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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:09 PM
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kittens with possible eye infections

Hi, wondering if anyone can help.

I am looking to adopt these kittens (not all but 1 or 2), but what scares me is how dark the pink is around their eyes.

Is it possible that these kittens have a disease? And if so, is it treatable? If it is treatable, then I will go ahead with the adoption.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Not unusual for kittens to get eye infections. Both of my girls had them when I adopted them. Cleared up easily with medication.

They're adorable kittens.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:46 AM
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Normally eye infections will cause an eye to have a mucousy discharge and their eyes don't open fully. If this is the case, then they will need to see a vet for antibiotics.

It is safe to use Polysporin Ear and Eye drops a couple times per day (you can get at the pharmacy counter) in kitten's eyes, it will keep the eyes clean. The antibiotics in this is not strong enough to clear up an infection, though. Kittens play so rough with each other, that it is normal to get some eye irritations.
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Joey,I agree with the others,just wanted to add,one kitten is not enough,you should get at least 2 for sure
They'll keep each other busy,will never be lonely and they are tons of fun to watch.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:57 AM
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Joey,I agree with the others,just wanted to add,one kitten is not enough,you should get at least 2 for sure
They'll keep each other busy,will never be lonely and they are tons of fun to watch.
Chico is right, there is really no more work with 2, but they will keep each other occupied which is easier on you.

Don't forget some good cat stands, the kittens will need one in each of the rooms normally occupied by you, keeps them from climbing curtains, and scratching your furniture and they LOVE to play on them.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for the help.

I only worry that since my apartment (1+den) is small, 2 cats may get into a lot of territorial fights.

Oh and to the moderators: I didn't mean to post this multiple times. I kept getting an invalid thread error every time I tried to post. Then I wouldn't see the post up, so I tried a few more times. Didn't think that all of them would show up at one time.
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