My family and I are currently taking care of some stray cats. However one cat who is about a year old has some discharge from her eye and she can't open it. She is also not eating. We want to know if there is anything we can do for her, like any home remedies before we take her to a vet. It is also important to note, that she won't let us touch her because she runs away. Is there vitamins or antibiotics we can give her?
By Robert from Bridgeport, CT
Keep the cat away from the others. It could be a contagious health issue and rapidly spread. Set up a pet carrier with food/water and once it's in it, close it up and transport the cat to the vet. Antibiotics is more than likely what this cat needs.
Ditto to "Loreiei's" comments. I'm sure it's happened in the scope of history, but don't know of many modern day infections that can be cleared up without antibiotics which must be prescribed by a vet. (They are not available "over-the-counter".)
Antibiotics for small animals are not that expensive and a preventative action now, might save many more lives in the future. I'm worried, as well about the cat not eating. Please "capture" and take this cat to a vet as soon as possible as medical attention is needed. Thanks so much for looking out for the homeless! Good luck!
Bathe the eye with a cold tea bag and cold tea.
Please capture this poor baby and get her to the vet asap. She is in a lot of pain and her not eating is an emergency.
God bless you for taking care of one of God's little ones. As posted before, it needs a vet very soon or it will die. The not eating is the worst sign. You can wrap it up in a towel and use a warm wash cloth to soften the discharge and wipe it away. In time, you'll get good at giving it the eye drops that the vet is going to give you.
All The Best.
Yes, God Bless you and your family. I work with a TNR (trap/neuter/release) group here in Tampa called A.C.T. (Animal Coalition) and they also supply discounted meds and services for feral cats, and there are many of these places around from state to state. They may even supply you with a "have a heart" trap so you can catch that little darling and take her in. Get you your internet and start googling for these types of coalitions in your area. they may put you in contact with an expert in feral cats that can help you more than you can imagine. Again, may you have many Blessing come your way for all your good works! :-)
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