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Conjunctivitis in Cats Like the Ragdoll

Conjunctivitis (a.k.a. pink eye) is very common in people. Did you know, however, that it’s also common in animals? Cats like the Ragdoll or other breeds can catch conjunctivitis or pink eye through a bacterial infection or a viral infection. They can also get it because of allergic reactions to things in the air. If you think your cat has pink eye, please call your vet and schedule a checkup. Typical symptoms of conjunctivitis include red eyes, discharge, pawing or scratching of the eyes, and possibly puffiness or swelling. This condition can be extremely irritating and itchy. Try to keep your cat from pawing at her eyes. Treatment may include an eye flesh, cold compress application for swelling, different types of eye drops, etc. Your cat’s eye should clear in a week or so. Watch for any changes in the eyes during treatment. For more information, call your vets Savannah, GA.

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