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red swollen eye yellow and red discharge and occasionally vomits and gets bald patches from scratching and yellow teeth and tar

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The eye condition could be conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the eye tissue, or it could be a sign of an upper respiratory infection, especially if accompanied by lethargy and vomiting.

The bald patches and scratching indicate a possible skin allergy or parasitic infection such as fleas or mites, which can cause intense itching and subsequent hair loss.

Yellow teeth and bad breath are often signs of dental disease, which can lead to tartar buildup, gingivitis, or more severe periodontal disease. Dental issues can also contribute to overall health problems, including potential impacts on the kidneys, liver, and heart.

To address the scratching and potential skin infection, ensure your cat's environment is clean and free of fleas. Regularly wash bedding and vacuum areas where your cat spends time.
For dental health, you can try offering dental treats or a vet-recommended diet formulated to reduce tartar buildup. However, if there is significant tartar or signs of dental disease, a professional dental cleaning may be necessary.

If your cat's condition worsens or you notice additional symptoms such as difficulty breathing, extreme lethargy, refusal to eat or drink, or if the eye condition does not improve, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary care. These could be signs of a more serious condition requiring prompt medical attention.

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