What can I use over the counter for kitten eye infection?

What can I use over the counter for kitten eye infection?

In some cases, topical antibiotic ointment will be needed. My go to eye ointment, which you can buy right at Farm and Fleet is Terramycin (oxytetracycline with polymyxin B). You will want to put this in the kittens eyes three times daily for at least 5-7 days. Keep cleaning the eyes before placing the ointment.

What can I put in my cat’s eye for a cold?

Chamomile tea, eyebright tea, roobios tea and green tea can all be brewed to be used as eye drops for an eye infection. Put two to three drops in the affected eye up to three times in a day or place the cooled teabag against her eye several times during the day.

What should I do if my cat has a cold?

Mild cat colds often just need some TLC and supportive care at home. For cats who have very irritated eyes, squinting, a lot of discharge or crusting in and around the eyes or other more serious symptoms additional treatment such as eye drops or eye ointment or even prescription antiviral medications may be used.

What should I do if my cat has conjunctivitis?

Eyewashes from Home. If it looks like your cat’s got a mild case of conjunctivitis, you can try clearing up your cat’s eyes at home. A dilute solution of ophthalmic-use boric acid makes an effective eye cleaner.

When to take a kitten with an eye infection to the vet?

Minor kitten eye infections due to herpes may clear up on their own, without treatment. However, if you’re not sure what may be wrong with your cat, it’s always a good idea to take them to the vet, especially when they have eye problems. When eye problems go untreated, they can potentially lead to vision problems or even blindness.

Why do kittens have sore eyes?

Make an appointment with your veterinarian to establish a diagnosis. Sore eyes in kittens are most commonly due to conjunctivitis, inflammation of the mucous membrane surrounding the eyeball.

How do you treat sore eyes in kittens?

Use a moist warm regular black tea bag. Place this over your cat’s eye for 2 to 3 minutes. The tannins found in this may help with your kitten’s eye problem. Sterile saline eye solutions can be used to bring temporary relief.

How do you treat a kitten with an eye infection?

A kitten with an eye infection should be taken to the vet. Wiping a kitten’s eyes with cotton balls soaked in warm water may help reduce eye infection discomfort.

How do you cure cold in eye?

In fact, use of antibiotic eye drops can make viral conjunctivitis last longer. Your treatment will focus on relieving your eye cold symptoms and preventing further spread of the infection. Your doctor may recommend bathing your eyes in warm water, using warm or cold compresses, and sometimes using artificial tears.