|Purred: Wed Feb 8, '12 7:18am PST |
Two days ago, I realized that the third eyelids of my two-year-old orange DSH were showing, covering about a quarter of his eyes. Enough so that he looked dazed or hopped up one some medication or something. It persisted through last night, and this morning the eyelids had receded a little bit, but were still very prominent.
I should mention that his third eyelids always showed a little more than a normal cat's, but this is far worse than its ever been.
He's still eating well, drinking, happy, and active. His nose is dry, and there is no discharge, redness, or watery eyes. He's been an indoor cat all his life.
I did a little reading online, and it seems like it could be an upper respiratory infection, coccidia (am I spelling that right?), or depression. Since he is showing no true illness symptoms, is it possible he is depressed?
We also did get a "new" cat a month ago. She is 10 months old and healthy. However, she is "taking over" Monkey's favorite sleeping spots and definitely diverting much of the attention since she's very skittish and still learning her environment.
My finances are woefully low right now, so I would hate to take him to the vet (displaying only the eyelid symptom) only to find out there's nothing physically wrong.
Anyone encounter an issue like this before? I would post the only picture I could grab of his eyelids, but I'm not sure how...
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