Catster Original Video: Finally, a Song for Feline Conjunctivitis!

In my home, conjunctivitis is the prize everybody wins whenever we have foster kittens. Im glad that my cats take on the task of licking...

Sarah Donner  |  Jan 13th 2012


In my home, conjunctivitis is the prize everybody wins whenever we have foster kittens. Im glad that my cats take on the task of licking the babies’ bums and faces, because Im not doing it.

Unfortunately, it often means spreading of minor infections like conjunctivitis, which is the inflammation of the eyelid and sometimes eyeball. The very first sign of infection is when a cat gets a “winky” eye. Next it swells up, turns pink, and oozes pus. Serious complications like blindness can occur if it goes untreated for too long, so make sure you hit the vet before it gets gross.

The kittens in the video are on the last day of antibiotics for conjunctivitis. Their eyes are back to normal, so check out the Internet if you want to see how bad it can get. Then send those pictures to your friends to gross them out.

A Song for Feline Conjunctivitis
By Sarah Donner

If you have a cat with snotty eyes
Take him to the vet and dont think twice
Theres good chance he has conjunctivitis
And needs antibiotics like teramycin

Hes not winking at you to be coy
If his wink is pink and hes annoyed
Rainbow mucus draining from his eyelids
Could suggest bacterial infection

It can be real painful and make them itch
But its a common problem to be fixed

Hes not winking at you to be coy
If his wink is pink and hes anooyed
Rainbow mucus draining from his eyelids
Could suggest bacterial infection

Clear and watery could suggest allergies
But yellow green and in between
I can tell you what it means

Song Sources: Pets.WebMD.com

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