For a blind cat, you will find that it often runs against furniture or items that are not normally in that location. You may have noticed that her stubby tiger moves suddenly in a crouching position and only walks along the walls instead of traversing the room as in the middle. Although she still likes to climb the scratching post, she has recently reluctantly jumped down and reluctantly.

You may also have noticed that the cat has now changed its behavior and is withdrawing more and more and is no longer concerned with its toys. She terribly frightens when someone touches her and reacts hissing and irritated. In addition to this change of being, she also seems to be often disoriented.

Often, changes in the eye itself can be perceived, such as enlarged pupils, red eyes, a cloudiness in the eye, or the eye appears enlarged. Also, the eye color may have changed or the mouse hunter now pinched his eyes in pain. A colorless or yellowish eye discharge may also indicate that we are dealing with a potentially serious eye condition.

Causes of blindness in the cat
The cause of cat blindness is often retinal detachment due to increased blood pressure and/or other diseases. Degeneration of the retina also affects the eyesight of the cat.

In glaucoma, also known as a green star, the intraocular pressure is greatly increased, which is not only extremely serious for the pet but can also lead to blindness. Often, glaucoma can no longer be treated with medication or surgery and the eye must be removed.

If the normally clear lens in the eye is clouded, we speak of cataract. Uveitis is the medical name for inflammation inside the eye and can also lead to blindness. The same applies to tumors or injuries to the eye. Some cat children come blindly to the world. With them, the eyes have developed only rudimentary or not at all.

How can I help my blind cat?
How can you as an owner help to make the four-legged darling come to terms with the blindness, and what do you have to pay attention to? First, let the veterinarian clarify whether vision can be improved by surgery (for example cataracts) or medication. Also, causative diseases such as increased blood pressure during retinal detachment must be treated long-term. It is also very important that the animal can live painlessly and complications in the eye (such as the green star) can be excluded. Regular checks at the veterinarian are therefore necessarily indicated.

For a blind cat is a pure housing attitude makes sense. There are reports of blind cats living alone outdoors, but it is important to consider whether the safety of the animal is still ensured. If you have a garden or balcony, it is best to secure them with fences and nets from the retailer. If your cat has access to the garden, you should cover water barrels, swimming pools, ponds or similar.

Or you can spend a lot of time outdoors with the cat on the long leash. In any case, your cat should wear a collar with the exact address and an indication of her disability, if she is even looking for a chance.

Talking a lot with your cat gives her peace of mind. Only touch her if you have talked to her before, otherwise, she will be terribly frightened. Avoid picking up the kitty, carrying it around and dropping it off somewhere else. Your «navigation system» gets confused and it will not be or will be difficult to orient.

The feeding and sleeping place should always be in the same place so that it can orient itself well in the rooms. It is also advisable not to adjust the litter box so that there are no problems with the cleanliness of the stub tiger.

Even a blind cat loves to play. But toys are only things they can hear or smell. Everything that squeaks, rings or rustles (for example, a paper ball) is best suited.
Thus, your cat will find his way around in a familiar environment after some time in familiar surroundings in the truest sense of the word.

Reviewed by Dogsscats on 10/31/2018 01:59:00 PM Rating: 5
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