Q. My cat won't open his right eye all the way

Dec 4, 2022

It's been happening off and on for a while now. He will be fine one minute then his eye is runny and he won't keep it open then he will be fine again. I.m not sure what to do

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First of all, I am sorry for the late reply.

Given your cat's symptoms, it is likely to be a symptom of a viral infection.(herpes virus, chlamydia, calicyvirus). In particular, the characteristic of viral infection is off and on for a while.

In order to identify the above causes + bacterial infection or corneal infection, you need to visit a nearby animal hospital for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Your cat needs to wear a neck collar to prevent scratching. Wipe your cat's eyes with sterile physiological saline or artificial tears containing hyaluronic acid.

If the symptoms do not improve, you should seek treatment from a veterinary clinic in your area.