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My cats eye has this white thing that is normally in the corner covering almost one third of his eye now. He is acting normal but his eye is all that is wrong. We live in the country and he has gotten in fights before and Been cut, but yesterday I came home and he had a scrape on his leg and his eye looked weird. Since yesterday it does not look better and he is an outside cat. We don't know what is wrong.

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His eye could have been lacerated by the other cat. You need to get him into the vets and get it treated quickly or he could lose his eye or his vision in it.

If this cat isn't neutered you need to get him neutered so he will stop fighting. Fighting is the number one cause of a cat getting leukemis, FIV, FIP and abscesses.

These are all potentially fatal. If he is neutered, make sure he is vaccinated for all of these diseases and rabies as well. This is a hazard to your health, not just his.

Eye issues are very serious so get him in to see your vet tomorrow.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING TO ME: I am NOT a vet and do NOT diagnose diseases. That is only for a licensed Veterinarian to do. I will give you suggestions and steer you toward calling your vet for help. You can call the vet's office and talk to the technician there or the vet at times. Don't be afraid to call them! If you have a serious issue with your pet please post it to one of the veterinarians in here- I will tell you the same thing in my answer. IF your pet is injured or in an emergency situation, CALL YOUR VET- Do not wait and post in here. Just call the vet's office and get them in to see the vet right away. Critical treatment time is lost if you seek answers here when you should have your precious pet at the vets!! Don't sit at home waiting for an answer when your pet is critically ill or injured!! I can answer most questions about small animal and wildlife care as well as small animal nutrition. I can also answer questions about all phases of dental care for small animals. I DO NOT answer questions about birds (unless it is wildlife or songbirds) or HAMSTERS/GERBILS/CHINS/GUINEA PIGS/REPTILES/FROGS/RABBITS/PET BIRDS OF ANY KIND so please submit these questions to the appropriate sections. I, as well as other experts in here, do NOT do homework questions- that is for YOU to do! Please respect these rules for all of us. Thanks!

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I have over 35 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine. I specialized in small animals and did wildlife rehab for over 25 years, mostly raptors, squirrels and opossums. I am a Small Animal Nutritional Consultant with 6 certificates from Hills Pet Foods, CNM and Purina. I also specialized in Small Animal Dentistry which is a field I truly love.

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