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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:14 PM
srm srm is offline
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Runny eyes

My one year old Siamese has a fairly constant runny eye. It's only his right eye affected and it's a clear tear like discharge. I took him to the vet twice already and the just keep telling me there's nothing wrong. Now both times I took him in there were no symptoms at the time. He has no other illness symptoms and eats like a horse. Do did put dye in his eye to look for irregularities but found nothing. I can't really afford to just keep going to the vet with no resolve, I've already spent 100 bux. Any suggestions?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Does your cat have any other concurrent symptoms, like nasal discharge or sneezing? What type of litter do you use? What kind of food does he eat? There could be a few causes for the watery eye, like a blocked tear duct, allergies (food or environmental), or a URI. Some things you can try:
  • adding 250-500mg of L-lysine powder to his food (in case the herpes virus is responsible)
  • changing the litter (especially if it's scented or very dusty, like clay)
  • eliminating all scented cleaning products and laundry detergents
  • feeding a quality grain-free wet food, no kibble
  • warm eye compresses with colloidal silver and/or eyebright

Here is a link that might help: http://onlynaturalpetblog.com/2009/0...tory-problems/
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
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