Cat Eye Care
With Natural Herbal Remedies
eye care starts with a loving stare. Don't worry that your Mom
taught you that it was impolite to stare, your cat knows better.
Staring means you are paying attention to something, in this
case your cat's eyes.
As a loving cat owner, you want your
feline friend to be as healthy as possible, and a big part of that means
taking care of her eyes.
While you two are trapped in this gaze,
look for changes to the eyes, like excessive tearing, or discharge. The
eyes should be moist and clear, as well as free of mucous. Anything out
of the ordinary could indicate a problem requiring medical eye care
from your veterinarian.
One of the easiest things that you can do for your cat eye care
program is to keep her eyes clean and free of mucous. If its there, she may have
an infection, cold or an allergic reaction to something. Leaving mucous around the eyelid can
lead to infection. Infection can lead to eye disease or loss of eyesight.
How to give proper cat eye care
Remember to check your cat's eyes after
she comes in from the outdoors. Quite often long grasses
can poke her in the eye and lead to much discomfort.
The simplest cleaning solution is a soft, warm,
damp cloth. Gently wipe your cat's eyes with the cloth. Rinse it out or use a
clean side for the other eye.
Your vet can recommend other eye care products,
but warm water is the simplest and cheapest. Don't put off cleaning her eyes
because your going to he vet in a week or two.
If your cat develops an eye infection,
your veterinarian will likely prescribe antibiotic
medication, which you apply directly to her eye in the form of eye drops
or a small tube of eye ointment. Your cat will buck this treatment, but
it is for her own good. Eye ointments are much easier to use, because
you don't have to time drop in the eye with all the cat bucking.
Proper cat eye care is important for your
cat's eyesight. It is critical if your cat is a diabetic cat. Sometimes
people don't understand how important it is to take care of their cat's
eyes, and often don't even think about it until a problem develops.
Try adding a natural herbal compound to warm water
Excessive tearing or watery eyes are indicated by drip marks or
stains in the fur around the eyes, eyes are excessively watery
or constantly weep. This may be a passed down from a parent, or
it could be a malfunction of the tear ducts, allergies, or the
corneas are scratched.
My cat Dee experiences teary eyes from seasonal allergies. Simon
had a tear to the tear gland from a cat fight. Banjo had a cornea
scratched (Corneal Ulceration) when he walked through some tall
grass that poked him in the eye. They all benefited from treatment
with this simple herbal solution.
I love using this solution because its easy to apply and the cat's get immediate
relief. I boil a cup of water then measure out 1 tablespoon
plus 1 teaspoon of the boiled water (that's about 20ml).
Next, I mix in 5 drops of the
herbal compound and leave to cool.
Once the mixture is cooled, I
soak a clean cotton swab in the solution and gently wipe the cat's eyes from
inner to outer corners. I use a new cotton ball for each eye. I
do this 3 times a day until the irritation clears up.
Now, your cat will close her eye, but that's ok. The herbal
solution mix with help cleanse the tear gland and surrounding area.
It is a natural method of providing
Purrfect cat eye care. :)