My kitten is about 5 months old, male, siamese-maine coon mix, indoor. I came home one day and his eyes, face and mouth were crusty and the eyes were swollen. There is dry patches around his face. It's been about 2 days and it hasn't gone away, I've set up an appointment to get him checked. I just want to know before hand what I should expect. Or how to make him feel better. I am also wondering about vaccination. I just learned the other day that I was supposed to bring him when he was younger to get vaccinated. No one had told me. Is it too late to get him vaccinated? Is it unsafe for him? Please help.
Although kittens should have their vaccinations early and then get follow up ones at regular intervals, your vet will be able to administer the correct dosages and eventually you will be caught up.
As for the crustiness, there are a number of bacterial infections that can cause this such as superficial pyoderma. A variety of household items can cause an adverse reaction in some cats. Things like hairspray and houseplants can start the irritation and then the scratching can allow bacteria to enter.
Your vet will probably prescribe an antibiotic such as Clavamox or amoxicillin, etc. With the help of your vet you should be able to get your kitty back to normal in a short time.
I wish you luck in getting this resolved quickly. It was good that you made an appointment.
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