2 weeks ago, I found a newborn kitten on the street, and decided to take it in and nurse it till he's old enough to eat on his own. He's been doing just fine, except for the fact that his one eye will not open! I am very concerned. I have tried to rub around it with a warm wet clothe, but I've only gotten as far as green gunk coming out. The eye seems sealed shut.
The eye does not seem to bother him at all. He is very playful, he rolls on his back and swings his paws in the air. His appetite is normal.
Does anyone have some advice on what to do?
I really think you should take him to the vet for street cats there are many vets that won't charge you for giving antibiotics for the eye.
If the infection remain untreated it can cause complications for him later.
You are really doing a very nice thing saving this kitten life.
Okay, Thank you.
I'll take him some time today.
Ask the vet about the poop he is supposed to poop at two weeks.
I cross my fingers for both of you
Thanks for all the advice!
I decided to wait another day to see how the eye was, before heading to the vets. I kept wetting it with a warm clothe every so often, and just a while ago, I noticed there was some crust, that was keeping the eye from opening. I managed to get half of it off, and part of the eye opened!
I'm soo happy. And Elmo is amazed that he can see from both sides!
Its pretty cute.
So thank you again!
You are so much more courageous than I am! I'm not a very brave person with it comes to caring for kittens at such a young age.
But you are doing a great job. What do you plan to do with him in a few weeks time?
Well i'm going to keep him for a few weeks, and then i'll try to find him a home.
I know plenty of foster homes that would be willing to take him also.
Heres a picture of him at feeding time, before his eye opened.
Sorry, it didn't attach.
You can upload the photo to the photo album and link to it
But I'm happy to know he has a good future
Hi is sooo sweet.
BTW it is possible to upload photos directly to the forum now and if you want to tell animals stories I can open for you the writing on the blog option.
You must have lots of stories and this is a nice place to tell them
I uploaded it in the community pictures.
Its a picture of me feeding him.
Hey OH My thats bad.
To clean a kitten’s infected eyes, brew one teabag’s worth of tea. Don’t add sugar, of course. Dip a corner of a soft clean cloth into the tea while it’s still lukewarm, and don’t squeeze it out much. Swab one eye, then use a different corner and do the other. Store the tea in anything with a lid and keep it in the fridge. Warm just enough for one use at a time. My kitten eyes were both full of infection, and sealed shut every few hours. I did both eyes last night, and this morning one eye was clear and the other was much better!
Thank you so much for that valuable advise, cherbaby285 It is much appreciated. May I add to it to swipe the eyes from the outside inwards so as not to spread the 'yuk' from the inside of the eye all over it outwards
I have the same probmle ;( idk what to do
I will give it a try cause my two week old kitten eye wont open it was open but I see its closed again with yellow crust over the eye and the mommy doesn't clean her babies eye, but will give the tea a try and see if it works
did the tea work ?
yes the tea worked like a bomb both her eyes are wide open and shes running all over the house with mommy and her two sisters, thank you so much for the advice will pass it along
I'm glad to hear this!