if the other cat hurt her.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello fer.
      Your other cat may have scratched it. In principle, it would have to heal on its own, but if you see that it worsens today or tomorrow, take it to the vet, as it may need a special eye drops.
      A greeting.

    2.    Gem said

      Hello, my cat fights a lot and always arrives injured from something, this morning his eye was closed with green mucus and his upper eyelid swollen, just as I noticed that he had a scratch on his eyelid, I already cleaned his eye with chamomile, no I know if to take him to the vet

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Hi Gemma.

        If he is not neutered, it is advisable to take him to be castrated. This way you will be calmer and you won't get into so much trouble.

        As for the eye, if it does not improve yes, it should be seen by a veterinarian.

        Greetings.

  4.   Katherine said

    Hello, my cat's right eye swelled, she has no redness around it, nor did she tear any nadq and did not complain. I took her to the vet and after giving her two vaccines she started meowing loudly, I hope that's normal.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Katherine.
      Vaccines sometimes have side effects. The loud meow is likely due to that.
      A greeting.

  5.   frank mafer said

    Hello, receive a cordial greeting from me
    I'm worried, my cat woke up overnight with a swollen right eye and it has a little red, I don't know what to do and I don't have a vet for it.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Mafer.
      You can do two things:

      -Infusion of chamomile: you make an infusion, and let the water warm up a bit. You moisten a gauze with it and run it over his eyes, from the inside out.
      -Physiological serum: you will find it for sale in pharmacies. It is applied in the same way as the infusion.

      Do it every 3-4h. and you should notice improvement in a few days. But if not, then it would be advisable to have it examined by a vet.

      A greeting.

  6.   nina said

    Hello my 5-month-old kitten, her eye is swollen, she keeps it closed, but when she wants to jump or play, she opens it and then closes it again, I'm worried what could it be?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Girl.
      You may have something inside that is bothering you. You can clean the eye with a gauze moistened in chamomile infusion -which is warm-, but if it does not improve, I recommend that you take it to the vet to examine it.
      A greeting.

  7.   Michelle said

    Hello, I have a kitten of 3 months approx (I do not know exactly her age because I found her) and she came full of fleas and internal parasites, I gave her corresponding drops and apparently everything is better ... Last night she played and jumped as she always does and today In the morning she purred a lot and I have read that it may be due to pain ... When I looked at her better I realized that she has an extremely swollen eye with a transparent discharge, she does not want to move much and her breathing is agitated, I felt some masses around her his head and I suppose it will be some lymph nodes that have swollen but I don't know what I can do, I don't have a vet at the moment and I would like to know if there is any preliminary diagnosis for the symptoms or something I can do to calm his pain and discomfort. Beforehand thank you very much.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Michelle.
      I'm sorry about what happens to your kitten 🙁.
      The diagnosis can only be made by a veterinarian. But I recommend that you give him chicken broth (without onion or garlic) to encourage him to eat and, incidentally, drink water. You can also give him lactose-free milk, but only as a last resort; That is, if he continues to drink water as usual, fine, but if he stops drinking, then you can give him milk.
      Much encouragement.

  8.   rhandy said

    Hello, excuse me, I'm very worried, my cat was fine, but for days he has been drinking much more water than normal, and today that I came from work, both of his eyelids were swollen and red. What could have happened? Is it serious?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Rhandy.
      If a cat drinks much more water than usual, it may be because it has a hormonal problem (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, among others. I advise you to take him to the vet as soon as possible, so that he can recover and be the same as always in a short time.
      Much encouragement.

  9.   Sun said

    Hey there..

    My cat is 4 and a half months old, this morning when I woke up I saw him and he had his eye closed and he is very down.
    The afternoon hours began to swell the bottom plate and he does not open it very frequently when he opens it, I see that his pupil is moved to the right and he does not move it there ...
    He tries to clean it but it hurts .. What could be happening to him?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Sun.
      Maybe he hit something. In any case, a vet should see him, just in case.
      Greetings, and encouragement.

  10.   OK said

    Hi there …
    I am very worried because my kitten woke up with her little eye swollen and she has transparent and yellow secretions like chinguiñas ... she closed her little eye completely and I touched it and I felt that her entire eyeball was inflamed ... the truth is, I don't have it for the vet and I would like to know I can do something for her at the moment .. she is about 2 months old and I don't know very well why I found her… thank you very much for your help

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Ok.
      You may have conjunctivitis. You can clean the eye with chamomile, with a clean gauze each time, for 3 times a day.
      A greeting.

  11.   karen said

    Hello, my cat has a swollen eye and I cry and it hurts and her eyes are a dull color, they are not her usual blue eyes

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Karen.
      I recommend you take her to the vet. It is important for him to make a diagnosis and give him the most appropriate treatment.
      Much encouragement.

  12.   Monica sanchez said

    Hello Camila.
    If he has a swollen eye, I recommend taking him to the vet. It is very possible that you have an infection.
    Greetings and encouragement.

  13.   ShyGirl (@ Little_decoy02) said

    Hello, I have some doubts with my cat, he is two and a half years old, and normally he keeps his eyes narrowed (which I do not know if it is normal) but a few days ago he came home with a swollen right eyelid and with a little secretion, I suspect that some other cat hit him, I do not know if it is necessary to take him to the vet or wait for him to heal by himself, because his behavior and mood have not been affected and he does not seem to itch

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi ShyGirl.
      No, it is not normal for a cat to always have squinted eyes. You can have them when you look at someone you really appreciate, but you don't always have them. If you have them, it is because you feel discomfort of some kind.
      I would recommend you take him to the vet to tell you what exactly is happening to him, since it could be that he had some kind of allergy, or pain.
      A greeting.

  14.   jhordana said

    Hello, about twelve days ago I picked up a kitten from the street. She came with an eye infection, which we tried to cure by cleaning the area with tea and removing the mucus it secreted.
    Today in the morning he woke up with his eyes super infected, red and he barely opened his left eye; the right eye when he managed to open it was red and turned outward. We took her to the vet, they prescribed drops for us, and we started treatment as soon as we got home.
    My question is, will your right eye straighten again as the infection passes? I forgot to ask the vet.
    regards

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Jhordana.
      Yes do not worry. Will recover 🙂
      A greeting.

  15.   Aryan said

    My cat was tearing his eye and itchy, I thought it would happen and he seemed to have improved and one day he meowed and ran around the house desperately, his eye had exploded. That case is very rare.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Ariana.
      I'm sorry for what happened to your cat 🙁
      I hope it's better now.
      A abrazo.

  16.   Cristian said

    Hello, my cat woke up yesterday with one eye with a deviated pupil and it swelled and cries a little now it is sleeping all day and it rubs its eye I do not know if I should go to a vet or can I do something to cure it

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Cristian.
      It is always better to see a veterinarian, especially if it has been "overnight." Most likely, I will send you an eye drop and in a few days you will improve. Courage 😉

  17.   Minerva said

    Hello, my cat gave him conjunctivitis and the left eye is as if he had lost it, the cornea has covered his entire eye and I'm afraid he could lose it, what can I do?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Minerva.
      It is best to take him to the vet. Unfortunately, you can't do much at home, apart from cleaning them with chamomile water 🙁.
      Much encouragement.

  18.   Alex said

    Hello,
    I found some 8-day-old kittens in a box. We fed them with special formula and everything, but one of them woke up with his right eye very swollen and, as he still has it closed, he wanted to know if it was serious? We already cleaned him with chamomile infusions. I can put something on him to lower his inflammation. His behavior is normal, he doesn't meow.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Alex.
      You may have been bitten by a mosquito or some other insect.
      Serious in principle I would say that it is not, but I would also recommend taking it to the vet. They will likely give you an anti-inflammatory cream to help reduce swelling.
      A greeting.

  19.   Kenya said

    Hoa I need help my cat a few days ago he was walking with the eyelid of his right eye all swollen and he could not open it he had a little blood now it has improved a bit but in the upper part of the eyelid he looks red and I notice that it bothers him a little I can do to help him I took him to the vet but I was not convinced by the doctor's answer

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Kenya.
      I'm sorry for what happens to your cat 🙁. I would recommend asking for a second veterinary opinion, if you have not been convinced by what the first has told you.
      It could be that he had an allergy to something, or some disease, but that could only be told by a professional.
      A greeting.

  20.   Dagma ramirez said

    Hello, my cat I bathed him, on Wednesday and since yesterday he has been scared ... And today at noon I weigh him down to tear his little eye he already has two 2 ... And each tamto I bathe him ... But he is used to ... But he is cuddly and he is not like that and his eye is puffing up !! What can he have and what would be good for him ... because it belongs to my baby and I don't want anything bad to happen to him ... As a girl he has it ...

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Dagma.
      You may have had an allergic reaction to the shampoo.
      Just in case, you should see a vet.
      A greeting.

  21.   Alexia jasmine said

    My cat has sky blue eyes and suddenly fell asleep and when he woke up he had a yellow eye like brown and this normal, he just doesn't open his eye and at times he meows like crazy. Or can I do something else? .O (╯ □ ╰)

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Alexia.
      It may be a sign of hepatitis. You must take him to the vet urgently.
      A greeting.

  22.   Angeli Panebra said

    Hello, how would I like to ask a question? It makes me very restless 'I have a 5-day-old kitten which has a well swollen eye that is half dark more than the other' his other two brothers are very chubby 'big' but he is half his brothers' had a lot of body since he was very skinny, he did not want to eat anything little by little we have made him drink milk 'however he still worries me about his eyes' is normal what can I do in this case? please

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Angei.
      No, it is not normal. The eyes of cats do not have to be swollen, especially if they are so small.
      You may have been accidentally scratched by your mother, or bitten by an insect.
      I would recommend taking him to a vet for examination.
      Greetings, and encouragement.

  23.   Angel Vidal said

    Could you help me, my kitten's eye is swollen inside, she tears a lot and she barely opens it, I have tried the chamomile infusion, but it has not been successful

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Angel.
      I'm so sorry that kitty has the wrong eye.
      Do you know if he has accidentally scratched himself or someone - or another animal - has hurt him? Could she be allergic to dust or have she had contact with an irritant?
      A cat can tear for several reasons: infection, ulcers, allergies.
      If chamomile does not work, it is best to have a veterinarian examine it and give it a specific eye drops for your case.
      Much encouragement.

  24.   Williams galviz said

    Hello, my 1-month-old cat has the inner eyelid torn by a scratch from its mother, it does not bleed or shed tears but it has a yellow discharge, it cannot close that eyelid and also has a swollen eye and I have some doubts, will it heal normal or do you need an operation? and also, will it see well or not?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello William.
      I don't think I need an operation, but I do need an eye drop so that the wound heals well and, above all, fast.
      Cheer up.

  25.   Williams galviz said

    Thank you very much for your suggestions 😀

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Thanks to you, Williams 🙂.

  26.   Selene said

    Hello, my cat has a slightly swollen third eyelid in one eye and increasingly red, what can it be? and can you lose your eye because of it?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Selene.
      The third eyelid of a cat may be swollen due to a scratch that another cat has given it, the presence of a foreign body, an allergy, among others.
      I don't think he will lose his eye, but I would recommend taking him to a vet for examination. He will know better tell you what he has and how to treat it.
      Much encouragement.

  27.   Samantha said

    Hi! Well, I have a question. I have two kittens, they are both very playful and today when I arrived at my house, I noticed that one of them had a scratch on her eye, and she looks a bit swollen and cloudy, and I assume that her sister plays very rough with her and bites her. Are you going to get it back? Will you see again? The truth worries me that he does not see.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Samantha.
      Clean it with chamomile 3-4 times a day. So it is likely that it will end up healing itself 🙂.
      In any case, if three days pass and she does not improve, I would recommend taking her to a vet.
      A greeting.

  28.   Jessica said

    Hello, good afternoon, I am worried about my kitten, he is 1 month and 3 days old because at night to the morning he had his little eye closed with lagaña as if the lagaña kept it closed

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Jessica.
      You may have hurt yourself on something, or you may have pink eye.
      I recommend cleaning it with chamomile, using a clean gauze each time about four or five times a day.
      If he does not improve in three days, ideally he should be seen by a vet.
      Good courage, and patience, that eye problems can take a long time to heal.

  29.   rodrigo said

    Hello, I would like to ask for help, my kitten today in the mñn I saw her with her eye swollen and red with some blood I suppose that as it is to the ceiling, some neighbor has done something that I can see ... I do not have the resources to take her to the vet HELP ME please ..!

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Rodrigo.
      You can try to clean it by making an infusion of chamomile and clean the eye by soaking a gauze with this water. But you should know that this is most likely a temporary solution.
      It is best to see a veterinarian. I'm not a veterinarian and I can't tell you what medicine you can give her to get her better.
      You can talk to a professional to see if they allow you to pay in installments, or to a Protective of Animals to see if they can help you.
      Much, much encouragement.

  30.   vanessa said

    my cat has the apple of one eye only one line and the other round eye

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Vanessa.
      How is your health? Anything that makes you suspicious should be seen by a vet, just in case.
      A greeting.

  31.   Agustin said

    Hello, I am worried my cat's right eye was swollen and we did not find any veterinarian at this time
    What can I do? I read too many things, something that can be done apart from the cloth

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Agustin.
      How is your cat?
      From home unfortunately you can not do more than try to keep him calm and clean his eye with a gauze moistened in chamomile.
      Cheer up.

  32.   Kevin said

    Hello, today I woke up and saw that my cat's eye was half opaque to my cat, it seems that it hurts and keeps it between closed the eye. 🙁

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Kevin.
      You can clean it with a clean gauze moistened in chamomile (infusion), but if it does not improve in a couple of days it is better to see a veterinarian.
      A greeting.

  33.   Paloma Arroyo Gabaldon said

    Hola!
    I just picked up my kitten today. He does not reach the end of the month, but I am very worried because he has his watery eyes, one of them keeps it a little open but the other has it a little more swollen and totally closed, also when cleaning him I have realized that he has a grayish substance.
    What I can do? I'm very worried I don't want it to lose that little eye or get worse.
    When we picked him up, we noticed and his two brothers also kept their eyes closed.
    Please help!

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi dove.
      Being so small, it is urgent that you take him to the vet, especially if his siblings are also sick.
      A greeting.

  34.   Juan David said

    Goodnight.
    Today I saw my cat that one of his eyes is a little closed and when I got closer to see the detail I noticed that the pupil has a dark greenish color. And the normality was that it had it black. What can be? And what should I do?
    Thank you very much.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Juan David.
      You better take him to the vet. He will know how to tell you what you have and how to treat it.
      A greeting.

  35.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Jazmin.
    You must take him to the vet. You may have some bleeding, but only he can tell you.
    A greeting.

  36.   Paula said

    Hello, what happens is that I have a 3-month-old kitten but he has suffered from eye irritation and now his eye is inflaming, what other remedy can there be for this ?????

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Paula.
      You can clean his eyes with a clean gauze moistened with chamomile infusion, three times a day.
      If it does not improve in a couple of days, or if it worsens, I recommend taking it to the vet for an examination.
      A greeting.

  37.   yulieth carvajalino said

    Good afternoon . What happens is that my cat has one side of the lower eyelid inflamed and itchy and blinks very often. What could it be . Thanks for your reply

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Yulieth.
      You may have a foreign object on your eyelid or in your eye.
      I recommend you take it to the vet to have it checked.
      A greeting.

  38.   Monica said

    Hello my kitten has his eye puffy and red I am worried xmy cat is 2 months old

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hey.
      It is recommended that you take him to a vet as soon as possible for examination and treatment.
      Greetings and encouragement.

  39.   Daniela said

    Hello, please can you help me? My older cat scratches my little cat's eye and it has a point in its eye, it also tends a lot.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Daniela.
      I recommend you take her to the vet to be checked and treated.
      A greeting.

  40.   Camila Diaz said

    Hello, excuse me but I am sad and afraid because my kitten has a little eye burst and she is only 2 months old, her eye is horrible and I think she has lost her sight but I just want to know how I can do to make her eye It closes or so that it is not left, tell me please?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Camila.
      I'm really sorry, but I can't tell you. I am not a veterinarian.
      I recommend you take her to a vet, who will tell you at least what you can do.
      The kitten is very, very young and when something bad happens to her, you have to act fast.
      Much encouragement.

  41.   Carina ghetie said

    Hello ... I am very worried, my cat had conjunctivitis a few weeks ago (I hope I have written it correctly) and when his left eye passed him it was closed and red again, at first I thought it was conjunctivitis again but as I just read it seems not ...
    I don't know what to do, I live very far from a veterinarian and I go on vacation for 10 days to another country, some relatives are going to feed him but little else and I am afraid that something will happen to him ...
    I don't know what to do, any advice?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Carina.
      You can ask them to clean their eyes with a clean gauze moistened in chamomile infusion, using a gauze for each eye. Like this three times a day.
      I hope it gets better.
      A greeting.

  42.   juliet said

    Hello ... my cat had five kittens ten days ago, all the kittens were born with their little eyes open, as the days go by they have closed a little because of a yellow discharge that comes out of them, but one of the kittens has something that comes out of the eye socket his little eye looks very bad. What do I do? I worry that it is something serious, they are very babies.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Juliet.
      You can clean them with water and chamomile, 3-4 times a day, but the most recommended is to take them to the vet.
      A greeting.

  43.   Gabriel said

    Hello, can someone help me, well what happens is that a kitten from the street came to my house and well as he did not leave, I decided to take care of him but apparently it is specifically damaged in the eye, he has it half closed he opens it to Sometimes, but I have noticed that it secretes a substance as transparent I do not know what it is, the kitten has only been in my house for 2 days, I take it to the vet to check it Thank you, good day

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Gabriel.
      Yes, it would certainly be the most recommended.
      Anyway, go cleaning them while with a gauze moistened in chamomile infusion, three times a day.
      A greeting.

  44.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Patricia.
    I'm sorry, but I'm not a veterinarian and I can't tell you.
    I recommend that you take it to a professional.
    A greeting.

  45.   Nataly venegas said

    Hello, my cat is only 3 months old and today we saw her eye swollen, and very tearful, I do not know what it can be and I am very worried :(

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Nataly.
      You better take her to the vet as soon as possible. He will tell you what to do.
      Much encouragement.

  46.   dilcia ninet said

    Sorry for the inconvenience, I wanted to know. You have some sort of medium for my kitty. Well since. He shut up and hit his eye and he can't open it and when we opened it he was blue as if I couldn't see his eyes. They are of vafw color and I am very worried about 3 days and I am very afraid that he will lose his little eye. I want to ask him if he has anything that could be while we find a vetrinarian since. In my country there are not many

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Dilcia.
      Sorry, I can't tell you what he has. I am not a veterinarian.
      Maybe he got hit, or something. It is best to be seen by a professional when possible.
      A greeting.

  47.   alejandra said

    Well, my cat had kittens about a month ago, but to date only one has opened her eyes, but not completely, I see them every day, and today when I grab one of the babies, her eyes are swollen
    And the truth is I don't know what to do, it's as if his eye is going to pop out and the other is still closed but open.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Alejandra.
      I recommend you take him to the vet. I'm not, and I can't tell you what's wrong with him.
      Hopefully he recovers soon.
      Cheer up.

  48.   Luis said

    Hello, 15 days ago my cat had 2 puppies, but yesterday when I checked them I looked at one of them had a very swollen eye, the size of a marble, I have necain (the mother had an eye infection) but I do not know if I should apply it being a baby. What should I do?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Luis.
      I recommend you consult with the veterinarians of barkibu.es (I am not).
      You should not self-medicate a cat without the advice of a professional, as it could be worse.
      Greetings and encouragement.

  49.   guide said

    HELLO. my cat has an open wound from the tear is red and watery and it becomes and a scab falls

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Guida.
      I recommend you take her to the vet as soon as possible. I'm not, and I can't tell you what's wrong with him.
      I hope you get better soon.
      A greeting.

  50.   ludmila said

    Hello, my baby kitten is 7 days old and he opened his eyes yesterday, it turns out that when he opened his right eye, his right eye became too inflated and it deviated to one side, today he woke up with the other swollen and also deviated, what can I do please? ?! his face is very swollen and his eyes look at them with a flash and they are gray

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Ludmila.
      I'm sorry about what happens to your kitty, but I'm not a veterinarian.
      I advise you to take it to a professional.
      A greeting.

  51.   Barbara said

    Good. My 2-month-old cat has only one eye with mischief at all times and it is difficult for him to open it ... the other eye is in perfect condition and sometimes he is like sneezing. What could it be?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello barbara.
      He could have a cold, but only a vet can tell you that.
      I hope you get better soon.
      A greeting.

  52.   NoBoDyHeRe said

    Hello, my kitten is 2 months old and from this Monday his eye began to swell and then to the point that he cannot see and has lagaña, I wash him with tea and nothing happens to him I am sad because he caught a cold and lost weight and of the two little leaves it has swollen, I am sorry to see it like that 🙁

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hey.
      I'm so sorry that your kitty is bad 🙁
      I'm not a veterinarian, but surely those from barkibu.es can help you.
      Cheer up.

  53.   The animal lover said

    Hello, thanks for the information it helped me. At first my cat had a pink eye and later when I took a bath today, it looks like she put on black eyeliner. Did I worry a lot? and I thought it was my fault that that happened to him but when I found this page I was already informed and calmer.

  54.   White said

    A friend's kitten has a slightly swollen eye, and it is tearing a little.
    You can't take him to the vet but could you put something on him?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Blanca.
      All you can do is clean it with water and sterile gauze. But ideally, it would be seen by a professional, as it may not have anything, but it may.
      Regards!

  55.   Lucy said

    First of all, thank you for this very interesting article and for sharing and answering the questions that others have asked. My cat has a slightly inflamed eye, she is very hyperactive and a few days ago I noticed that her eye was inflamed. I do not know if it is due to a blow or an eye problem, the strange thing is that he does not have crones or red eyes. Thanks in advance for your time and advice.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Lucy.

      It may be just a bump, but if it does not improve, or if you see redness or scratching, it is better to see a vet.

      Greetings.

  56.   Ginger said

    Hello, my cat has one eye with her red eyelid, possibly irritated, her eye is inflamed (like a type of sac was inflamed) and when it was lowered it has it hidden in the lower part of the eye and I don't know what to do)

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Ginger.

      We recommend taking him to the vet to take a look.

      Cheer up.

  57.   Vania said

    A stray cat put 2 babies in my garden when I realized that they were in my garden the kittens were already about 1 month old ... one kitten was fine but skinny The other had a big ball in the belly and also has an eye Super swollen like a ball ... I don't know what to do because they hide quickly and apart from that, their mother won't let me touch them ...?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Vania.

      I recommend you try to distract the mother, putting a can for cats.

      That kitten with the bad eye should be seen by a vet before things get worse.

      Greetings.

  58.   pepper said

    I have a gastric baby and my nephew hit him in the direction of the right eye
    It is swollen, it shows
    What I can do ?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Pepe.

      We recommend you take him to the vet as soon as possible.

      Greetings.

  59.   Angie diaz said

    Hi, how are you? I am worried, my cat is 6 months old and from one moment to another the lower eyelid in his right eye swelled, but he has no discharge or anything, only when he looks in the light does his face jump and that scares me, just wants to be quiet.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Angie.

      I'm sorry, I can not help you. It is better that you take him to a vet, so that he can tell you what he has and how to treat him so that he improves.

      Cheer up.

  60.   Sould said

    Hello, I have a 5-year-old cat, from one day to the next, she woke up with her puffed up eye, I took her to the doctor, they gave her drops and injections, but it was 4 days later and she was the same as at the beginning.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Alma.

      Sometimes they can take longer to heal. But that who knows best is the vet.
      If it does not improve, do not hesitate to take it back to see what it says to you.

      Greetings.

  61.   delanny said

    Hello, look, my cat has already had a swollen left eye for a week, secretes water and has swollen cheekbones and is having hair loss in the lower part of the cheekbone and secretes substance as if it were the same substance that comes out when we scratch a stilt to the point of opening more blood in the area

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Delanny.

      We are sorry but we cannot help you as we are not vets.

      It is better that you take it as soon as possible to see a specialist.

      Greetings.