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cats pupils

August 12th, 2004, 07:54 AM
My kittens pupils rarely go small. What could be the cause? Is this a major concern?

Lucky Rescue
August 12th, 2004, 09:30 AM
A cat's pupils only go very small in bright light.

If your kitty's pupils remain dilated even in strong(sun) light, you should get him/her checked out

August 12th, 2004, 10:29 AM
Our cat, Samantha, developed this when she reached her 17th year. It was discovered that Sam developed partial blindness.

You should get your kitty checked out. We can give you all kinds of speculation, but there could be many reasons why your kitten is experiencing this, including that it may not yet be fully developed, or perhaps needs some drops to correct an issue.

Don't give up on it if it is found to be partially or fully blind. Sam lived out a very full life and finally died last March on St. Pattie's day at the age of 21. She was both blind and deaf for the last years of her life, but still very healthy and happy, ate very well and for the most part had full physical function (considering her age).