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cats third eyelid

hi,i have a male cat 5 years old that came home with his 3rd eyelid showing in both eyes....i took him to the vet,they did bloodwork and found nothing...no fever...i could tell he didnt feel good even the vet said he could see that...acting just "out of it" but he's eating and drinking .....running around...so now it's been 5 days since the vet visit and he is acting fine but his 3rd eyelid is still showing...has anyone heard of this type of thing? thank you for any info...the vet office was not that helpful....
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587315 tn?1333556383
Hi, I totally understand your worries.  I've had cats for many many years and the third eyelids showing is one of the signs that I also look for when I think my kitties are sick.  From what I've read about it, when they are showing it means they're either nauseous or sick.  Since you already took him to the vet, and he checked out fine-I would just keep him in the house for a few days so that you can observe him.  Hope he doesn't drive ya nuts!!!!!!!!!  LOL
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omg,you know him...we had to replace the srceens in our house since he would claw holes and jump,even from second floor!!! lol had to get pet screen from home depot...its great...they can climb up and down that stuff all day...no holes lol
thanks for the info tho,hes always been so healthy i was worried!!!
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LOL  I KNOW that cats get quite the attitude when they don't get their way.  I've seen it way too many times!!

Hey, just a thought....have you switched his food lately?  Maybe the food isn't agreeing w/ him!
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My old cat, Metaxa, had his third eyelid show once and it freaked me out.  I didn't know they had one!  So, my mother and I were looking around the living room for his eye!  We felt so stupid after the vet saw him.  The vet said he had irritated his eye and gave us some drops and then he was fine.  Good luck!
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thanks you guys! the vet said it wasnt an eye infection but they could tell he was sick so they gave him an antibiotic shot that lasts for 2 weeks...he seems to be fine and it kinda looks like its going away...darn kids lol!!
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One of my kids has his third eyelids showing and was concerned since there is a stray in the neighborhood that I sometimes feed and his eyes were the same way about a week ago but saw him yesterday morning and they are now fine.  I'm thinking that my Oreo may have caught an infection from him by maybe eating any food leftover from the same bowl Tiger was eating from.  I should have known better since I am sure this is a good way for anything to spread. He isn't lethargic and seems fine in every way but for the eyes.  However, I'm not going to wait to see if it just goes away and will call vet today and definately keeping him inside for now. He's meowing at the top of his lungs right now looking from the door to me..LOL!  I hope that it will only take some antibiotics and he will be fine.  This is first time on this site and glad I found it. Thanks.
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