Is this a cat emergency?
December 2, 2011 6:00 PM Subscribe
Yesterday or the day before I noticed one of my cats was squinting a little in one eye. Then she started producing thick yellow goop. This morning there was a lot more thick yellow goop. This evening I noticed the nictating membrane of that eye is a little pinker and more swollen than the other one. She is having no trouble breathing and her appetite, thirst, and energy are normal. I don't have a lot of money. How urgent is this situation?
posted by schroedinger to pets & animals (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I contacted a low-cost clinic and they don't have appointments open for another week. There is a walk-in clinic I could take her to tomorrow, but when I took my cats there a week ago between medications and exam fees and everything it was $200 (SPCA does NOT equal low-cost, apparently). I'm on public assistance so that bill was a little harsh.
My bank account would prefer for me to wait but if this might be something serious I don't want her to lose an eye or anything. What is the likelihood of this being something very bad?