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Fish-Lover
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From:Newport, RI, USA
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 11-29-2003 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fish-Lover     Edit/Delete Message
My mixed breed 2 year old cat has oink eye! I have given him an eye cream and it seems to be getting better. I would like to know what would cause it, he is an indoor declawed white cat. Thanks!

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nern

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-29-2003 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
One of mine had conjunctivitis (Im not sure if thats the same thing as pink eye) and I had to put cream in her eyes to clear it up. Im guessing the cause of it was something got in her eyes and caused the irritation. In my case, I suspect it was catnip as my roomate had sprinkled some over her head a few days before I noticed her eye bothering her. Certain illnesses such as feline herpes can also cause it.

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beepbeep
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posted 11-29-2003 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beepbeep     Edit/Delete Message
Ive heard pink eye is caused by bacteria getting in the eye and causing an infection. Im not sure tho because this came from a family member.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 11-29-2003 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Conjunctivis is a catch all diagnose meaning the eye is red and inflammed. It can be caused by a lot of things such as irritation, bacteria, or viruses. It's hard to say for sure what caused it in your cat, although it was probably a bacteria.

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