Why the kitten's eyes water
If the kitten's eyes water, then it should be shown to the vet. Only he will be able to determine the exact cause. As you know, in a perfectly healthy animal, the eyes should be clean. If, after sleeping, the baby accumulates secretions in the corners, then do not worry, since this is a normal process. If the kitten's eyes water all day, he scratches them with their paws and squints, then this is an occasion to go with him to the vet. There are many factors that cause such a malaise. Now consider the most common reasons:
- Allergy. An allergic reaction can appear on anything, for example, on house dust or pollen of indoor plants. In long-haired animals, sometimes their own hair, which falls into the eyes, causes a similar condition. If the eyes of the kitten get wet, then the reason may be various worms. The products of their synthesis cause an allergy to the baby. Precisely determine why the eyes are watering, can only a qualified doctor at full-time reception.
- Anatomical signs of the breed. For example, in Persian cats an unusual anatomy of the skull, because of this, the nasolacrimal canal is broken. For this reason, excess tears in the conjunctiva can accumulate, and from there they can spill out. For this breed, lachrymation is the norm. But these cats need to be treated very carefully, eyes should be cleaned daily with damp napkins (specially designed for this purpose) or tampons dipped in certain care products. Such drugs can be easily found in every pet store.
- Lachrymation can cause a bacterial or viral infection (panleukopenia, herpes, mycoplasmosis, chlamydia and others). Some of these diseases are dangerous even for people. To say exactly why the kitten has watery eyes, it takes special tests (washings). Such procedures, of course, are unpleasant for the baby, but they are completely painless. It is desirable to begin to treat such infections at early stages. It is important that the treatment is correct and timely, as the remaining bacteria will multiply, which will eventually lead to a relapse. Then you will have to use other, stronger drugs. In addition, complications may occur.
- Another reason why the kitten's eyes are watery is mechanical damage. It can be a spark from a fire, a burn from a splashed hot oily substance, a trauma caused during a fight with your brothers, a grain of sand and other. In any case, if you suspect that something similar has happened to your baby, be sure to contact the veterinarian. Only he can correctly determine the degree, as well as the depth of damage. In some cases, you need to provide emergency assistance, otherwise the baby will lose sight, and forever.
We described only a few causes of lacrimation. If the kitten has watery eyes, what to do in your case, you will be promptly told by a qualified veterinarian. So do not delay the visit to the doctor to protect the baby, yourself and your family from possible diseases and complications.