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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:23 pm 
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administer eye ointment to a wriggly, squirming kitty!

I took Muzz to the vet earlier as his eye has been a bit watery the last couple of day. She told me he has really nasty conjunctivitis. I feel really bad that I didn't take him sooner, he must be so sore. Poor little mite. :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:53 pm 
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Try pulling down a bit under the eye so a flap forms, and put the ointment there. When your kitty closes his eye, it will get in that way... and might be a tiny bit easier.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Wrap up in a towel and apply to the inner lid as suggested before. You need a partner for sure!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:43 pm 
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I second the wrapping in the towel suggestion! Also, it may give you more control of you place some of the ointment on a fingertip (clean, of course, or wearing surgical gloves - I find the little finger works best) and apply it carefully with the finger. If you don't have a partner to help you, try scruffing the cat (holding them down by the loose skin on their neck) and kneeing over them with one knee on each side of the cat to immobilize them and a foot placed behind so they can't wriggle out backwards - but that only leaves you one hand free to apply the ointment which is tricky. Having a partner would be best.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Well me and my OH have just attempted our first application and the little sweetie just sat and let us hold him and put the ointment in. I think/hope he realises we are only doing it for him as we love him so much.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:32 pm 
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maibri wrote:
Well me and my OH have just attempted our first application and the little sweetie just sat and let us hold him and put the ointment in. I think/hope he realises we are only doing it for him as we love him so much.

Aw bless :D hope he has a speedy recovery :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:49 am 
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Well done you :D Hope it clears up soon :D

We had to give Mungo a medicated mouthwash when he was a kitten and the little lamb just accepted it even though it must have tasted awful :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:41 pm 
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His eye is a million times better, no more discharge or redness at all. I have to continue using the ointment for another 5 days just to ensure that the conjunctivitis is totally gone and he has to go back to see the vet on Friday again. I'm sure all the visits are unnessesary and she just loves to cuddle my boys!! lol but I don't mind as she looks after them really well.

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