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Help i am so worried about my cats!!

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Ok I have 3 cats, one is 6 years old, one is 2 years old and the other one i have had for like 2 months and he is like 4 months old. My 2 year old cats third eyelid has been up since shortly after i got him when he was a kitten, i took him to the vet and had him tested for feline leukemia, it was negative. I did not have the money to have a complete blood test done but the vet said that if the cat was acting alright and eating fine then to not worry about it. That was about a year ago and still the cat acts fine but the third eyelid remains up about a third of the way. So i got a kitten about a month and a half ago and the other day i noticed that his third eyelid is up also, i do not have the money to take him to the vet, all my cats have had all their shots and the 2 with the weird eyelids act just like any other normal cat. If someone could please help me to understand what this might mean or has any suggestions please let me know. Thank you so much
post #2 of 4
A vet could tell you with more certainty but it sounds like they might have the feline hepes virus. Is the third eyelid red and are their eyes watery?
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No the third eyelid is not red and there eyes aree not runny either. It goes up and down sometimes it covers half of their eyes and sometimes it covers like a 1/4 of their eyes its really weird.
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Sometimes it can be from Haw's syndrome or Horner's syndrome.
* Constricted pupil
* Elevation of the third eyelid
* Retraction of the eyeball into the head
* Slight drooping of the eyelid
* Increased pink color and warmth of the ear and nose on the affected side.

Bilateral protrusion of the third eyelids can occur spontaneously in cats and is known as (Haws syndrome). Although the exact cause of Haws syndrome is unknown, it is believed to be related to some mild gastrointestinal problems, such as rotavirus or parasite infestations. These intestinal problems may affect the sympathetic nerves to the eye, resulting in partial or extensive protrusion of the TEs. This condition often resolves spontaneously within 3 to 4 weeks.
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