When Isabella opens her eyes her third eye does not go down the way it should, do you know what would cause this?
Does anybody have any suggestions?
It could just be her. I know vague right? It's usually nothing to get too worried about unless the eye is red, sore and swollen or the whites of the eye aren't white anymore.
It happens sometimes when they're tired but trying to stay awake. Tired eyes. I've seen it sometimes with some viruses and the animal doesn't necessarily have to be showing any other signs. Usually the eyes return to normal in a few days to weeks with no other problems.
So, if there's no other problems I'd give her a few days to a week and see how she is. If there's anything else amiss and something wrong then a trip to the vet might be in order.
Can you describe it any further than you have? Is she otherwise herself? How old is she? How long have her eyes been like it? Are they always up or only at certain times? Any other signs?
Ok, I made an error and so sorry but I didn't mention Pooh has the same issue. Isabella isn't fixed and when she goes into heat Pooh tries to do his thing (which looks funny) on her even thought he's fixed. Before they were fine and I noticed their condition the day after she went out of heat.
Their eating, drinking is normal and enjoying the cat nip I put in some old socks.
Isabella is 5 yrs. and Pooh is 13.5 yrs, indoor only, and Thursday will be 1 week.
I noticed more when there resting and they first open there eyes the third eye lid is half the way up but eventually goes down, and most of the time it's only one eye but on occassion it's both.
I 've read about Haws syndrome so what's your comment on this? And I also read to use artificial tears to help with possible dryness, is this ok?
Haws syndrome is what I was talking about when saying no one knows why it happens but it usually resolves on it's own, usually in 2-4 weeks depending. Or it could just be tired eyes when they first wake up, especially Pooh who's getting older. This is very, very different from Horner's Syndrome which is a neurological condition. I wonder (and it wouldn't be the first time) if it wasn't viral in nature and once the virus runs its course everything goes back to normal.
Artificial tears do help with possibly dryness but that's not what's going on here. Eyes aren't dry, the third eyelid is just up. But it won't hurt.
As long as everything looks normal with the eyes and they're eating/drinking normally, I'd leave it a month and see how they go. If it's there in a month or getting worse in the meantime, it's time for the vet.
Also, can I ask why Isabella isn't spayed? She must drive you nuts with all her seasons, no?
Isabella isn't fixed cause of the cost..I even tried the humane society but wow they were more exspensive. When she goes in heat for long periods it can gets annoying late at night, but other times it's a few days. Thank you so much for your help I appreciate it so much.