Hi all, I have an approximately six year old female Bengal who I’ve noticed seems to “get things stuck in her eye” too often for it to be normal. Particularly in the past, say, six months, I’ll look at her and she is looking back at me squinting one of her eyes. As far as I can remember it’s always one eye although I really can’t be sure because it’s been a while since I researched her eye. Usually when it is squinty like this, I wipe it to try and help although it doesn’t and she usually doesn’t want me to; she pushes me away. When she has this squint, she also shakes her head in distress and also flicks the corresponding ear as though the whole side of her face either itches or stings - possibly like she is trying to get something out of her eye. She rarely touches it with her paw, I hope this doesn’t mean that it hurts to touch. Sometimes when I wipe her eyes (even when they’re apparently fine) there is some deep brown discharge which looks red when smudged. I’ve read somewhere this is normal (?) although I haven’t been able to find that article since and when I google it, entirely unrelated things come up. I wiped her eye just now and it seems to be red, bright blood red, not dark. This to me just isn’t normal. My dog also has tear stains which sometimes seem red (she’s an old girl, vet said she’s fine). I don’t know when my cat last saw a vet, as I’m not the one in charge of her care (unfortunately), and we have to take her to a charity as our local free service won’t see her because she is a pedigree and we already have a pedigree registered. This charity is overrun with cats upon cats so I don’t 100% trust that they aren’t rushing her examinations, as usually she just goes in for her vaccinations. Can someone please tell me what this could be, and how urgent it is that she see a vet? If it really is urgent I will assure that she is taken. It doesn’t seem likely to be an injury as she isn’t a very active cat and this is on and off - she’s had it before over the years but much more frequently recently. I’m fed up of looking at my cat and seeing what appears to be distress. I’ll upload pics if necessary but her eye may have stopped squinting by now. Thanks for any advice .