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I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Twix.
You can attach a photo here.
Thank you. sure.
Her 3rd eyelids are raised significantly.
There are several things that can cause this.
Is she up to date with her vaccines and wormer?
Ok, thank you.
Do you know when she was last wormed and what was used?
Does she have loose stool?
Thank you, ok.
Have you noticed any discharge from her eyes?
Do her ears seem waxy or smelly?
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Before typing my reply is there anything else I should know?
I'm sorry Twix has developed this issue and know you will be concerned.
There are several possible causes including:
It is sensible to have her checked at the vets, so we can examine both eyes and ensure there are no primary eye issues.
We would also check for a fever, inflamed intestines or an ear infection.
Any issue found would need to be treated with e.g. antibiotics or anti inflammatories.
If all is normal, we can assume this is Haw's syndrome and it should improve with no intervention.
Not at all.
Do you have any further questions today?
I'd be suspicious of feline calici or herpes virus, especially if not vaccinated.
These sort of viral infections are highly contagious and can affect the eyes, yes.
Of course and take care.
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