Archives Return to Forum | Archive Index
Welcome to the Forum Archives! We are pleased to bring you a searchable archive of forum threads posted between November 2007 and April 2009. Please note that the Forum Archives are READ-ONLY.
Search:     Advanced search

+  Persian-Cats.com Forum Archives
|-+  Health & Wellness
| |-+  Health
| | |-+  Eye Problems, or is this normal?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Send this topic | Print
Author Topic: Eye Problems, or is this normal?  (Read 771 times)
Sage

Posts: 123


« on: January 16, 2008, 12:51:58 PM »

I'm a brand new owner of a cream point, so he has a pretty white face. When we got him he had some brown around his eyes and down the sides of his nose. I know that tearing is somewhat normal in persians, but how do I know if this is an actual problem? I've tried washing his face but its pretty stubborn and tear stain removal doesn't do anything for it. It doesn't help that he HATES having his face wiped. He has a vet appointment next week but I'm thinking about moving it up. He also came with a very small tube of Neo-Poly-Bac Hydro. Of course my husband picked him up and basically didn't retain what his previous owners told him to do with it.
Long story short- is it normal that the "tears" aren't easily removed? I really think he's got an eye infection as they seem to be "crusty" or more of a "gooey" consistency. His eyes are only a little watery and don't seem to be causing him problems at all. Does anyone know anything about this medication they gave us, or how to use it? I've tried calling the previous owners and they haven't called me back. I'm starting to think they gave us a cat that has a health issue and they don't want to tell us...  obviously I'm still going to take care of this little guy. Is he always going to have the brown streaks around his eyes and down his face?
Thanks in advance,
Sage
Logged
Chris

Posts: 1


« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 04:04:47 PM »

Hi Sage,
I have only ever had 2 persians that had eye problems and they have both been cream. I think, though I could be wrong, that cream persians are prone to this problem. I am sure someone will point out if I am wrong on this. Anyway, after 3 years of struggling with my Baileys eyes, which were always gooey and frequently got infected, I discovered Eye Envy. It worked! Not only did it remove the stains but it stopped his eyes from getting infected. It does not cure the problem, it just makes it easier to keep his eyes clean and free from infection. I dont know where you are, but if you google Eye Envy it should come up, and you will be able to contact your nearest supplier. It is money well spent. Good luck.

Chris
Logged
Knitwreck

Posts: 3862


« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 04:26:17 PM »

As Chris has said google Eye Envy, worth every penny.  It will remove the stains, (depending on how severe they are) in a short time.  Do follow the directions, also for the first time get the powder that goes with the liquid.  This is a product that really works.
Logged

"Ask not what your cat can do for you; ask what you can do for your cat" - Vanna
cleonjay

Posts: 5958


« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 04:44:39 PM »

Usually brown or clear is normal tearing. If the discharge were yellow or green then I would worry. Like the other posters said Eye Envy is a godsend! The best way to wash a face is to sit on your heels and knees to where kittys face is out and the back end is under you and front end is where your knees are open. Hold front of kitty with one hand, wipe the eyes with the other. Maid Marianne is a bit of a pain with grooming also, so this trick comes in handy.
Logged

Purrs,
Jaycee, Maid Marianne, Darla, and Sugar Plum >^..^<
Sage

Posts: 123


« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 04:54:30 PM »

Thanks everyone, I ordered the Eye Envy starter kit.
Cleonjay, thanks so much for the grooming position tip. I just knew there had to be a better way!
Logged
Knitwreck

Posts: 3862


« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 04:54:34 PM »

Lol, can't remember who coined this phrase, one of the members, they call that position Jaycee the kitty garage :!:
Logged

"Ask not what your cat can do for you; ask what you can do for your cat" - Vanna
cleonjay

Posts: 5958


« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 09:52:22 PM »

I didn't want to copyright infringe! LOL!!!! I didn't remember who coined the term and wanted to give proper credit! LOL :lol:
Logged

Purrs,
Jaycee, Maid Marianne, Darla, and Sugar Plum >^..^<
Nancy n Misha

Posts: 2556


« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 06:16:45 AM »

lol... love the directions on position.  I was fortunate and when Misha was a baby I started taking him into the bathroom to wash his grubby face.  I held him on his back, cradled in my arm like an infant.  He still lets me wash is face this way.  Getting a bit big, but still works

N
Logged

Purrs to all

Pages: [1] Send this topic | Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Twitter iconFacebook iconGoogle icon
Pinterest iconYahoo! icone-mail icon



Lily
The cat food survey results are in! Check out the new article about what Persian-Cats.com members feed their Persians!