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From: Ulrike
Date: 2001-08-02 19:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Vets/ anybody please- skin growing ove

<<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.>>

Dear Dr Karen

Thank you for your reply, the skin is just in the one corner close to the
nose, sorry about the confusion. Are the upper and lower eyelids the first
and second eyelids and the one in the corner the third? I didn't realise
they had a third one... I've never seen it protrude, not even in my sick
and dying ferrets. Spike seems to have arthritis or something, he has
stiffness in his back legs which seems to go once he starts running around.
He's not very agile though and is around 9 years old. He's had a dental not
long ago and seems okay, I thought he was feeling alright... I will keep an
eye on him, could the eyelid protrude for another reason than not feeling

and Jilly, Jack, Bella, Mason, Baby, Dana, Fox, Reno, Rose, Jasmine, Spike,
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