Why are my kittens eyes red?

Cat Conjunctivitis – Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is the most common cause of red eyes in cats. Usually the result of a bacterial infection, conjunctivitis causes symptoms including excessive winking, clear or dark fluid discharge, cat’s eyes watering, and swollen eye tissue.

Should I worry if my kitten is sneezing?

If your kitten is sneezing, you may worry that something is seriously wrong. The good news is that there are many minor reasons for a mildly sneezing kitten. Excessive or moderate and severe sneezing, should always be checked out by a veterinarian.

What does it mean if my kitten keeps sneezing?

upper respiratory infections
Sneezing is a common symptom of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats. Often referred to as the “common cold” or the “cat flu”, upper respiratory infections can be viral, bacterial and even fungal, although that’s less common.

What should I do if my cats eyes are red?

Red eye in cats is a symptom of an underlying disease, ocular irritation, or injury to a feline’s eyes. A red coloration of one or both eyes is an indication that a feline is suffering from an unknown health condition that should be addressed by a licensed veterinary professional.

Does my kitten have allergies?

Allergic kitties are often very itchy and have skin problems associated with allergic dermatitis. They also might exhibit some of these symptoms: Sneezing, coughing, and wheezing – especially if the cat has asthma. Itchy, runny eyes.

How do you know if your kitten has a cold?

Typical Symptoms of a Cat Cold Runny nose. Congestion leading to open mouth breathing. Excessive coughing. Excessive sneezing.

How can I treat my kittens conjunctivitis at home?

Wipe the kittens eyes with a warm wet washcloth several times a day. If any kittens eyes are glued shut due the the dry drainage then gently open the eyes with the washcloth. In some cases, topical antibiotic ointment will be needed.

Can cat conjunctivitis spread to humans?

Can Humans Catch Cat Pink Eye? The feline viruses and bacteria that cause pink eye in cats cannot be transmitted to humans. If you have multiple cats, however, you can accidentally transmit an infection from one fur baby to another through petting, feeding, or brushing.

Do kittens get eye infections?

Eye infections in kittens often become apparent when the kitten is about 8 – 14 days old when their eyes begin to open. Although there are a few reasons why eye infections can occur, our Greensboro vets most often see these infections in homeless kittens and barn cats.