His third eye lid is showing a little bit but not affecting his mood or actions. Rabbit. A couple hours ago I noticed

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Customer: His third eye lid is showing a little bit but not affecting his mood or actions.
JA: What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Rabbit
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the rabbit's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: a couple hours ago I noticed it
JA: When was the rabbit last seen by a vet?
Customer: Never
JA: And what's the rabbit's name and age?
Customer: Eldrick and 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Answered by VetKristen in 3 hours 1 month ago
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Hello, I’m Kristen and I will be your Veterinary Assistance today, and as always, it’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the condition or symptoms.

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I need to clarify the following to help me understand further.

  1. Is Eldrick's eye red at all?
  2. Any swelling?
  3. Any discharge at all?
  4. Is he eating and drinking ok and passing poo as normal?
  5. Do you have an image?

I was wondering how Eldrick is doing and if you still needed some advice

Kristen JustAnswer

I am sorry I have not been able to speak to you directly but we appear to have missed on another.

If Eldrick is behaving normally otherwise I would keep a close eye on him over the coming days.

When this part of the eye shows it can indicate they are feeling unwell or possible eye trauma.

Rabbits are very good at hiding if they are unwell so close monitoring would be needed. If he has any discharge or appears to have any kind of reduction in his activity level, eating or passing feces or urine, I would advise taking him to the vet for an examination

You could also try bathing his eye 2 or 3 times a day to see if it helps with the issue. Possibly he has managed to get something into it causing the issue. It could be as simple as that.

Do monitor him closely though anyway just incase.

I will be online for another 7 hours if you need anything else.

I trust that everything has now been answered to your satisfaction. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get back to me on JustAnswer. In the meantime, I wish you all the best.

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