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Kitten Eyes Crusty Red and Swollen

I found a kitten. It looks like his mom abandoned him. His eyes were shut and he had crust on his eyes. I cleaned it with warm water and his eyes are red and puffy. Should I take him to the vet or is it normal because the mom cat didn't clean his eyes?

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October 7, 20150 found this helpful

Your kitten is a foundling so you do not know his health status. Please take him to your vet immediately to check on any health problems, needed shots, etc. He will need neutering and your vet can schedule when kittie is old enough. Much better to know his health now to avoid any worsening problems. He is very lucky to have you as his best friend!!!

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October 11, 20150 found this helpful

The cat has an eye infection. It may also have worms, fleas, mites, etc.

Since you don't know, take your kitten to the veterinarian. The vet will get your cat set up with worm medicine, eye medicine and all that stuff. If he's old enough he'll start his vaccinations for dangerous illnesses such as rabies. You can make an appointment for a spay or neuter. Next, go shopping for a breakaway kitten collar. The vet can get you tags. Now is the time to think of a name for your kitty. With a name and phone number on his tag, everyone will know he's yours.

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