Kitten's sudden blindness reveals underlying health problems
Kitten is a beautiful 9 year old ex-stray cat who was brought in by her loving owners after they noticed that she had suddenly gone blind. Kitten was also very thin, despite her very large appetite. Kitten was examined by Dr Trepheena, who also checked her blood pressure and took a blood sample.
Kitten was found to have high blood pressure (hypertension) and hyperthyroidism, both fairly common in older cats. Unfortunately, her high blood pressure had caused the retinas in her eyes to detach and cause blindness. Kitten was started on medication for both her problems.
Kitten's problems are issues that we commonly see in senior cats. If you have a mature cat and would like a senior wellness check-up or would like further information about our senior care program, please contact our healthcare team.