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How to Care for a Blind Cat

"cat"Caring for Blind Cats

Just because a dog or cat is blind doesn’t mean that they can’t be a very happy pet. In fact, it’s often difficult to tell that an animal is blind when they’re in a familiar environment because their sense of hearing and smell is so much greater than ours. Most blind pets can live very happy, good quality lives. Nevertheless, there are some things that you can do to make your blind pet’s life easier and safer.

Cats are far more adaptable than most humans, allowing them to cope more easily with disability. Part of the reason is that cats spend so much of their time resting and sleeping. Your cat will need to adapt to its limitations, but you will also have to adapt your attitude and your home to accommodate your cat’s needs.

One of the most important things that you can do is not move your cat’s litter box. It must be in a convenient place that your cat is used to, somewhere where your kitty can get to easily without having to make any detours. Put your cat in the litter box first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and also after he eats. If he makes any mistakes, put him in the litter box. You may have to get a covered litter box for him so that he will feel more secure.