An indication that your cat has healthy eyes is that if it is clear and moist. However, if there is swelling or redness, or if you see a discharge of mucus or if your cat squints, chances are your cat has an eye infection. So, if your cat happens to have these indicators don’t hesitate to contact your vet. Here are some ways to properly take care of your cat’s eyes. Be sure to:
Keep its eyes clear of mucus every time. Oftentimes, infections are because of bacteria that overgrow on mucus. Utilize a sterile eye wipes and/or eyewash to keep the eye area clean.
Under the top lid, apply a protective ophthalmic ointment to protect the eyes before facial cleaning, insecticide treatment and bathing. Even shampoos that are considered as “tearless” can still irritate when too much of it gets in the eyes of your cat or it isn’t rinsed out soon enough.
Since scratches to the cornea could possibly result from contact with hair, you have to keep all hair out of their eyes. If your cat is long-haired, you must trim the hair using scissors that are blunt-nosed.
One of the usual problems with specific breeds of cats is tear staining, most especially the Persian cats. If not taken care of, it could get unsightly. Tears are bactericidal. Meaning, they kill the bacteria that could lead to eye infection. Tears typically flow across the eye’s surface and immediately drain through the tear duct. The discoloration of the corner of your cat’s eyes is caused by the usual tears that flow out and lay on the surrounding of your cat’s hair.