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Eyelid problem?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I mentioned this problem in an unrelated thread on the picture forum, and now it has me kind of concerned. Artoo's inner eyelid, the pink/grey part on the inside edge of his eyes, cover a third of his eyeball quite often. It usually covers more when he's sleepy, but it often covers 1/3 of his eye, or a bit less even when he's wide awake. It can cover even more when he's sleepy but his eyes are wide open. The inner eyelid thing does disappear sometimes when he's really alert, running around and playing, but it covers quite a bit of his eye quite often it seems. Is this something I should be concerned about?

BTW, he is 5 months old, and I just got him the day before yesterday from the humane society who claims he is in good health, but I don't know how trustworthy they are.
post #2 of 4
You don't notice any running of the eye? No redness? No tenderness? Just the eyelid showing?

If you feel the need I would just ring up the vet and explain the situation to him/her and see what they recommend. If your baby is eating, drinking, using the litter box, playing, is NOT lethargic, sleeping ALL the time, refusing to eat, drink or if the eyelid itself is red, running, or if the cat has a fever, then try not to worry.

If ANY of those symptoms show up, call the vet immediately.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
He is completely fine. Just the eyelid showing. No other symptoms at all. I'm probably just being paranoid, but I figured I'd put it out there to see if anyone else had some opinions.
post #4 of 4
Hey, when you have cats, paranoid is your middle name. There is NEVER any harm in asking a question.

Hopefully all will be well, but if no other symptoms show up, try to relax and perhaps as the little one grows older, that may disappear.

By the way, if you got your baby from the Humane Society, please keep an eye out for runny noses, runny eyes, coughing. That is upper respiratory infection and the vet WILL need to be consulted because antibiotics will be needed. He also will not want to eat or drink. If the symptoms do show up, don't wait too long as little ones can become dehydrated very quickly.

When I brought Old Pete home from the Humane Society here in Arizona, four days later I walked into my vet's office and asked for, "Upper respiratory for four, please", because if one gets it, everyone else does too and I had three other cats in the house at the time.
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