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Help, Bark in cats eye....

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Bens Mom, Mar 23, 2011.


  1. Bens Mom

    Bens Mom PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    Had a phone call from my sister tonight, Bit worried as there seems to be bark in his eye, She said she has carefully removed the bark (or what she could see)

    Is there anything else we can do for the little tinker? Will try and get her to post exactly what she can see, But any advise is appreciated,

    Would a trip to the vets be needed?? I think he is sleeping now so unsure as to whether it is actually bothering him that much now....

    He is 8 months old and is a little tom boy x
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.It is very difficult to advise on a forum what to do in these situations.Eyes can be damaged so easily that personally if it was my cat I would be inclined to err on the safe side and have it checked by a vet.There may be a scratch on the eye surface which may need treatment.Sorry i cant really advise anything else.It is not a wise move to try any "home" treatments.
     
  3. Bens Mom

    Bens Mom PetForums Newbie

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    Thats what I was thinking,

    Eyesight is a blessing and I didnt want him losing it, Will get him booked in I think.
     
  4. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    I think that is for the best.There will hopefully be no damage but I think it is better to be safe than sorry.Good luck at the vets ,please let us know how it goes.
     
  5. kerfuffle

    kerfuffle PetForums Senior

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    Vet is the best solution. The piece of bark can have anything from it, and any bacteria, fungus or virus could penetrate into the eyeball if it went deep enough.
     
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