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Cat Pink Eye

…covers the eyes sclera or outer layer. It also covers the cats inner eyelid. This layer consists of epithelial and mucus-succeeding cells. In healthy felines, the conjunctiva is pale pink in color and not very visible. However, when a cat develops conjunctivitis, this membrane becomes swollen and inflamed. It tends to turn red and bulge out from the eyelids, making it more visible. This condition can affect just one eye or both eyes, and thus can…

Cat Dry Eyes

…in cats as well. Injury to the nerves in the eyes or the tear glands themselves can also lead to dryness of the eyes.Signs and Symptoms The most common sign of dry eyes is a thick, mucus like discharge from one or both a cat’s eyes. This is due to the lack of aqueous tear production. This discharge is also common with pink eye, which can lead to a misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment in cats. Another primary symptom of dry eyes in cats is the…

Dog Dry Eyes

…to keep their eyes moist. This leads to a dry cornea in the eye. In this disorder, less of the watery substance and more of the mucus is found in the tears.Causes of Dry Eyes in Dogs A virus is thought to be the leading reason for dry eyes in dogs. It is more common in dogs than cats. Injury to the nerves in the eyes or the tear glands themselves can also lead to dryness of the eyes.Signs and Symptoms The most common sign of dry eyes is a thick,…

Cat Fleas

…your cats reaction to flea proteins. This type of test can help to confirm a diagnosis of a hypersensitivity to flea saliva. Since a flea infestation is capable of causing anemia, especially in kittens, further testing may be necessary in some cases in order to check for this condition. When evaluating a cat for anemia, a veterinarian will look at its gums, as an anemic cats gums tend to be pale, without their typical, healthy pink colour.…

Cat Ear Infections

…unusual eye movements referred to as nystagmus. Since feline ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss and other serious damage, its vital that such infections do not go untreated. Furthermore, these conditions are very distressing and uncomfortable for your pet. So if you notice your cat displaying any of the above symptoms or behaviors, make sure that you contact your veterinarian immediately.Diagnosis Proper diagnosis of cat ear…

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