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Pred Forte Eye Drops for Felines

Updated April 17, 2017

As pet lovers, we alll want the best for our animals. Eye care is especially important; when they have an eye that is red or clearly uncomfortable, It's time to address the issue.

What are Pred Forte Eye Drops?

According to the Monthly Prescribing Reference, Pred Forte, or Prednisolone acetate 1 per cent, is a treatment for ocular inflammation and it contains benzalkonium chloride and sulphites.

Why is it used?

Prednisolone is a powerful steroid that is most typically used for inflammation of the eye.

Ped Forte should not be taken if...

If your cat has a fungal situation in his eye that is displaying signs of inflammation, Pred Forte may actually worsen the situation. Be sure to have your cat checked by a licensed vet to insure proper treatment.

Dosage

Typically, your cat should be given two drops every hour for the first 24 to 48 hours. Prolonged dosing should include 1 to 2 drops two to four times daily.

Side Effects

Like all medications, this too carries it with it a chance to exacerbate an already present infection; as previously mentioned, speaking to your vet prior to placing your feline on this medication is vital.

Continue to follow up with the vet during treatment, and call if the symptoms worsen.

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Having conducted therapy for several years, Lawrence Gould decided to try his hand at writing in 2009. He has been published on Starpulse.com and various other websites and worked as a journalist at "TCpalm Newspaper" out of Vero Beach, Fla. Gould possesses a master's degree in psychology, a minor in English as well as extensive study in addiction.