Basic Care: Eye Drainage

“Eye gunk” is another another issue that Persians often face. Persians are prone to sinus disorders, such as eye leakage, due to the structure of their face and head (among other causes) (this is more of an annoyance to the cat than anything). If the cat is unable to remove all of the material, the owner must do so. What is effective? Wipe the cat’s eyes with a warm washcloth (no soap!) once in the morning and once at night.

Consult your veterinarian before using any cleansers or treatments to treat stains around the eyes. Many breeders advocate a home-made solution of an eighth of a teaspoon of boric acid and 8 ounces of water. Shake it up and soak the cotton ball in it. Be cautious not to overdose on boric acid, since it might hurt your cat’s eyes.

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