Message Number: YG6003 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-31 17:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Vets/ anybody please- skin growing


> My Spike has a weird problem, in the corners of his eyes (both corners of
> both eyes) it looks like skin is growing over his eyes, it looks like a
> second eyelid like lizards have but it's not retracting. I've had Spike for
> a year now and always thought he looked odd, he had this dopey facial
> expression which makes him look really cute. A week or so ago I finally
> noticed that he looks dopey because of the white skin in the corners of his
> eyes. It seems like it's slowly getting worse. Has anybody got any idea
> what it could be?

In the corner of the eye near the nose, there is normally a third
eyelid. It often protrudes if an animal is not feeling well. If it
is in the other corner, please send pictures.

-Dr. Karen

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