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Newborn kitten’s eyes not opening after 14 days — 2 Comments

  1. Hi My name is carlos and at the place I’m working, there are 5 kittens that were born 3 weeks ago and 2 of them had opened only their right eye and the left eye still closed. One of them hasn’t open both.. I don’t know what can I do. They are not mine, but I have been taking care of the mother since she was little. Now I’m worried. Can some one tell me what can I do?

    • My immediate thought is that the eyes may become or are infected. This is serious because the herpesvirus can blind kittens and cats. I think you’ll find they have a risk of getting conjunctivitis. Eyes should open after 10-12 days. Eyelids should be teased open by a veterinarian to let the puss (if there is any) to drain out. The eye should be flushed with sterile ophthalmic irrigating solution and then antibiotic drops administered.

      I would inspect the closed eyes. Do they bulge out? If so it is possible that there is a bacterial infection that needs treatment as mentioned above. Good luck and thanks for visiting.

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