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My cat's nictictating membrane is showing red and swollen in…

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Hi there. My cat's...

Hi there. My cat's nictictating membrane is showing red and swollen in his left eye.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is your cat's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** he's about one and a half

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bashir?

This same thing happened a month ago, but it went away a few hours after I noticed it.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It's gotten bigger since this morning. I have an appointment at a vet this afternoon at 320, but I want to know if I should take him to an ER, which can see him now.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. This doesn't dictate an ER visit but does require a hands-on exam. It appears to represent protrusion of the gland of the third eyelid (nictitating membrane) which is an unusual finding in cats.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue but other experts in this category may be able to assist you in this regard. Please let me know if you'd like another expert to do so and I'll opt out of this conversation. Please stay in the conversation if you wish.

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