My cats eyes turned very red around the surface. Hes still purring but he seems to have a hard time opening them. I just got done cooking dinner, is there maybe a spice that could affect his eyes or does this sound like a more serious problem.? Please Help.
The only time I have seen food effect a cat was when we were cooking nachos using fresh jalapenos and my friend's persian started sneezing from it. Did it come on suddenly? Is he better this morning? It could be an eye infection which you would need to see the vet for but if it's both eyes and it was sudden and he was in the room while you were cooking, that may be all it is. Keep an eye on him and call the vet if it didn't clear up when the food smells cleared up. Maybe hold him and walk around outside where he can breathe some fresh air but safely in your arms. But don't worry, even an eye infection is still not terribly serious. Just some antibiotic ointment from the vet and your kitty should be fine.