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should i bring him to the vet???

post #1 of 20
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i noticed last night that baci's eyes were funny. his 2nd eyeylid isn't fully going back. its not covering over his pupil, but its sticking out of the corner of his eye. i called an emergency vet last night and they told me that as long as it wasn't pussing or red or iritated he should be ok..he's not rubbing his eyes or even paying any attention that something could be wrong. if anyone has any advice for me please write back i appreciate it sooooooo much!! heres a pic so you know what i'm talking about...]
post #2 of 20
Don't want to scare you, but our kitty's eye looked like that and it was herpes. She didn't have goo or puss, either, and her eye wasn't red. It got much worse later (and in the end we had her eye removed).

Of course, she was rescued from a liquor store parking lot, was near death and had been living on god knows what, and had a million other problems as well. If your kitty is indoor only, it's very likely something else, but I'd go see the vet. Then again, we're worry-wart parents, and always do the "safe" thing.
post #3 of 20
I had understood that ANY time the third eyelid was showing it was a sign that kitty was not well, and not necessarily a sign of an eye problem. My vote is better safe than sorry, maybe keep an eye on him for other symptoms and schedule an appt soon.
post #4 of 20
I agree, I would go ahead and have him checked out by the vet. The only time Dylan's eyes do that are when he is very sick. (and again, it usually doesn't have to do with it being necessarily an eye infection.)

If it is something, you will catch it early and hopefully be able to treat it.

good luck, keep us posted.
post #5 of 20
I would also advise taking Baci to his vet to have an assessment. It's possible that it will turn out to be nothing, but if there is a problem, it's always best to be aware so you can treat it early! Please let us know how it goes and how Baci is feeling!
post #6 of 20
Spot eye is not like that. Only a little when sleep. I say see vet.
post #7 of 20
Poor Thing..he definately doesn't look happy. Please keep us informed on what you discover at the vet.

Katie
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
thanks so much everyone... i took baci to the vet like an hour after i posted this. they said it was probably from a viral infection and they gave me ointment i have to put in his eyes twice a day it's only been one day of medicine but his eyes still look the same, well see what happens tomorrow
post #9 of 20
Thanks for the update. You did the right thing! Please let us know how Baci's eye is tomorrow!
post #10 of 20
Yes this is a clear indication that something is not right with the cat. So please be sure if your cat's third eyelid is prevalent, you get the cat to the vet right away.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by hissy
Yes this is a clear indication that something is not right with the cat. So please be sure if your cat's third eyelid is prevalent, you get the cat to the vet right away.
OMG , Raffaels eyes look like that . I thought it may be his over weight . I will make a appointment with him next week to make sure he is ok .
post #12 of 20
Hedi, it usually means either a health issue or the cat is becoming dehydrated. I have never had an overweight cat, so I don't know if being overweight has a bearing on the third eyelid showing.
post #13 of 20
Can I ask a question? I am not sure that I understand what you mean by a third eyelid. I don't see it in the pic, and would like to know, just in case Dori ever has any trouble. Does it show at the top or bottom part of the eye?
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by hissy
Hedi, it usually means either a health issue or the cat is becoming dehydrated. I have never had an overweight cat, so I don't know if being overweight has a bearing on the third eyelid showing.
Thanks Hissy , I sure don't know myself but better save then sorry . I will call on Monday for a appointment . I will let you know how it turns out .
post #15 of 20
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Can I ask a question? I am not sure that I understand what you mean by a third eyelid. I don't see it in the pic, and would like to know, just in case Dori ever has any trouble. Does it show at the top or bottom part of the eye?
Hey there..see in the original post that in the picture how he has a "whitish" section to the lower part of his eyes...that's the third eyelid.

This may be a bit OT for this post...but my cat's eyes got like that when I unfortunately gave him too much sedative before a vet's visit. Worst scare of my life....he even stopped mewing....thank GOODNESS it was temporary....because I was ready to take him back to the vet the next day.

Katie
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Hey there..see in the original post that in the picture how he has a "whitish" section to the lower part of his eyes...that's the third eyelid.

This may be a bit OT for this post...but my cat's eyes got like that when I unfortunately gave him too much sedative before a vet's visit. Worst scare of my life....he even stopped mewing....thank GOODNESS it was temporary....because I was ready to take him back to the vet the next day.

Katie
The only time it is normal to see this third eyelid, is when the cat is sleepy or sleeping.

If you ever have the pleasure of watching a kitty fall asleep in your lap, or on your chest or whatever, and if they fall asleep slowly, you can actually watch this third eyelid slowy close partially over the eye.

Sedatives becuase they make the kitty sleepy, usually cause the third eyelid to be present.

Otherwise if it is showing up constantly, then it is usually an indicator of a health issue. Sometimes severe, sometimes not. Either way, the safest thing to do is to take a cat which is exhibiting a third eyelid constantly, to a vet.

Spotz
post #17 of 20
I just re check Raffaels eyes and it is not the third eyelid . I guess b/c he is over weight it just looks like it , everything is bigger including the eyes . I may go with him any way after the 15 of this month , to make sure he is healthy . Ctas with over weight could have a few illness sadly . But I need to make sure they are ruled out . He was not at the vet for a while and so it is time for him to get a check up
post #18 of 20
I am glad to see you took your kitty to the vet. My Aurora had the same thing, but it was only one eye that looked that way. 2 days later, I noticed she was having trouble walking. The vet diagnosed her with having Horner's Syndrome. I am happy to say she is doing much much better now.
post #19 of 20
Glad you saw the vet. Kitty had a problem with his eyes, and we used drops, then an ointment (that made me a bit nervous, to be putting my finger practically in his eye...but I got better at getting the right amount in the right place in the sac and such). It cleared up eventually ^^
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
thanks so much everyone! it's been 4 days now and baci's eye is almost back to normal! i hate putting the medicine in his eye though poor kitty
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