Hey everyone I'm a new member, signed up because I had a few questions about our cat. We are very worried so I'll just go ahead and ask. We have a cat named Mow he is about 4 years old and up until about a week ago he is very very laid back. His attitude usually goes beyond a cats, He sleeps on his back, loves being picked up,this is how lazy he normally is you can pick him up lay him on top of your head and he wont move for a couple hours, very very easy going. He's been that way for a long time. When he was young he accidentally got out and took on a rottie he won but had a leg injury and has to have his knee pinned and rodded for a few months but now walks with a limb and has gained a little weight over the years due to his knee injury, its hard for him to move around a whole lot. But he has been perfectly fine up until a couple days ago, there has been some rather disturbing incidents ex. My boyfriend was laying on the bed with a heating pad on his back and Mow (cat) hair stood on end and he was staring hardcore at the cord,popped it as hard as he could and took off, happened the other day with the remote, and then I was sitting on the bed while he was laying on me like he always does, and my dog laying on the opposite end of the bed just stretch and Mow once again jumped up and ran of scared, This is the extreme opposite of how you usually acts, Normally you can fire a roman candle next to him and he will barely raise his eyes open and return to sleep, we think maybe its his visions,like he can't see what objects are that easily, thats why he gets scared, but why would he all of a sudden lose his vision in a mere 3-4 days? Money is very tight right now so I'm waiting to get a few opinions before a trip to the vet, We are so scared, he is our best friend you know, we don't know if its his leg bothering him,hes going blind, or having some kind of all of a sudden anxiety disorder. I was reading up on different cat diseases and a few and perhaps he may have high blood pressure would be possible due to his extra weight and low exercise levels due to his knee. Also some suggest that it could be hypertension which is fancy for saying high blood pressure but can also cause blindness in a as little as 2 days. He hasn't changed his eating habits at all, or sleep more or less, he's just all of a sudden very jumpy over the strangest things, Please of anyone knows anything or has any opinions please everyone is more than welcome to post, AS we are very worried, please help!?
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6/15/07 at 7:35pm