Question by  Nik707 (20)

What are some common eye injuries in cats?

I have three cats.


Answer by  cpncrash (424)

The most common is scratches from other cats, they do get dirt and things in their eyes when they are playing outside and they can get poked by sticks.


Answer by  lillybby (359)

Cats most often will get their eye scrached by other cats if they play of fight. They can also get Cataracts in their eyes this is common with older cats as well as Glaucoma which is when too much fluid builds up within the eye.


Answer by  Redhdz (527)

Playing with other cats, lacerations, irritants in the eye, pink eye. and infections are all common eye problems with cats. And can be painful. Uveitis causes cats to blink frequently. Viruses, parasites and cancer are all other problems that can caused a cat to have eye problems.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

No eye injuries are necessarily common in cats. If something pokes or scratches the eye it can injure it, so just keep an eye on if your cats are scratching each other's faces a lot.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

It is very common for cat to develop conjunctivitis, which is easily taken care of with a cream you can get from the vet. Also, with multiple cats, scratches and accidental injuries are likely to occur. Plus, their eyes will get watery and odd when sick, so be sure to check your cats eyes frequently.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Usually cats don't get too many cat injuries but if you have three cats and they play or fight it is possible that one might get a scratch in the eye. I also once had a cat who had a bug bite him on the eye lid.


Answer by  purrsnickitybarb (30)

While cats are generally good at protecting their eyes, it is not uncommon for them to get scratches on them when they are fighting. Also, they can get ulcerated corneas either from an irritant rubbing the eye or an ingrown eyelash. These are very painful and require veterinary care to prevent pain and infection.


Answer by  chocalotstarfish (5)

The most common injury to the cat's eye is caused by scratching. A prolapsed eye occurs when the eye ball is pushed outside the eyelids.

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