We've received an outPURRing of love and support this week.
And at the same time, a lot of questions, or comments rather, wondering about how blind cats manage.
ANSWER: They manage GREAT!
They are fearless and quite adaptable to their surroundings.
Yes, of course, they depend on you to make sure their area is relatively safe (i.e., they can't fall from a 2nd story or pull on something from a shelf that would drop on them, etc.)!
Yes, it's almost if their hearing is SUPER keyed in! But what this also means is that many types of regular noises may *seem* dangerous & therefore scare these kittens; once when they direct their attention to the sound, they can't tell (visually) that it's innocuous!
My own $0.02:
We know how grateful rescue pets are, right? It's almost as if they know. Well, pets with special needs? ESPECIALLY SO!
And furthermore, pets that are sight-impaired should have voice or clicker training! Not only will it increase the bond and provide physical activity and mental stimulation, but for safety reasons as well; if your dog or cat gets out and cannot see, it could be traumatic if they don't know what to do or how to come when called to.
Click down below to DOWNLOAD (for free!) a .pdf about blind cats from Milos Sanctuary! Or you can see it on their website.
Milos is a rescue group for cats & kittens with special needs and not only are they phenomenal but that's where our Greyson came from!