Q. My cat has conjunctivitis. Cause not yet known. Is there anything I can do to help her until I find an open vet hospital?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If you can't get to a vet right away you can use an Elizabethan (cone) collar to prevent your cat from pawing at and harming the eyes, and can use a warm wet washcloth to remove any excess debris and make the eyes more comfortable. If the eyes are very bad or painful or your cat is in severe distress from them, it is best to try and seek out an open ER veterinary clinic ASAP for care.