Treating a Kitten's Eye Discharge

I have a 4 week old kitten who has some discharge coming out of one eye. I don't have the money for a vet visit right now. I clean it with a warm wash cloth every few hours. Is there anything I can do to help it get better or at least prevent it from getting worse till I can take her to a vet later?


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December 25, 20170 found this helpful
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Cat eye infections can be very expensive if not treated immediately!!! We just paid out over $1500 over four months for treatment of a very stubborn eye infection. Initially the vet told us it might be expensive and take months of medication to heal; she was right! We checked with another vet who agreed on the treatment.

Adopting a kitty is wonderful but it also means that you must be prepared for medical care and possible problems in the future.

Please find the money (beg, borrow...) to take your kitty to a vet immediately-delaying treatment can be much more expensive and painful for your kitty.

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December 26, 20170 found this helpful
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Eye infections in a small cat can be dangerous and can lead to permanent blindness if not treated. For the next few days you can rinse the eye with a saline solution that is made up of salt and water. You can also try to go to the pet store and see if they have any cream for the kitten's eye infection that you can use.


However, if this gets worse, you'll need to take the cat to the vet and have it professionally treated. If you can't afford to do this, try and go to the humane society and see if a vet there can give you something for the eye.

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December 25, 20170 found this helpful

Clearing a cat's eye infection.

Step 1
You can buy antibiotic eye drops or cream from the drug store to put in your cat's eyes.

Step 2
Also clean her eyes out with a mixture of salt water on a cloth.

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December 25, 20170 found this helpful

A kitten can go blind very quickly from an eye infection. Take it to the Humane Society or the ASPCA if you cant afford a regular vet.

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December 28, 20170 found this helpful

A 4 week old kitten is very small. Infections in kittens this young can become very serious very fast. If you cannot afford to take the kitten to a Vet you can surrender it to a no-kill shelter or humane society. At the humane society the kitten will be cared for, treated and put up for adoption.


It just isnt possible to have a pet without being prepared to pay Vet bills from time to time. It is really unfair to the animal. Surrendering the animal gives you a chance to put some money aside for Vet bills before you get another pet.

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