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crazycatlover October 21st, 2012 12:42 AM

Why is.....
 
My furbaby (Dexter) has been having problems with his eyes every once and awhile. he'll start squinting and blinking really fast. he has quite a bit of hair. could his hair be getting in his eye? but how? the hair around his eyes is farily short..... this seems to happen at least once or twice every 1-2 months .... dose anybody have any ideas? could something be wrong with his eye?
:cry: hopefully nothing is wrong.... :pawprint:crazycatlover

growler~GateKeeper October 21st, 2012 02:07 AM

Is there any discharge from the eye?

Is just one affected or both?

Does the nictitating membrane (the translucent inner eyelid) appear and cover part of the eye?

What is Dexter doing right before this happens?

Without seeing what is happening it's hard to say what is causing it. It's possible a loose hair or dust is getting in his eye, could be a cold virus etc.

Have you mentioned this to your vet?

Barkingdog October 21st, 2012 12:14 PM

[QUOTE=crazycatlover;1048011]My furbaby (Dexter) has been having problems with his eyes every once and awhile. he'll start squinting and blinking really fast. he has quite a bit of hair. could his hair be getting in his eye? but how? the hair around his eyes is farily short..... this seems to happen at least once or twice every 1-2 months .... dose anybody have any ideas? could something be wrong with his eye?
:cry: hopefully nothing is wrong.... :pawprint:crazycatlover[/QUOTE]

Does your cat go outside to play? I am thinking if he does it could he getting pollen on his fur and it getting into his eyes. If that not it are you treating him with flea power or spray or using a spray in your house ? Is there any happening around your home when this happen?

crazycatlover October 21st, 2012 12:19 PM

there has been no discarge from the eye.

its just 1 eye that dose this.its normaly the left eye.

Dexter is usalty just sitting in the middle of the kitchen (or any other room).

no i havent mentioned this to his vet..... because i got him about 6 months ago and there havent really been any problems.....:pawprint: crazycatlover

crazycatlover October 22nd, 2012 09:45 PM

my furbaby dosent go outside unless i am there... and i dont use any kinds of spray or flea powder. when this is happening i am ither on the computer,watching tv or various other things.

Barkingdog October 22nd, 2012 11:35 PM

[QUOTE=crazycatlover;1048107]my furbaby dosent go outside unless i am there... and i dont use any kinds of spray or flea powder. when this is happening i am ither on the computer,watching tv or various other things.[/QUOTE]

I asked if your cat went outside to see it could be an allergy causing his eyes to bother him. I like to try and rule out things . Going outside with your cat would not keep pollen from getting on him. . Gatekeeper could be onto something , there could be an foreign objectin his eye , is it red looking ?

Koteburo October 23rd, 2012 03:58 PM

One of the cats in Cat's Haven (:laughing: at my parent's place) used to have eye problems often so what we'd do is wash them with chamomille tea.
I recently saw chamomille listed as toxic so although I never had any problem with it during the many times I used it nor any side effects of it (and I've used it in different cats) I guess I must mention it.
You could research what would do a good eye wash for your kitty cat. It really helps to control those mild irritations and keeps the eyes clean. I only did it when it was needed though and with time the frequency of the irritations went down a lot.

crazycatlover October 28th, 2012 09:36 PM

No, the eye isen't red and i dont know if it has ever been

marko October 29th, 2012 10:31 AM

maybe it's just the occasional piece of dust that gets in?

crazycatlover November 13th, 2012 10:58 PM

could be, never thought of that.....


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