Cat Eye Discharge — What’s Normal and What’s Not

Cat Eye Discharge — What’s Normal and What’s Not

The usual glimmering shiny cat eyes are at times at stake due to various reasons. Apart from her teary eyes that get wet, there are some cat eye discharges that can affect your cat’s wellbeing. Due to eye irritations, she may rub her eyes against your sofa or cushions.


Reasons for Eye Discharge

  1. Upper Respiratory Infections
Due to certain feline pathogens, there are chances that her respiratory tract is infected. This may lead to sticky, pus like discharge if ignored.
  1. Pink Eye Inflammation
The light pink lining around your cat’s eyes may undergo inflammation, your cat’s eye may look red and swollen. She may also develop fever and diarrhea.
  1. Corneal Disorder
The cornea of your cat’s eye may be injured or inflamed which could lead to cloudiness, excessive blinking and increased tear production.
  1. Watery Eyes

Overproduction of tears, allergies and viral infections can also cause watery eyes with some discharge.




What is normal?

A little quantity of discharge is quite usual. While some breeds are more prone to such discharges like Persians and Himalayans, those with short nose and large eyes. “Brachycephalic cat breeds” are vulnerable to this condition.

What is alarming?


When your cat’s eye discharge is colored/sticky, it is something to be concerned about. Maybe you can try wiping around her eyes with a hot water towel. Then, check if her irritation and discharge reduce. Otherwise, there is some medical issue that has to be addressed clinically. Therefore, take her to the vet to help your cat.
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