Our pets are our kids. They are part and precious parcel of our daily routine and joy. They help us to stay connected to life and to each other. And they deserve the best in care and love.
We have a trio of Cornish Rex cats. They are all personalities we respect and know well. Each one of them brings so much life and conversation into everything we encounter during the day!
One thing that Cornish Rex cats have is a very sensitive skin. Short fur, actually hair, covers their body and does not give enough protection from outside irritants. That is why we are super selective with the products we use on their skin: like shampoos and eye cleaning liquids.
Just recently, we have tested a new kid on the block when it comes to personal care for our cats – Dancing Pet shampoo and eye cleaning solution.
Both formulas are developed using non-toxic to a pet ingredients. What is truly remarkable is that after cleaning the yes with the Dancing Pet Eye Tear Stain Remover, the skin around eye area has lightened and now is almost free of any darkened matter, that was building up throughout the years in that area.
I also learned that this solution is good not only for eyes, but for the paws and tails. And it can be used for both cats and dogs.
Any products that come close with our pets’ skin contact gotta be non-irritating to them and made with quality, healthy ingredients. That includes all eye, ear cleaning products, shampoos and conditioners. Dancing Pet is one of the companies catering to the needs of pets with green-living.
And here are a few reminders for all pet owners about the health of your pet’s eyes and vision. I know that every now and then, we all need a quick glance over the tips to keep them in the forefront of our daily routine for the sake of our beautiful kitties.
Eye Home Inspection
Face your cat in a brightly lit area and look her in the eyes. They should be clear and bright, and the area around the eyeball should be white. Her pupils should be equal in size.
A Closer Look
Roll down your kitty’s eyelid gently with your thumb and take a look at the lid’s lining. It should be pink, not red or white.
What to Watch Out For
How can you tell if there is something wrong with one or both of your cat’s eyes? Look out for the following:
• Red or white eyelid linings
• Crusty gunk in the corners of the eye
• Tear-stained fur
• Closed eye(s)
• Cloudiness or change in eye color
• Visible third eyelid
Certain body language will also alert you to possible eye distress. If your cat is constantly squinting or pawing at her eye area, give her eyes a good inspection. If you find any of the above symptoms, you should immediately call your vet.
A Little Wipe Goes a Long Way
Wipe away any crusty gunk from your cat’s eyes with a damp cotton ball. Always wipe away from the corner of the eye, and use a fresh cotton ball.
And when in doubt – do dial your vet’s number to consult on the issue. To catch any disease in its early development states is much easier than putting your pet through the ordeal of the fully developed symptoms of illness.