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« on: April 23, 2010, 12:43:24 PM »

Found out something rather interesting from the veterinary ophthalmologist  the other day.

Cat tears are NOT clear, but rather they are brownish and or reddish tinged.
So.....what I sometimes perceived to be an eye infection was just in fact brownish tinged eye goop.  
The sure fire and only real way to confirm the presence of infection is through lab analysis of the eye goop.

I honestly had no idea and I forgot to ask about dog tears......but I will when we go back in 3 weeks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 12:45:27 PM »

I knew this because I had a cat with tear-duct drainage problems and she always had red stains around her eyes. I distinguish tears from infection by looking for yellow or green discharge.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 05:14:12 PM »

The eye gunk that I would clean from Mooch were always brownish.

When I told my vet about Tiny Friday's eye, he asked me what color was the mucus and I told him yellow, and he said that if it's yellow, it's likely an infection.
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