Do you suspect your cat may have an eyeproblem? Eye problems in cats are common but often overlooked.
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Cat's eyes can become inflamed for a variety of reasons: allergies, foreign bodies, scratches, entropion (where the eyelashes turn in) infections, increased pressure, cataracts,cancer, autoimmune disease systemic viral diseases (such as feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus).
If it looks like your cat is winking at you, itmay not be a sign of affection it is more than likely an eye problem.
In orderto spot eye problems we have to be vigilant.
Some symptoms include: squinting, winking, or pawing at the eye, inflamed reddened conjunctiva protruding third eyelids, oculardischarge, dilated or unequal pupils or erect whiskers that are pointingforward.
Some feline eye problems can be easily treated.
However, many are very serious and should be promptly diagnosed by your veterinarian.
To learn more about the causes, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, read the full report onfeline eye problems that accompanies this video.
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