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post #1 of 15
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My cat Floyd was just diagnosed with cateracts today.He is 13 years old.I have benn doing a lot of crying for my pet.The vet said he does not see a cat that often with cateracts,and tested him for diabities.The diabetic test came back negative.Has anyone else had this problem with there cat?
I am going and see and eye specialist for animals.The doctor cost a chunk for visit.I live on a fix income,but what the best for my cat.
Can I get feed back and ideas for my cat's illness.
Thank you,
Floyd the cat >> excuse my spelling and grammer
post #2 of 15
WELCOME to TCS... I know in dogs cateracts are common in older animals ...I am sure someone will come along with cat info
post #3 of 15
Welcome to the cat site. I'm sorry about your cat having cataracts. I don't have any first hand knowledge about the condition but here are some links:

Cataracts In Dogs and Cats

EyeVet- Cataracts
post #4 of 15
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I am laying down with my cat Floyd all night.
He is going blind,and I blame myself on some ways.He is and indoor cat and I did not take him for a vet visit in 7 years.
How much we love are pets.
post #5 of 15
My cat has cataracts. The vet said that they usually don't bother them that much and doesn't recommend doing anything about it. His pupils are rather dialated because of it, but he can still see. I don't think he sees quite as well as he used to, but it doesn't affect him getting around at all. So don't feel too bad about that.
post #6 of 15
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I am Greek and I am very had on myself.Thank you for the support.His eyes are real bad after we wakes up from a night of sleep.He has brown stain around eyes and mucus in one eye.I will try a eye wash with herbs like Rue,Celandine and Golden seal.I will confirm with my vet before I use the eye wash.
I love my pet so,so much.
post #7 of 15
My Persian DumDum has juvenile onset cataracts - he got them at 8 months old (in other words, both parents are carriers and that mating will never be repeated again). He's now 3.5 years and still thinks he's an Aby and just like an Aby he still climbs! He's on predforte eye drops but since that is a steroid, he goes on it for one month and then off for 3 months.

You can opt to do the surgery but that is very costly and I've opted not to do so. His cataracts cover about 60% of his iris and we've managed to halt it there. So far, thank God, there have been no infections. Since he's a Persian he gets his eyes cleaned daily anyway and I use Optrex Eye Wash.

Trouble will happen if there is an infection. I've lived with this for over 3 years now so don't worry!
post #8 of 15
WOW!! Not having a problem that needed a vet in 7 year... thats a good thing! I mean, so are shots and check ups, but my BooBoo only ever went to the vet to get neutered, and then not again for another 3 years when his sis/bro Tissy died! (long story, it was a he/she) He didn't have any problems and I really didn't have any insight on preventatie measures! Just be glad you had him there now, you know whats wrong, and he's going to be alright, even if he is blind! Good For your kitty!
post #9 of 15
I am so sorry your cat is having eye problems. I am sure he will be okay. We have a few members here with blind cats. As long as your cat is an indoor cat, he should be okay. Its nice that he has a wonderful friend like you to love him! Let us know how the eye visit goes.

By the way, I can understand your posts perfectly
post #10 of 15
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My baby Floyd had a good night.He ate a little food this morning after being put on a mild seditive yesterday,so the Vet could do blood work.Thinking back his right eye was always a little lazy.I am starting to think that he was gentical prone with cataracts.I am going to make a vist to and optomoligist<eye vet in Rhode Island.I live in Connecticut.It is and expensive vistit>80 dollars.I would just like to have him use his special instruments,and give me a better diganos<spelling>.
The person with the Persian cat.I have a question.I am going back to my regular vet this morning for eye drops.I read about and eye drop with the herbs Rue,Celandine and Golden Seal.If you would please post a complete detail on how you take care of your persian cat,that would be great.

How do I edit my profile? So I can let all of you see my beauitful Floyd.

You all made me feel a better,and I thank you all for your kind words and thoughts.
Your new friend John
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
My Persian DumDum has juvenile onset cataracts - he got them at 8 months old (in other words, both parents are carriers and that mating will never be repeated again). He's now 3.5 years and still thinks he's an Aby and just like an Aby he still climbs! He's on predforte eye drops but since that is a steroid, he goes on it for one month and then off for 3 months.

You can opt to do the surgery but that is very costly and I've opted not to do so. His cataracts cover about 60% of his iris and we've managed to halt it there. So far, thank God, there have been no infections. Since he's a Persian he gets his eyes cleaned daily anyway and I use Optrex Eye Wash.

Trouble will happen if there is an infection. I've lived with this for over 3 years now so don't worry!
I will check out the meds ,that yoi posted.I may opt not to get sugery.He still climbs his laddrer on my command.I have saved many animals from burning houses.And a lot of other places.I am certain that everyone he has the same qualitly I have with animals.

If you like horses ,my sister has over 20 and has saved tons of horses >I will post her site on my forum post.So just scroll down a little.All of us here are kind and thoughtful people.That is worth more in wealth,then the man or woman who is a million-air in dollar value.
post #12 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by FloydTheCat View Post
The person with the Persian cat.I have a question.I am going back to my regular vet this morning for eye drops.I read about and eye drop with the herbs Rue,Celandine and Golden Seal.If you would please post a complete detail on how you take care of your persian cat,that would be great.

Your new friend John
John,

I presume you're talking about me? My Dumdum did go and visit with the ophthalmologist vet specialist when first diagnosed and an operation was recommended but she (the vet) had no guarantees that the cataracts would not come back.

All I do for him is daily eye cleaning with an Eye Wash, of course, always checking for infection. Basically, I soak a cotton pad with the Optrex and clean the area around his eyes carefully but vigorously. On the month on Predforte, he gets two drops in each eye twice daily. Also, to prevent infection, he gets the fur around his eyes trimmed twice monthly to ensure that his fur never drops into the eyes.

I don't have access to the herbal eye drop you're talking about but seriously, if it works, I will get someone over there to send me some! Could you send me a link? I almost always prefer holistic remedies over chemical.

Good luck!
post #13 of 15
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I thought I book mark site,but the last few days have been very hard.If you do a search for herbal remidies for cataracts in cats,that may find you the site.
I will try a search.
Thank you for the kind help.
post #14 of 15
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I thought I bookmarked site.Last few days have been a mess with my cat.
You may just do a search> Only Natural Pet Store

EarthAnimal.com


Just be careful of the information and what hey say ther product can do for your animal.You are smart and will do the research.
Good Luck with all your pets.
John
post #15 of 15
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My Vet said Floyd had cataracts.He may be correct,and I think he may be on the right track.I have been given Floyd eye drops since January 31,2008.His real bad eye no longer has any stain or muscus discharge.His bad eye is still a lazy eye and as far as I remember he always was lazy in that eye.
I am almost hoping that his eye problem is not cataracts and maybe something like feline herpes virus.

http://www.peteyespecialist.com < I think that is the eye Vet in Rhode Island and he is one of,if not the best in New England.DVM Doctor .
Floyd goes for his visit Febuary 12 at 4:30 p.m. E.S.T.

I thank you all for the support.

A note:
Floyd still can climb his ladder and can see my fingers move,I am almost certain there is some vision loss.I am starting to think that he may end up being partial blindness.

please excuse my spelling.
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