The sense of sight is important not only to humans but also to other animals. The Persian cat’s eye is a sensitive organ that you should carefully check every now and then. Your cat does not have the ability to take care of its eyes like you do. If there is a problem with your cat’s eye, it cannot directly say to you what is wrong. It cannot tell you that there is dirt on its eye and it cannot tell you that its fur is bothering its sight. You as the owner should have the duty to take very good care of your cat’s eye by first knowing the basic tips on Persian cat eye care.
Here are some tips on Persian cat eye care
1. Trim the fur around its eyes when the fur gets too long. Be careful when doing this because you might accidentally hit its eye. Do not do this when your cat is fully awake and active. Wait for it to fall into a heavy sleep then you can carefully trim the fur. If you think that you cannot do it, do not hesitate to go to your local groomer and ask for its service.
2. If there are fluids building up in your cat’s eyes, you can use eye drops. Make sure to ask your veterinarian for the right eye drop. Before you apply the eye drops, remove the fluids around its eye by using a soft and wet tissue. Also remember, do not touch the eye itself.
3. If you find that your cat is having problems with its sight, go to your veterinarian and seek medical help.
If you follow these simple Persian cat eye care tips, then you can avoid some problems with its eye. But there are diseases which can only be cured with surgery. There is also a disease which unfortunately has no existing cure.
Here are some of the problems that you may encounter with your Persian [pets eye
1. Persian cat’s eyes are prone to tear duct winklashesandnails overflow. This is caused by too much tears produced and the poor ability of the cat to drain its tears. The symptoms are tear stains, forming of dried tears around its eye and skin irritation under the eyes.
2. Cats also encounter cataracts. If you see some build up inside its eye and if you observe that your cat’s vision is affected, then immediately go to your veterinarian. This problem can only be cured with surgery.
3. Progressive retinal atrophy is a disease which has no cure. The cat’s retina slowly degenerates and will result to blindness.
No one wants his/her cat to be blind. It will be very hard for you to see your cat struggling with its daily activities. Even though not all disease can be cured and prevented, it is still best to do whatever you can and follow these Persian cat eye care tips. There will be no harm done from preventing what you can still prevent. But if your cat somehow got blind, it is best to support it and help make its life easier by giving it your love and care.