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Hi. I have a 3 year old female cat. She has been neutered and has always been extremely healthy. She lives outside and has for her entire life(with the exception of 8 months when we kept her in the house as a kitten). We feed her and our 12 week old kitten Special Kitty cat food, but my little sister is in charge of feeding her and our other kitten. Well she didn't do it for over a week. I didn't know because I was so busy I didn't check on her. My brother has always fed out Lab dog food and the cats often would eat a little bit with the dog(she didn't mind). They had been eating it as a main food source for over a week. They also had mice, birds, and grass to eat, but that doesn't give much food. Anyway about 3-4 days after they stopped getting fed cat food my 3 yo cat's 3rd eyelid came up halfway. It has been that way since Saturday. Now about a week before this she had been bit by a rat or something had gotten into her skin near the top of her front leg. It got an abscess and then popped. She kept it pretty clean so we didn't take her to the vet or really clean it out. We did pour some peroxide on it to kill any infection still on there. Could her eye's be like that because she is not getting what she needs from the dog food(i.e. minerals, nutrients) or I have also heard of Haw's syndrome, but really don't know what it is. any ideas? She is completely fine otherwise. Playing, eating(the good cat food now. I gave the job to my brother , fighting the kitten off. Oh and there has been a strange cat hanging around our barn and animals(we have a farm). Don't know how it could be related but still...thanks for any help.