Although I am new here, some of ypu know I took in a stray that managed to find his way to my house. he was in very rough shape when I got him. He is doing exceptionally well. WE have been calling him cat because we couldn't think of a name to suit him..we decided on Baldar last night. Because when he meows or talks to us he sounds like Dan Akroids Character Baldar from Saturday Night Live ..The Cone Heads. Any way..we noticed he is having some trouble with his vision, last night we gave him a little test and determined that he can really only see clearly about 5-8ft. After that it seems to be he knows your there and calling him or what ever but he will just turn around and around like he cannot determine exactly where you are. Also if you hold a treat in front of him and show it to him and then drop it. He has no idea that it has been dropped . Almost like if something moves to fast he looses it. Right now he is mostly ans outdoor cat and comes in at night and sleeps in our mudroom and is perfectly content with that. We need to however start thinking about a time when he cannot see. 1) Can a vet give an eye exam to cat? maybe this is the worst it will be. 2) any thoughts on how to get him acclamated to being an indoor kitty if he cannot see. Anyone have any thoughts or live with a blind cat?
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7/28/05 at 7:41am