What causes a cat to have a corneal ulcer?
If your cat is squinting or its eyes are tearing excessively, there is a possibility of a corneal ulcer (or ulcerative keratitis). Wounds are often the cause, usually from playing or scuffling with another cat or with a dog. However, there also may be a foreign object under the eyelid.
When to see the vet for cat skin lesions?
There are many possible causes for feline skin lesions. The treatment depends on the type and cause of the sore. Anytime your cat has a sore that doesn’t heal in a few days or that oozes yellow or green-colored puss, see your vet as this is a sign of infection.
What happens when a cat has a skin infection?
It is a systemic infection that causes respiratory problems, generalized weakness, a poor appetite, and even blindness. One of the first signs of the illness, however, is round, oozing sores on the skin. The sores may later crust over. Cats with this condition often have difficulty breathing and have a chronic cough.
What causes skin oozing and crusting on cats?
Demodicosis is a condition caused by mites. It causes feline skin lesions that ooze and crust over and also causes hair loss. This may occur in one small area or may occur all over the body. To diagnose demodicosis , you vet will do a scraping of the affected skin and examine it under a microscope.
What kind of ulcers does a cat have?
Oral Ulceration and Chronic Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis in Cats One type of oral disease which affects cats is oral ulceration and chronic ulcerative paradental stomatitis (CUPS). It is a disease of the mouth which causes painful ulcers on the gums and mucosal lining of the mouth cavity.
Can a cat stay at home with an ulceration?
The majority of felines can receive treatments at home as an outpatient, but if your cat requires supportive care, she may be required to stay in the clinic for a few days. An Elizabethan collar is often sent home with patients to prevent the cat from licking, biting or scratching at the ulceration, making the problem worse.
Why does my kitten have a white ulcer on her tongue?
Both cat flu viruses commonly cause tongue ulcers especially in kittens. Sometimes they also cause gum ulcers, and are even linked with stomatitis (see later). Nasty! You can read all about cat flu here. These odd white ulcers on the gums are associated with the uraemic syndrome of advanced kidney disease.
What should I do if my cat has a cornea ulcer?
Your veterinarian may also put a collar on the cat’s neck to keep it from clawing at its eyes. If the erosion or tumor are superficial, surgery will probably not be recommended. If the ulcer is deep, your veterinarian may take a cotton swab and remove loose layers of the cornea. Any corneal laceration requires immediate treatment and repair.