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hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 09:23:54

Ollie has gone for a dental this morning and I mentioned the shouting
She's checked his eyes and said plenty of light getting through to the retina but his pupils have a really sluggish response. She put the light on them and they barely shrunk. Anyone had any experience with this?
She said his teeth are fairly good, and she thinks he's about 8 but if he's had a good diet it's hard to tell and he could be older
Worried sad

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 09:43:22

Good luck Ollie. Do t have any advice, but if he does have bad sight he'll adapt.

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 09:46:12

She said it's odd so wanted another vet to look but it could be inflammation or a growth. Will have to wait until later

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 10:12:29

Keep us posted. I love Ollie!

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 10:26:30

He could be blind, deaf and with three legs and I'll still adore him smile just want to make sure he's not in pain or discomfort

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 10:40:24

Yes. He is a gorgeous creature!

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 11:07:15

Is the shouting a new thing?

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 11:08:13

No, he goes through phases of it

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 14:51:33

He is round from the GA and shouting crossly apparently blushblush and I have an appointment with the vet to discuss his eyes when I collect him

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 18:24:26

Eyes seemed OK in a brighter room. Root of tooth was rotten so it's been removed. BP fine, they said he was anxious at first but he sat with his paw out for them to have it redone twice
Scale and polish and he's not speaking to me hmmgrin

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 18:47:18

Oh thank goodness for that! I was thinking of him all day. Maybe he's been shouting because he's been in pain from his teeth.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 18:47:59

He puts his paw out for a BP. Are you sure he's really a cat?

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 19:13:06

Not entirely. She said his BP was high and he was nervous but by the second time he curled his paw under his head and slept while they did it confused

cozietoesie Thu 02-Feb-17 20:15:36

If he does have Siamese in him - which I believe, as you know - they don't always have great eyes in later life. Keep us informed? smile

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:33:14

Of course. She couldn't say how old he is and wondered if he was older than 8. He had some gingivitis
The vet who removed the tooth root said "Ollie? I took a tooth out of its nose!" grin

cozietoesie Thu 02-Feb-17 20:45:33

The good news is that the genetic 'biggie' is something called PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) - but that is not painful. (Nor, I'm afraid, curable.) Not saying that's what it is of course, but if he has a sight issue, maybe just cater for that on an 'As if' basis? They adapt seriously well to indifferent eyesight.

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:47:49

Of course. Blind or not, he's with me. Nobody else would be daft enough to have him winkwink

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 20:55:57

I would!!

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:58:41

gringringrin he has decided to sleep on my bum. I am not comfortable

Wolfiefan Thu 02-Feb-17 21:00:08

Payback for the scale and polish. grin

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 21:01:37

He owes me for all the stinky breath head bops wink

cozietoesie Thu 02-Feb-17 21:04:21

Seniorboy's eyesight is very very questionable. I don't think he's completely blind but he certainly has serious problems - although at his age, visual issues rather go with the territory. (And nothing can be seen clinically.) I just take care not to move things around and to have lights in dark places as 'points of reference' for him - in case he has a few vestiges of sight left. He's indoor already so no issues of outside.

hollinhurst84 Thu 02-Feb-17 21:14:21

He can spot ribbon a mile off wink
Came out the carrier and ate, drank and used his litter tray all within ten minutes

Toddlerteaplease Thu 02-Feb-17 21:22:34

Both of mine refused to eat at the vets. Despite them tempting them with all sorts. They were a bit worried. Both had heads in food bowl within five minutes flat!

cozietoesie Thu 02-Feb-17 22:07:32

Cats love a clear routine. Some cats carry it to extremes even.

Bet they're fine now. smile

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