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How do I treat a kitten with an eye infection?

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  • Posted By: Silviapineiroo
  • September 6, 2010
  • 05:21 AM

I rescued a five week old kitten recently. He's had an eye infection for a few days. I clean pus from his eyes four or five times a day. I've recently started using a moist tea bag to clean his eyes (I read two suggestions for that) but it doesn't seem to be helping.Are there any common antibiotics I can give him? Any alternative treatment?

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  • I rescued a five week old kitten recently. He's had an eye infection for a few days. I clean pus from his eyes four or five times a day. I've recently started using a moist tea bag to clean his eyes (I read two suggestions for that) but it doesn't seem to be helping.Are there any common antibiotics I can give him? Any alternative treatment?I gave a similar kitten amoxicillin and he was fine in 3 days.The kitten was wild and the vet wanted em to put something in his eyes. I said - no can do.But I asked him to just give me the antibiotic - amoxicillin - a liquid - and I mixed it in a ball of food for him to eat. Worked fine. Kittens with runny eyes, if kept warm and fed will also eventually recover as they get older and their immune system gets more developed. However, often the runny eye is caused by a cat flu herpes type of virus (not always) which just goes dormant and reinfects the cat whenever the cat is under stress -- like poor feral cats in the winter time (winter is very stressful, and can you imagine having the cat flu on top of it?). I very strongly feel it is important to get cats that shot called 'distemper' - it is a combo shot that vaccinates them against the cat flu, which is a very common ailment that not only affects their eyes but also their stomachs, much like a people flu.
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • September 6, 2010
    • 04:40 PM
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  • I think the one specified above--amoxicillin proves to be effective in dealing with it. otherwise you can always take expert advice from local vets as they can see the kitten by themselves and consult depending upon the condition of the kitten.
    anthonynelson 6 Replies
    • September 29, 2010
    • 08:42 AM
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