I'm new to this site, I signed up a week ago or so, and I'm glad I did because now I need some advice.
I have a 19-20 month old part-Bengal who as of about two hours ago his right pupil appeared more dilated than the left. I googled it and came across several potential causes, but am unsure what to do. Money is a little bit tight right now, as I have a kid due in two months, so I don't want to go to the vet unless it's absolutely necessary/a serious health threat.
We have a 7 year old Chihuahua who has only been in the home for a year and the two get along very well and will get into a tussle about once or twice a day, but they've never hurt each other and have never actually get into legitimate fights, but I can't overrule them fighting and playing as a possible cause. I read in a similar posting on CatSite that bruises/damage caused by other animals can cause this temporary condition, but saw nothing on PetMD or any other Vet website to indicate that was a possible cause.
He eats normal and is on a well-balanced regular diet so I would say given his age and diet that a deficiency is unlikely, but I'm not an expert. His bodily functions (judging by his litter box I just cleaned a minute ago) appear typical, he has been eating and drinking normally. His disposition is almost I want to say better than normal - very high spirits. Not displaying any signs of distress or pain. No out of the ordinary meowing or atypical body language in the last 24 hours.
I've attached a picture of the current dilation also.
I'd really like to know what the expert advice of the forum is on this condition and at what point or after seeing what type of changes in behavior or physical appearance should I consider it an emergency situation where I would need to take him to the vet no matter what?
Thank you so much,