I have a question for you all. Re: The third eyelid. I had a stray jump up on the window two weeks ago. She was malnourished and wormy, but negative for FeLV/FIV, had no fever and vet says the bloodwork didn''t indicate any illness. Her eyes were otherwise clear. I almost argued with him, because every cat I ever had with the 3rd lid showing turned out to be SICK.
Anyway. The third eyelid isn't showing anymore. She seems fine and has put on a little weight, her coat is looking better.
Q. Do you all think the worms/lack of nutrition caused the 3rd eyelid thing? I am just so paranoid about spreading disease to the other cats. The more I read this newsgroup, the more I realize there are probably too many various cat viral infections/communicable diseases to count.
Q. What would you all consider the "magic number" to keep her isolated to ensure she is healthy. Integrating her isn't a problem, my boys don't get too worked up over newcomers.
Thanks all
Sherry
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I have a question for you all. Re: The third eyelid. I had a stray jump up on the window ... The moreI read this newsgroup, the more I realize there are probably too manyvarious cat viral infections/communicable diseases to count.

Some times the third eyelid protrudes when the cat has lost weight, or is dehydrated. Since it resolved after she gained`weight, and the vet gave her a clean bill of health, I'd `keep an eye on it, but I wouldn't worry.
Q. What would you all consider the "magic number" to keep her isolated to ensure she is healthy. Integrating her isn't a problem, my boys don't gettoo worked up over newcomers.

Sherry, if her FeLV/FIV ELISAs, blood, and fecals (for parasites) came back neg., There's no reason I can think of for not beginning the introduction process.
Good luck,
Phil
circa 15 Feb 2004 23:51:28 GMT, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Sherry (Email Removed) said,
I have a question for you all. Re: The third eyelid. I had a stray jump up on the window ... almost argued with him, because every cat I ever had with the 3rd lid showing turned out to be SICK.

Dehydration does it, too. And, apparently, LUUV. :-)

http://www.petcat.us/questions.shtml
Anyway. The third eyelid isn't showing anymore. She seems fine and has put on a little weight, her coat is looking better. Q. Do you all think the worms/lack of nutrition caused the 3rd eyelid thing?

Probably dehydration.
I am just so paranoid about spreading disease to the other cats. The more I read this newsgroup, the more ... isolated to ensure she is healthy. Integrating her isn't a problem, my boys don't get too worked up over newcomers.

You said she's gotten a clean bill of health from the vet, right? I'd get started. :-)
Laura

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I have a question for you all. Re: The third eyelid. I had a stray jump up on the window ... weight, her coat is looking better. Q. Do you all think the worms/lack of nutrition caused the 3rd eyelid thing?

I would HIGHLY suspect URI - maybe you just caught her at the tail end of it...?
I am just so paranoid about spreading disease to the other cats. The more I read this newsgroup, the more ... she is healthy. Integrating her isn't a problem, my boys don't get too worked up over newcomers. Thanks all Sherry

Two weeks at my house. Of course I haven't integrated anyone in a long, long while...Best of luck with her! You're a saint. Our Lady of Meow.
-L.
Two weeks at my house. Of course I haven't integrated anyone in a long, long while...Best of luck with her! You're a saint. Our Lady of Meow. -L.

Thanks, Phil, Laura, Lyn. I never thought about dehydration. We spotted her on the windowsill looking in two weeks ago in the middle of a freezing rain...she was just starved, and matted so bad they had to shave her sides. After 2 weeks, she is already less bony and her coat looks better. Here's a pic of her right when we brought her in, and one a couple days later after she got shaved and cleaned up some. She's really got an unusual coat pattern. She's a real lap cat too.

Sherry
circa 16 Feb 2004 04:25:00 GMT, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Sherry (Email Removed) said,
Thanks, Phil, Laura, Lyn. I never thought about dehydration. We spotted her on the windowsill looking in two weeks ago ... shaved and cleaned up some. She's really got an unusual coat pattern. She's a real lap cat too. [/nq]
Oh, she's PRETTY! What a great face!
Laura

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Oh, she's PRETTY! What a great face! Laura Aww, thanks Laura. The long hair is kind of deceiving...she is really ... figure that story ought to be good for at least a month, then he'll be attached to her by then.

I feel kinda bad about being so conniving, wait, no I guess I don't. Am I bad?.
Sherry
circa 16 Feb 2004 04:59:27 GMT, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Sherry (Email Removed) said,
Aww, thanks Laura. The long hair is kind of deceiving...she is really dreadfully bony and pretty ugly with her sides ... her by then. I feel kinda bad about being so conniving, wait, no I guess I don't. Am I bad?.

Nope. And if DH won't keep her, you can send her to me. :-) (But I think he'll cave. )
Laura

I am Dyslexia of Borg,
Your ass will be laminated.
Oh, she's PRETTY! What a great face! Laura [/nq]
Aww, thanks Laura. The long hair is kind of deceiving...she is really dreadfully bony and pretty ugly with her sides ... by then. I feel kinda bad about being so conniving, wait, no I guess I don't. Am I bad?. Sherry

LOL! No you are NOT bad. I'm quite sure he already knows you are keeping her anyway.
Karen
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