Is it Herpes or Something else???

Symptoms: 1. Swollen, Inflamed, Runny Eyes 2. Third eyelid partially visible 3. Whitish eye boogers 4. More tired than usual 5. Occasional Sneeze 6. Stained eyes at vet revealed ulcer on each eye Appetite, water drinking, poo-poo & pee-pee is all normal. He is being treated with Terramycin ointment in both eyes, an oral anitibiotic and L-lysine. Just want to be sure we aren't missing some underlying illness. And will the ulcers on his eyes go away or will they always be there. :(

Best Answer

  • Roopa RajaramadossRoopa Rajaramadoss manchesterMember Posts: 205
    Accepted Answer
    From the symptoms it does sound like a upper respitory infection(UTI) which you have already taken care of by taking him to the Vet. Ulcers in the eyes sounds like Feline Herpes but did your Vet do a blood panel and check for any other underlying conditions or all his counts normal? Usually Herpes is caused when their immunity is down which means he cant fight the infection much and this should be indicated by low white blood cells in his blood panel. If the vet has not done a blood test, urine test and stool test, I suggest you get these done as these are primary tests that you need to do to rule out any other underlying medical condition.
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