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Video: Finally, a Song for Conjunctivitis in Cats!

Sarah Donner made a catchy song about the symptoms and treatments for conjunctivitis in cats, plus shows us how she treats one of her affected kitties.

Sarah Donner  |  Nov 3rd 2017


In my home, conjunctivitis in cats is the prize everybody wins whenever we have foster kittens. I’m glad that my cats take on the task of licking the babies’ bums and faces, because I’m 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 cat pink eye is when a cat gets a “winky” eye. Next it swells up, turns pink and oozes pus. Serious complications like blindness can occur if conjunctivitis in cats 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 cat pink eye. Their eyes are back to normal, so check out the Internet if you want to see how bad it can get.

A Song for Feline Conjunctivitis
By Sarah Donner

If you have a cat with snotty eyes
Take him to the vet and don’t think twice
Theres good chance he has conjunctivitis
And needs antibiotics like teramycin

He’s not winking at you to be coy
If his wink is pink and he’s annoyed
Rainbow mucus draining from his eyelids
Could suggest bacterial infection

It can be real painful and make them itch
But it’s a common problem to be fixed

He’s not winking at you to be coy
If his wink is pink and he’s annoyed
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

Thumbnail: Photography ©Warapatr_s | Thinkstock.com.

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