Our furry ones, with age, lose their faculties just like all other living beings, including us. It is possible that lose teeth, what stop grooming as often as before, or that even get disoriented.
Today we are going to discuss an issue that concerns all of us who are lovers of these animals, and that is how to know if my cat is blind. There are different ways to find out, and you will discover all of them below.
Blindness is a problem that, especially at the beginning, makes life very difficult for the cat. There are races that are more likely to end up blind like the Angora, but as we said, they can also be a consequence of age. The behavioral changes Most notable that you will see in your cat are the following:
- Disorientation- You don't know where things are as easily as before.
- Falls or trips: not being able to see, falls or trips are very common, especially during the first months, when not being able to calculate distances correctly.
- Starts to use smell and hearing more: when you cannot see, you can only be guided by what your nose and / or ears indicate. These two senses are likely to end up developing more so that the animal can continue its day to day.
Dealing with a blind cat is not difficult. Actually, the only thing that changes is that we must be more careful with him and speak to him in a low, soft tone, so as not to startle him. If you live in a house with stairs, the ideal is to put a child barrier in order to prevent you from accessing them.
As important as the other tips is that of go to the vet to know what type of blindness you have, and to give it the most appropriate treatment according to your case.
And do not forget to keep loving himWell, now more than ever you need to feel loved 😉.