My cat's eyes?

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LadyCerridwen48
My cat's eyes?

I need help from some of the "cat people" here.  Gwen is the only cat I've ever had, and I don't really know much about them.  She's around 8 years old, I took her in as a stray a few years ago when she climbed in my kitchen window.  I'm not a cat person, but I am a sucker, and couldn't bring myself to send her back outside when I noticed she had been declawed.  Since she's declawed, she lives entirely indoors.  I've had her for about 5-6 years now, and her health has been really good.  Now, I'm wondering if I need to take her for her first trip to the vet.  

I guess it's normal for her to develop "eye boogies" every so often, even people do.  Lately, however, it looks like she almost always has this huge, dark glob if ick near her right eye.  Thing is, she's not acting like her eye bothers her at all.  Her eyes don't look red or irritated, and they don't seem to be oozing or anything out of the ordinary.  She doesn't flinch or pull away, or show any other indication that removing the eye boogies causes her discomfort or pain. She just has these nasty things on her face all the time, a lot more frequently than ever before. 

So, my question is, is this something I should be concerned about, maybe even bring her to the vet for?  Or, is it just normal?  Thanks!

   

   

iamthedevil
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I'm certainly no vet or even a cat person, but I think at least one of my wife's cats has the same thing. We don't worry too much about it, but we'll see if anyone else has some more useful info.

LadyCerridwen48
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Thanks, I don't think it's all that big a deal, but I really don't know what's normal or not for cats.  I'd hate to take her to the vet to find out it's completely normal.  She gets soooo car sick!

 

"He sounds different. It's the only reason they can hear him at all."

CritterKeeper
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Eyesnot is normal, but if it's yellow, or real crusty, she may have picked up conjuctivitis

LadyCerridwen48
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It's brown, not yellow.  The color and consistency hasn't changed from what she used to get, it's just a lot more often.  Like from me having to clean it once or twice a week or so to at least once a day.

 

"He sounds different. It's the only reason they can hear him at all."

CritterKeeper
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I wouldn't worry about it, if anything else about it changes then be concerned. It's normal eye discharge, like we get.. Only they can get it out as needed. The season may have an affect on it. She may have seasonal allergies or something.. plus she's getting older.

Angemala
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Can't kitties get "eye colds"? I actually think my new kitten may have some kind of cold in his eye.......

GeekInThePink
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Something else to think about is if you've changed any of your household cleaning products w/in the last couple of weeks, like Critterkeeper mentioned, she might have an allergy to something.  Do you use anything on your sofa's or new air spray, new scented candles anything of that sort?  She could be walking on something that gets into or around her eyes when she cleans herself...just a few ideas. 

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LadyCerridwen48
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Thanks, guys.  Ya know, allergies was my first guess, since I have them, but I've racked my brain, and can't think of anything I've changed.  If anything, I haven't cleaned so well in the past couple of weeks, since I kind of almost set my vacuum on fire and can't find the replacement part anywhere.  The dust is getting to me, it's probably bothering her a bit, too.

 

"He sounds different. It's the only reason they can hear him at all."

GeekInThePink
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Thanks, guys. Ya know, allergies was my first guess, since I have them, but I've racked my brain, and can't think of anything I've changed. If anything, I haven't cleaned so well in the past couple of weeks, since I kind of almost set my vacuum on fire and can't find the replacement part anywhere. The dust is getting to me, it's probably bothering her a bit, too.
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Haha...we've all often wished for the vacuum to not work at some point or another in cleaning lifetime!!!  

FYI Lady, I used to work for Oreck, little over 7 years so I know a thing or two about vacuums.  We always got our off brand parts from Steel City Vacuum, located in Pittsburgh.  These guys are great, when I had trouble w/ some older brands and described a part to them they would instantly know the name of the part for me and send it right out.  I have no idea if they only sell to companies, but it might be worth the try!!!  If that doesn't work, I'll email you the phone number to one of the Oreck stores I worked at in Maryland and they'll order the part for you and then UPS it to your house!!!  

Here's the link to Steel City Vacuum --> here

Hope that this is the root of the problem w/ your kitty!!! 

What you do in this life, will echo for eternity.

LadyCerridwen48
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I appreciate the offer, but it's a Kenmore vacuum, and from what I'm hearing, I have to get the part from them.  There's a Sears Repair Center not too far from my parent's place, so I sent Dad on an errand.  Can't wait, I've been crawling around with a handheld all week, lol

On a good not, her eyes seem to be gunking up less, so, yeah, me missing the obvious...

I get nervous sometimes, though, because I have no idea what's normal cat aging, and what I should worry about.  Thanks for all your advice, guys! 

 

"He sounds different. It's the only reason they can hear him at all."

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