Hi, my cat Dewey was treated at Jarrettsville Vet at the end of February b/c…

Hi, my cat Dewey was treated at Jarrettsville Vet at the end of February b/c his eyes were swollen, red, itchy, tearing up. He was also sneezing. He was given an antibiotic, antihistamine, and eye ointment. His sneezing cleared up, but his eyes were still itchy, swollen and red so I took him back on 2/28/13. He was given a different eye ointment w/a steroid for 3 days.

He finished the eye ointment on 3/3 and the antibiotic and antihistamine on 3/10.

Yesterday, 3/20, his eyes were swollen and itchy again. But he has not been sneezing.

Could I give him another 3 days of the eye ointment? It’s called Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc and Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic ointment USP.

Thanks!!!
Beth Campbell

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Beth, You can resume the eye antibiotic but I am concerned that once you stop it you will be right back to where you are now. It sounds like there is an underlying allergy? or something going on, and that the steroid is just quieting it down or masking it while you are suing it, but the underlying problem remains. IF the eye returns to being swollen and itchy make a re-check appointment (preferably) with one of the doctors that you have seen already and keep investigating the underlying cause. Sounds ike it is time for an answer to… Read more »