My ferrel cat's third eyelid has been showing for weeks. Local vet gave tapeworm med...ingested as far as I know. Very ferrel! Third eyelid shows pink/red tint which I have never seen in my house cats. Suggestions? If I trap the cat & take to vet, she will probably never return...ferrels are like that.
Your cat might have a different illness that could be properly treated at the vet's. The third eyelid coming up doesn't always mean worms (though it's good that you did worm him). In your shoes, I'd trap him and take him in and find out if he has anything serious that you don't want spread to your other cats. We recently went through this, and found out that a feral who was hanging around (and fighting with our cats) had feline AIDS. I have to test one of our cats (who might have gotten bitten) in about three months to see if he got AIDS from the feral. If you want your feral to be well, and don't want him to give any 'gifts that keep on giving' to your other cats, get him tested and checked, even if he runs off afterwards.
third eyelid showing nearly always indicated PAIN...and since you mentioned the pink/red tint its likely this kitty has an infection present or herpes virus.
if the pink/red is showing in the eye itself its likely uveitis which is very painful and can lead to blindness.
if the whole eye is pink/red color it can also me CRF and high blood pressure that causes restriction of blood flow to the eye, this lead to my one kitty Opus eventually loosing the eye because it was diagnosed to late.
please take this kitty back to be examined more thoroughly good luck and keep us updated.
hi my name is Kimberly and my beautiful calico cat has this weird third eye that is really making me worry. her symptoms are a dull coat, almost diarrhea stool, is very congested, very thirsty, not trying to be gross but has a kinda bleeding anus. i don't want to have to give her up but it breaks my heart to see her like this, but i don't know what to do.please give me an answer i'm begging you all i love her so much i have had her for 7 years. if i don't get an answer very soon i have to give her up. thank you!
I don't know what you mean by 'give her up'??? surely you will take her to a Vet to get some medical help and not just a shelter??????
this is your kitty and she sounds like she is quite ill and needs some help, not abandonment....please don't consider this!!
Please take her to a Vet clinic, work out a payment plan so you can pay a bit each month if finances are low.....
Your name was mentioned as a good source for information. I'm concerned about how much pain my kitty is in, Here's what I posted to MedHelp, or at least I think it got posted.
My 11 year old kitty with cushing's disease has survived and has been a happy cat the past 3 years. For 2 years she has been on insulin 2 times a day, currently 8 units each time. 4 days ago the vet opened a Retrobulbar abscess at the back of her mouth, the probable cause of her bulging eye and third eyelid showing. Without her normal drinking and eating her BG went down to 58 and twice we gave her karo syrup. We gave her 4 and then 6 units to adjust to the amount she would eat. It now reads 240 after she ate about 2/3 her normal breakfast and received 8 units. Today she has started breathing with her mouth open, and the rate was 26 breaths a minute. Otherwise she just sleeps and doesn't want to be held. We plan to see the vet day after tomorrow. Her time is probably close. She's had all the cushing's disease symptoms and has reached the stage where her hind legs are too weak to get on the bed, even with her own stool. My husband thinks she will know when the time comes and will go peacefully. I'm not so sure.
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