Don’t goof around at home. See the doctor fast.

 

Question:

I just noticed today that my cat’s eyes were tearing and one was infected with green pus.  Is there any way that I can treat her myself? She is kept indoors.

 

Dr. Nichol:

Please do NOT monkey around with eye disease. Discharge coming from just one eye suggests a possible injury to that eye. Without thorough diagnosis and appropriate treatment she could end up with big time pain and blindness. Go directly to the nearest veterinarian. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

 

 

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Question:

One of my Scotties has a discharge from her left eye. It’s watery, mucus filled every morning. Is there any  “human eye drop” that could be used to help my baby’s problem?

 

Dr. Nichol:

Maybe, but it depends on what’s wrong. Eyes are delicate. Minor injuries, small bits of foreign material and early internal eye disease will worsen fast if the wrong medication is used. Don’t gamble. Your veterinarian can carefully test for those concerns and prescribe safe and effective treatment. Blind dogs have less fun.