The watery eyes of a cat are the first symptom of her infection with an infectious disease. Symptomatics and treatment of some diseases.

Cats as well as other animals caninfected with infectious diseases, which are not easy to treat. The first symptom of infection is the watery eyes of the cat. But some diseases are asymptomatic, so it's not easy to detect them at an early stage. To avoid infection, it is necessary to vaccinate the pet. It should also be noted that after successful treatment, there is sometimes a relapse of the disease, which can occur in a few years, when the animal's body weakens.

Infectious Diseases

watery eyes in a cat
Cats can become infected with such infections as: enteritis, influenza, calcevirus, rhinitis, leukemia, peritonitis, immune deficiency virus and rabies. Consider those diseases in which you can notice the watery eyes of a cat.

Infectious enteritis. Symptoms and Treatment

Enteritis is a contagious disease, so a pet withAn 8-month-old age should be given two inoculations, an adult cat can be vaccinated at the age of 15 months, after vaccination, every three years. This disease is manifested by severe vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood) while the animal is sluggish, also with this infection dehydration of the cat's body is observed.

Influenza or upper respiratory tract infection. Symptoms and Treatment

watery eyes in a cat
If you notice tearing eyes in a cat, and whenThis animal often sneezes (with thick discharge from the nose), and the eyes stick together, then your pet is infected with the flu. During the course of an infection of the upper respiratory tract, it can be noticed that the cat had mouth ulcers (possibly in the eyes) and had a fever. With the flu because of the loss of smell, the cat reduces appetite, it is exhausted and grows thin. Discharges from the eyes are treated with eye drops, which contain antibiotics.

Rhinitis. Symptomatology

If the cat sneezes and watery eyes, thenit may have a runny nose - inflammation of the nasal mucosa (rhinitis), which is manifested when the animal is undercooled. Rhinitis can also begin when the pet uses household, disinfectant or chemical agents (detergent, ammonia, dichlorvos and others). All these substances irritate not only the mucous membrane of the nose, but also the trachea and bronchi. And the glands of the animal, which are located in the nasal cavity, secrete a large amount of secretion, the mucous blushes and swells. If a British cat has eyes watered, and the nasal passages are narrowed and there are accumulations in it, while breathing is difficult, it snorts, rubs its nose with paws, and sneezes, it is infected and must be treated.

cat sneezes and watery eyes

Treatment of rhinitis

For treatment you need a bag of hot sandapply to the nose 2-3 times a day. If the discharge is liquid, a 2-3% solution of boric acid is poured into the nasal cavity. With a cold with dense secretions, a 1% solution of salt or soda is poured into your nose, and the juice of boiled beet is washed with mucous.


Do not forget that one of the first symptomsInfectious diseases are teary eyes in a cat, as well as shortness of breath and fever. To your pet does not get infected, you need to make the necessary vaccinations in time (by age).

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