Often in kittens - 2-3 weeks of age, the eyes look damp, wet or simply "flowing". As a result, the kitten constantly tries to scratch its eyes with its paw and squints. Such manifestations are very common, but you should not turn a blind eye to them, as the reasons can be quite serious.
Lachrymation in a kitten is most often the result of weak immunity. The baby needs certain vaccinations until they are done, his body will be inhabited by various kinds of viruses that cause lacrimation and even suppuration. It happens that helminths (worms) are the cause. Therefore, at an early age, kittens need your help with daily eye care. A good remedy for daily hygiene of the kitten's eyes is the preparation "Diamond Eyes". Of course, you can do with chamomile or tea washes, but they are much less effective. The drug must be dripped 2 drops into each eye, 2 times a day. To make it easier to drip, take the kitten on your lap and lift its head, grabbing it by the scruff of the neck. It is in this position that the eyes will be maximally opened. After that, wipe the kitten's eyes with a cotton pad, otherwise he will immediately start scratching. Please note that a separate disc should be used for each eye (to save money, you can cut one cotton disc into 2 parts). There are other kitten eye drops that can be purchased at any pet store or veterinary clinic. If after 1-2 weeks your eyes are still watering, be sure to contact a specialist. Sometimes the causes of lacrimation in kittens can be infectious diseases such as chlamydia, mycoplasmosis or herpes. The first symptom of these infections is just inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyes and lacrimation. In addition, a kitten's eyes can also watery due to allergic reactions or mechanical damage. Allergies can occur due to house dust, pollen, and hair entering the eye. Mechanical damage can be associated with splashing hot oil, sparks from a fire, a grain of sand in the eye, and many other factors. In any case, if you notice any symptoms of inflammation of the kitten's eye, it is better to immediately seek specialized help.