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Sphynx eye gunk

Elizabeth KrinskyElizabeth Krinsky Member Posts: 3
edited 3 August, 2007 in Cat Health
I just adopted my little boy \"Ramses\" and have never owned a Sphynx before him. The second day in our home I noticed a yellowish discharge coming from his left eye. Knowing Conjunctivitis when I see it I immediately took Ramses to the vet for care. A week and a half later his eyes both cleared and Ramses was given a clean bill of health by the vet. Finally I was able to allow Ramses to visit with my other kitties and roam the rest of the house. This morning I again noticed a light brown colored eye goo in the corner of Ramses right eye. Again, this is my first Sphynx, and I know their eyes can be sensitive due to the lack of eyelashes and so on, what I really would like to know is what exactly is considered \"normal\" with this breed and what isn\'t??? Ramses has also been continually treated with L-Lysene @ 500 milligrams twice a day.


  • edited 25 June, 2007
    Hmmm.:-k Your other cats could be carrying a little bit of the conjunctivitis disease on their fur, so whenever he spends time near them, he contracts it again. He might have to be on a lifetime of antibiotics. I think you should call your vet on this one. They know best!|^| Good luck sweetie.|bb|
  • Elizabeth KrinskyElizabeth Krinsky Member Posts: 3
    edited 25 June, 2007
    I'm really looking for responses from experienced Sphynx owners. I know that the Sphynx eyes can be really sensitive due to the lack of fur and I'm hoping for a little insight into what's normal and what isn't.
  • edited 26 June, 2007
    Sorry for not being experienced or helpful enough for you. Bowing out. *sadly walks out door, tail and head down* :(( :(( :((
  • Virginia TacheVirginia Tache Member Posts: 7
    edited 3 August, 2007
    Hey there I being another sphynx owner can tell you it is quite normal for this breed , first what color is the discharge? if its white or green then I would be concerned and would get vet attention but if it is a reddish /brown color it is just dirt and ick from them not having the eyelashes to stop the dirt , my girls get it quiet often and we just use a warm cloth to wash it out .. Hope this helps . Virginia
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