Originally Posted by oregon
He is old, undergoing some thyroid issue and kidney failure. (I really wonder how much of that particualr disease in cats is due to the common cat foof people get(I have for years switched to petguard and wysong))
He used to sleep w/his eyes closed but now they are open, w/the inner eyelid partially covering them. Even in deep sleep or rem sleep he doesn't closes. (wonder what cats dream)
I'll have to ask the vet.
Parli italiano Marcello?
I would think that does go along with dehydration...are you giving your kitty in sub-q fluids or wasn't that prescribed for his kidney failure?
In Bookie, shortly before it was time to let her go, she had this odd opened eyed look constantly, when I had her in for an exam as we tried to stablize her, my vet told me this was a sign of dehydration. I was only familiar with checking skin tenting as a way of assessing hydration status.
Here is a link to a site discussing signs of dehydration (and more) in a cat:http://www.cat-world.com.au/DehydrationInCats.htm
I am fortunate that Tyler, who is my 17 1/2 y.o. and has hyperthyroidism and early crf also, does not have dehydration issues (knock on wood).