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Puss colored eye sleepies

April 16th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Ok hi there I'm new to this forum, but i have a baby girl that I'm worried about, i lost her brother monday :( :rip: :cry: so i am frantic about making sure lil sis is ok...

She's getting yellow puss in her eyes. :wall: Its the stuff that dries up and turns into crusties but I'm concerned about the color. Its the color of infection, but her eyes don't act irritated nor is she showing any other signs of not feeling 100% except a lil more sleepy. :sleepy:

I'm going out of town today but if there's anything i can do to make this better I would be ECSTATIC! :thumbs up

April 16th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Vet time. :thumbs up

April 16th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Never use your fingernails to clean out yucky eyes or crusties. Use a tissue or toilet paper or Qtip, moistened with some warm water. It sounds like she needs some eye ointment to clear up the infection. Yes she needs to see the vet.

April 16th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Not sure about cats but with the dawgs I use unscented baby wipes to clean ears and eye crusties. Unlike tissue or papertowel, the wipes don't have any lint/ fibre that can dislodge in the eye/ ear. Q-tips are too risky near eyes and ears imo.

Both the grrrrls have been known to get a runny, goopy eye(s) around this time of year. Allergies, dust? In our case I use Eyebright only because I know what's up with their eyes but if this is a first-time for your cat and the goopies, a vet check is warranted.

April 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM
thanks i appreciate it!!:D

April 16th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Oops geuss i also forgot to mention she is a dog, lol, doubt that makes a huge

April 16th, 2010, 10:32 AM
How old is your dog? Did her brother start with similar symptoms? If so, I'd get her to the vet as soon as possible.

If it seems unrelated to what happened to her brother, it could well be allergies. Sterile saline is easy to get at a pharmacy and can be used to flush the eyes. Just a few drops may be all it takes to clean out any allergens or irritants. If it isn't better in a few days, or if it gets markedly worse, she should see a vet.

I'm sorry for the loss of your boy, SophiasMaMa :grouphug:

April 16th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the love, no the eyes are in no relation to what happened to brother, he got too much dip in his system this weekend and it poisoned him. This was the first time i had ever dealt with something like this with puppies and no one knew how to help and i couldn't get a hold of a vet to find out.
She is about 8 months old we are guessing. Her daddy brought her and left her on the property...