Eye Goop wipes?

Hi everyone, I just adopted two super handsome kitties from a shelter, but they both have the feline herpes virus. The virus causes their eyes to water and "goop" quite often. I try to stay on top of it, but sometimes, especially over night, the goop hardens and becomes a lot more difficult to remove. So far I've just been using tissue and water to clean their faces but the hardened goop is tricky to get off. Any suggestions?

Asked by Member 1141882 on Nov 23rd 2012 Tagged eyes, cleaning, tissue, wipes, goop in Bathing
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You are doing a great job so far! well done, i have kitty face cloths (haha i know, how crazy) that are designated to cleaning those crusty bits, i keep them clean by soaking them all in boiling water every now and then, always using a specific cloth for a specific cat so as not to pass on any germs. Maybe with a soft face cloth being more durable it may be a help! hope you and kitties are well. All the best!

Batfink answered on 11/25/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


The Herpes virus, similar to herpes in humans, is able to make a strong hold when the body does not have enough L-Lysine. Certainly double check this with the shelter and/or the veterinarian, but 500 mg of L-Lysine twice a day for 2-3 weeks should REALLY help reduce the discharge and help the virus to go back to being dormant. When the discharge is frequent or there is a lot of it, the use of this over the counter supplement can work wonders. it can be crushed up and sprinkled on their food and usually they don't care at all.


October answered on 11/25/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer