Causes of weepy eyes
Many conditions can cause weepy eyes including:
Cat flu is an infectious disease caused by both viruses and bacteria. It is a very common cause of weepy eyes in cats.
Flat-faced breeds of cat (such as Persians) are more prone to weepy eyes because they aren’t very well protected from the environment.
Conjunctivitis is irritation of the pink (inside) part of the eyelid that can be caused by many different conditions. Conjunctivitis causes weeping, itching and pain around the eye.
Eye ulcer (corneal ulcer)
Eye ulcers are injuries, i.e. scratches or grazes on the front of the eye. Eye ulcers can become very serious if not treated quickly.
Lumps around the eyes
Lumps in or around the eye often cause weeping because they rub and cause irritation.
Something stuck in the eye
Something stuck in the eye (i.e. a grass seed or another cat’s claw!)
Itchy skin often affects the skin around the eyes. If their skin becomes inflamed this will often cause weeping.
Eyelash problems such as eyelashes growing from the wrong place or in the wrong direction.
Eyelid problems such as eyelids turning in (entropian) or baggy eyelids (ectropian).