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    White film on my cat's eye

    I have a cat named Skechers and I noticed a couple of days ago that she had a whitish film in the inner corners of her eyes. Now that film has almost completely covered her eyes. It's more visible in the daytime and it night it goes back down close to the corners. It looks kinda like an opaque eyelid. I haven't noticed her acting strange and it appears that she can still see.
    Does anyone have any idea what it could be? She had kittens about 5 weeks ago and I don't want anything to happen to her.

    I want to take her to the vet but I don't have the money to take her.
    Do any of you know if it's anything that I should be really really worried about?

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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    when I was growing up we would treat any animal with an eye problem with table salt : just hold it down and sprinkle some salt in the eye then let it go : see if it worked the next day !!!!
    we have treated cows horses goats dogs sheep even some rabbit .
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    I have looked on a couple different places online, and personally, I would take the cat to the vet. Don't try to treat it yourself.

    She could have possibly gotten scratched in the eye by one of the kittens and it could have caused some sort of infection. Of course, there are several different things it appears that it could be, but especially since it is in both eyes, I would be concerned.

    I don't know where you live or if you use a particular vet or not, but the Petal Animal Center (I think that's what it's called -- next to Wards) has some very compassionate vets there, and if you called them and explained that money was tight, they could possibly work it out for you to pay for part of the visit and any prescription you may need, and pay out the rest over time. It may not end up being much at all, but I would want to get it checked out.

    BTW, that's why I only have two dogs now. I worry and fret over them so much that I can't afford to properly take care of any more at this time, although I LOVE animals.
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    I brought her inside a little while ago and the film went back down into the corners.
    I think it has something to do with the light or heat. I'm going to wait a couple more days and wait to see how she's doing and if I have enough money.

    Thanks so much, MSQueen.

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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Is it maybe her third eyelid? Does it look like the picture in this article?
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...-have-an-inner

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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Yeah that's exactly what it looks like.

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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    It's the a cats third eye lid, and if it's visible, then your cat is sick, and needs medical attention. It could simply be a scratch on the eye, or an upper respiratory infection, only way to know is to take her to a vet. Without proper treatment you risk losing her.
    Last edited by katzeyez; 05-07-2012 at 09:50 PM.
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    I almost said the third eyelid but because it could be other things I didn't reply but cats do have strange eyelids.
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Quote Originally Posted by BayFly View Post
    I almost said the third eyelid but because it could be other things I didn't reply but cats do have strange eyelids.
    You would have been right for once. lol It only becomes exposed when a cat is ill.
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Quote Originally Posted by katzeyez View Post
    You would have been right for once. lol It only becomes exposed when a cat is ill.
    For Once?
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Well, I gotta spread it out, ya know, wouldn't want it to go to yer head, and have that mullet growing out again. lol
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    Re: White film on my cat's eye

    Hope she does ok Ambah.

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