|Purred: Tue Dec 15, '09 1:12am PST |
|Merf, 2 months old, appeared to be healthy and fine when given to me recently. Now the more I interact with him, the more I feel he may be blind. He'll have a Vet check-up(I'm an Assistant and doing what I can as of now) as soon as I can and contact of people who gave him to me. Maybe, for him 8 weeks old, his eyes are underdeveoped but I am still concerned.
He reacts to sounds and smells, but not much at all with sight. His pupils do not shrink or dialate with light. When I drag string on a surface he can find it and grab it but when I hold up the string from the surface, no longer dragging it, his head moves around and cannot find it. As if his eyes cannot see it, but he is listening for sound.
-DSH/Siamese mix with light blue eyes.
-has no outward health problems/symptoms except for the eyesight concern
-very active, loving and normal -can find food, litter, etc.,playful kitten minus not finding the toy/string when held up
A site that I havn't been able to find again, said that it's common with the light blue eyes Siamese mixes to have issues seeing and possibly blindness.
With my experience of owning Siamese mixes: none of mine were blind, but had a hard time in direct and low light. My Siamese mix who passed, Smeef, had special needs but was not blind.
I have no problem if he is blind, will love him no matter what and keep him indoors! I'd just like to make sure I understand his needs better to ensure him a great life.
Does anyone have experience with blind kittens from birth and signs of a possible blind kitten?
Thanks for reading!
Edited by author Tue Dec 15, '09 1:16am PST
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