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Old 02-19-2005, 07:12 AM   #1
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Cat people: have you ever seen this?

My kitty's eyes are all funky. The pupil in one eye looks to by opened a normal rate, but the pupil in the other eye is just a slit. It was like this yesterday, and is still like this today!

She's otherwise acting normal, and sleeping and eating as usual.

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:49 AM   #2
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OMG that's STILL happening?
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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She may have an eye infection. They can be really serious. You should take her the vet asap!!
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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Yeah she needs a vet trip. Could be conjunc... whatever that is. Probly need to get some medication for her eye.

http://www.animaleyecare.net/disease...unctivitis.htm
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Thanks Sicy. I read that web page, but Cricket doesn't really have any of those symptoms (watery eyes, discharge, swelling, etc). Her pupils are just opened a different amount. It's weird.

I think I might take her to the vet before Jess comes home.
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Mia had conjuntivitis when she was a baby. Her eyes did the same thing, one was fine but the other one was a slit. I had to give her eye drops for a week.

I hope Cricket gets better.
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Thanks Sicy. I read that web page, but Cricket doesn't really have any of those symptoms (watery eyes, discharge, swelling, etc). Her pupils are just opened a different amount. It's weird.

I think I might take her to the vet before Jess comes home.
I would take her to the vet, if not for Cricket's sake, for your's. Face it, if anything happens to that cat while in your care, you're gonna be in the doghouse, buster!
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cricket is such a cute name.

have you guys posted any pics of her yet?
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Yeah I think in their journals.. she's a fatty!
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:51 PM   #10
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Cricket!





Here's what I'm taking about with the eyes:



Notice the pupils.

I swung by the vet to ask about it, but they were closed.
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Whoa... that's weird. I haven't seen that before
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Poor baby.

She's so adorable.
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:11 PM   #13
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Get your kitty to the vet, sweetie. One of our cats, Puffin, had a similar problem which developed into conjunctivitis - the vet gave him antibiotics for a week and Puff was fine.
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cats apparently (bls might correct me if i'm wrong) have 7 eyelids (or maybe it's a different number lol) and they all work to keep the cat's vision clear and eyeballs moist. as you prolly know, pupils react to light and a slitted pupil means the cat is seeing or taking in a lot of light in that eye, like a human's, so it will shrink to minimise the refraction in the eyeball. judging from that pic and cricket being indoors, the pupil should be larger as in an inside environment in normal circumstances a cat will have a large clear healthy pupil as it needs to extract as much like as it can from an artificially darker environment. due to there being no weeping or discharge, it looks good on the odds it isn't a serious infection. but it could be a problem with one/or more of cricket's eyelids not opening properly, hence the eye 'thinking' it needs to dilate to let more light in.
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Woah @ that pic.. now I understand what you were talking about. I thought you were referring to her eyelids for some reason.
I have never seen anything like that.
I would definately get the vets opinion.
Let us know what they say!
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