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My cat is around 12 yrs old. Past 6 months he has been

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My cat is around 12 yrs old. Past 6 months he has been losing weight but also has Brown runny eyes with the 3rd eyelid covering the corners all the time. Should I just get eye drops?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Has the cat been drinking more or less water than usual?
Customer: Probably more
JA: Any changes in the cat's appetite?
Customer: Yes, I would say definitely eating more
JA: What's the cat's name?
Customer: Lucky
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He lives with a brother that does not have any of these symptoms
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
Most often, the 3rd eyelids appear due to chronic gut inflammation. This can sometimes be linked to internal parasites.
Weight loss is a red flag and we need to have Lucky checked by a vet asap.
The vet will examine him and may run some tests such as a blood test and stool analysis.The vet will examine his eyes and provide antibiotic eye drops if needed.At home, ensure he is up to date with a good quality wormer and is eating a complete senior food.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok thank you so much
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I'm happy with what you have said. I will now take him to vet
No problem at all.This window stays open for several days so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.Wishing Lucky all the best.
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