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My cat's lower part of her eyelid is missing like its eating

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my cat's lower part of her eyelid is missing like its eating away.what is the cause of this and what is it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Stacy replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is***** I have been a small animal veterinarian for 14 years and I'd like to help with your question.

Without seeing it and taking a biopsy it is difficult and probably impossible to say for sure, but there is a cancer... squamous cell carcinoma... that is common on the mouth, eyes, and ears of cats. This cancer destroys tissue and can look like you are describing. This would be the most likely diagnosis. There are other fungal and bacterial infections that are possible, but much less likely.