Dark Discharge from My Cat's Eyes

angelsmom1988

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In the last few days, my snow white cat has had a dark discharge coming out of the corners of her eyes.  Having a white cat, I immediately noticed that this is not her normal condition.  I have a vet appointment set for her, but can anyone help me be prepared for what the diagnosis may be?

I want to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

Thanking you for your help.
 
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It could be one of many things, but since it's both eyes, my guess is a mild case of upper respiratory infection.  Mind you, this is just a guess...it's impossible to diagnose via the internet, and we're not Vets.

Until are Vet appointment, just wipe her eyes with a damp cloth to clean them up
 

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Since it's dark and not yellow or green, I'm going to say it's probably airborne allergies.  You can use a warm cloth to wipe it away, but I usually just use my finger. LOL
 

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Hi

My feral kitty (trapped him) had this and his is kitty herpes. VERY VERY common. Running dark eyes that dry hard on face a bit. MANY cats have it and yes it is very contagious to licks and even when dry.

I use L-Lysine powder in the water bowl which relieves that.

They make treats too from L - Lysine but powder is better for me

Kitties like it and go to lick it when I put it in to  the water dishes
 

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Feline herpes wont kill the kitty or hurt it a long as you treat it ... it'll be ok
 

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I remember seeing a white Persian at the shelter have dark discharge from her eyes. She had to have them cleaned daily as this was a chronic problem for her. 

One of my kitties had a bit of dark discharge when he had a cold once. Did not drain a ton, but I do remember him having that a bit. 
 

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Isn't the Neomycin/Polymyxin stuff an antibiotic?? I used to get that prescribed for my pet mice when they had an intestinal tract infection.
 
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Yes, the drops are an antibiotic.  I don't know why, but the drops are helping her eyes to look better.
 
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