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Cat Eye Care-faq

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The eyes of your feline friends have often been used on horror films. But if you are a pet owner, you will know that the cats stare is really the opposite of what's being represented on films. That is why you have to know the importance of cat eye care.

I Love You

How do cats say I love you? Well this is through their eyes, of course. This is why you should never be frightened by there stare. So how does this work? First of all, the cat stares at you for a long time. And after that, it blinks its eyes slowly. Some people call this the cats kiss. But you should as well know that this is your cats way of showing you that it loves you.

But how do you return the favor? Simple, just follow your cats lead. Stare at it for a long time and then slowly blink your eyes. See? Cats eyes can also be used as elements for romantic movies.

Not a Third Eye

Don't believe the horror films you see. Cats don't have a third eye. Their eyesight is really sharper than with humans. Instead of a third eye, what cats have is a third eyelid. This is called a nictitating membrane.

This inner eyelid protects the eyes of the cats from injury and also from dryness. You will notice that when a cat is sick, this membrane will somewhat close. This should alert you to call the vet or get your cat to them fast.

But this third eyelid will also show once a cat is happy. So you will know what mood your cat is in just by looking at the membrane.

The Pupil

Your feline friend's pupil of the eyes should as well be observed. A change in size of one pupil can be an indication of an inflammation. It can likewise be a sign of a kind of a disorder in neurologic disorder called Horner's Syndrome. Or worse, it can also indicate tumors or injuries in the central nervous system.

The Nocturnal Vision

Do not believe what others say that cats are colour blind. They do see some colours. They may not see as clear as humans do, but it's not like that they cannot see any colours at all.

Cats can also see clearly from afar. It's very different from people. They find it blurry to be looking at things that are so close to them.

Yes it is true, cats do have nocturnal vision. But they can not see in complete darkness. Do you see the muscles on their iris that surround the pupils of their eyes? They are constructed in a way that it narrows into a vertical split when they are exposed in the bright lights. And it opens fully when they are in a dim light.

This feature of the cat may be followed back to their roots. They can use this feature to hunt for food during the night, that is if they were left out in the jungle or left with no one to care for them.

So you must forget about the horror movies that you have seen. Now it is time to put some effort into your cats eye care. Never let a minor ailment worsen. Always call your veterinarian immediately when you think there is something not right or wrong. You do not want your cat to lose their sight or even worse lose their lives. Just remember it is always better to be safe than blind.