We booked one of our cats into the vets this morning for a check up since he appeared to be having a problem with his eyes. The third eyelid (weird creatures, freaked me out when I found out) was inflamed and was sticking to his eyes. Normally they only cover the eyes when a cat is sleeping, but they weren’t and it was making him look bogeyed.
Bob didn’t seem too bothered by it, but for his trouble he still got a thermometer up his backside and an injection since he had a temperature. The vet told us it was Haws Syndrome (link):
Animals, particularly cats, may bring up their third eyelids in response to illness, particularly intestinal irritation. Generally the third eyelid remains elevated for 4 to 6 weeks and eventually goes back to normal.
Hmm nice! Apparently they can have diarrhea as well, but thankfully Bob hasn’t. We’d know if he did since when he has had it before he has a habit of crapping wherever he damn well pleases. Its highly contagious amongst cats, but Weebl is fine. As to what causes it, the vet said it just occurs.
Anyhoo, it should sort itself out, if its not gone within two weeks we have to book him back in again.
Bonus cat pictures. Bob on the left, Weebl on right, about 3 weeks ago:
Weebl wearing a towel cape. Obviously.