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silly1991
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From:ripley, tn US
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posted 03-07-2004 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silly1991     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Everyone. I have an eleven year old persian that is going blind. His eyes are very cloudy could it be cataracts? Is there anything a vet could do? I just figured it is because of age.

My problem is: We just moved into a new home. We have 2 younger cats (4 & 1). We put the cat litter in the basement and cut a kitty door in the door that leads down there from the kitchen so that they could go back and forth to go to the bathroom. We put them down there for a while so they could get used to it and then cut the door. My nearly blind persian, is just wandering around running into everything he has yet to find his way back anywhere near the basement.Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do. We really didn't want to have the litter box near our main living space, our newest baby really smells up the place quite often. If we put litter upstairs for the older cat all of them will want to use it!! What am I going to do?

Any tips on how I can help my poor kitty find his way better??

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Chessmind
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posted 03-07-2004 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Welcome to the site. I would suggest you take your kitty to the vet for a consultation. If it is cataracts there are treatments available, such as removal of the cataract (eye surgery). It depends on the vet, but the cost of this for one eye is around $500-$800. However they will often give you a discount to do both eyes, so it could be around $1,000 to treat both eyes.

If it were my kitty I would go have a consultation with a qualified vet. He/she will be able to discuss with you various treatments (if any). They may even refer you a specialists who can remove the cataract. Vets will take payment plans. So, even if it ends up costing you $1,000 you could pay $100 a month and maybe a small down payment. That's something that you and your vet would have to sit down and arrange.

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Chessmind
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posted 03-07-2004 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
p.s. as for helping your kitty now just make sure you keep the water, litterbox and food all in the same places everyday. Don't move anything around (even furniture).

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silly1991
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From:ripley, tn US
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posted 03-08-2004 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silly1991     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks! I am going to start looking for a good vet. I live in a very small town with only 2 vets. Neither one of them is that great!

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