3 Ways to Clean a Cat's Eye Patch

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3 Ways to Clean a Cat's Eye Patch
3 Ways to Clean a Cat's Eye Patch

Cats can develop eye discharge from allergies and seasonal changes. This is usually noticed after cat naps (in the morning, for example). How should you remove “remela” safely, and why? This task is important if you don't want him to have infections and eye problems; just use some warm water and cotton balls (or tea bags). If you suspect an infection or a more serious problem, take Miauzinho to the veterinarian.


Method 1 of 3: Using Warm Water and Cotton Balls

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Step 1. Boil the water

For this method, the use of sterile water is recommended: feline eyes should be touched only by the cleanest materials possible. Boil the water in a kettle and let it cool down to room temperature.

Pour water into two small bowls and leave them nearby

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Step 2. Take cotton balls

You will need them to apply water to your pet's eyes. Towels or cloths, as long as they are soft and clean, can also be used; softness is needed to not scratch and irritate the cat's eyes.

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Step 3. Have the cat sit on your lap

It will need to stay still while you perform the procedure. Try to have him on your lap with his back to you, and hold him by the chin (to keep his head still). You'll need to be quick so the cat doesn't start to get scared and thrash around.

  • You can also ask a friend for help with the immobilization.
  • Some owners say that placing a towel over the animal's head, leaving only the eyes exposed, can help make it stand still.
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Step 4. Clean the secretion

When immobilizing it, dip a cotton ball in the water in one of the basins and use your dominant hand to remove the straw from the cat's eye; try not to push it in, if possible.

  • After you finish cleaning one eye, dip another cotton ball into the bowl to clean the other.
  • Never use the same piece to clean both eyes as this can spread bacteria from the first to the second and lead to an infection.

Method 2 of 3: Using Tea Bags

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Step 1. Put two green or black tea bags to soak

They have antibacterial properties and can help soothe an itchy or irritated eye. Give preference to organic teas so as not to expose the animal to chemicals and additives. Let them soak for three or four minutes.

Remove them from the water, place them on a clean piece of paper towel and let them cool

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Step 2. Keep the pussy still

This is necessary as the tea bags will be under his eyes for a few minutes. Try placing him in your lap with a towel under his head, leaving only his eyes exposed.

Again, a helper would be welcome; after all, keeping the cat calm and still is much easier when you have help

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Step 3. Put the tea bags over his eyes

Do it with him still and with his eyes exposed. Make sure they're not too hot before putting them in your eyes, or you could end up burning or irritating them.

  • Leave the bags in the cat's eyes for a minute or two.
  • If there are peels in the region, the teas will help to loosen them, facilitating cleaning.
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Step 4. Remove the straw

Afterwards, remove the bags and use a soft, clean cloth (also moistened with warm water) to clean any possible secretion remains, which should come out easily due to the heat.

Method 3 of 3: Taking the Cat to the Vet

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Step 1. Look for signs of eye infection

If you notice that the bug does not come out and that the animal's eyes are very red, take it to the vet, as it may have conjunctivitis; also, if the bug is green or yellow, sticky or smelly, it may have a bacterial infection.

Also take him to the vet if you notice he is scratching or pawing his eyes, feeling sensitive when looking at the light, or tearing up too much. These are all signs of a problem with the cornea or tissue further back in the eye

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Step 2. Get a diagnosis

Let the vet examine the feline. He will be able to take a sample of the bug to check for bacteria, and will also analyze if the cat's eyes are too red, inflamed, irritated, or sensitive to light.

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Step 3. Discuss treatment options

The provider will recommend specific treatments based on the type of infection. Many of the eye problems can be resolved by using an antibiotic ointment or eye drops for a while. With the right treatment, feline eye problems heal easily.

  • For conjunctivitis or corneal problems, your veterinarian will recommend an antibiotic ointment and ask you to clean the cat's eyes regularly.
  • If the pussy's tear duct is blocked, just use plain or salt water to clean it.

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