- Feb 18, 2009
No, Marna, you aren't mistaken about the third eyelids - if they're closed like that it can be a sign of a problem, anything from FHV, upper respiratory infection, chlamydia or -believe it or not - intestinal worms!Wow...that is unusual for the third eyelid to be that far extended up. I thought that was a sign of illness. Pls forgive me is I am mistaken...I just thought I had heard that. It could be an old wives tale.
Mack, glad you posted this, I meant to mention - I think it's only problematic if the third eyelids are closed like that all the time. I don't want to freak anybody out! They also do it when they're sleepy.Abby's eyes do that sometimes, you have a beautiful kitty!