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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:28 PM
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third eyelids showing a little - something to worry about?

My two-year-old cat is getting over a cold and we've been giving him l-lysine powder as per our vet's instructions. I'm growing a little concerned though as his third eyelids are showing a wee bit in each eye (1/8"?) - not a whole lot, but enough for me to notice that something's not quite right. I'm wondering if this is normal - for the third eyelid to show a bit when a cat has a cold. I'm willing to monitor it for a few days... but how long should I wait before returning to the vet? Any natural remedies anyone would suggest?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:44 PM
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A visible nictating membrane can indicate a cat that doesn't feel well, which wouldn't be that out of line with having a URI. As well, some URIs manifest with eye problems. How do your cat's eyes look otherwise? Any redness or tearing? Is your cat eating normally?
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 08:14 PM
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He's eating well - no change there. Being a total goofball as usual. There's a little redness & some discharge.
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