Cats and dogs can become blind by diabetes, trauma to the retina in the back of the eye, glaucoma, and genetics. Those diseases can cause clouding of the lens, gradual or sudden blindness. If you think your pet is becoming blind take it to your vet for a test.
Early diagnosis can be very important. The vision loss can be reversed if treated early enough. Animals adapt well to blindness. Give your pet time to adjust to their vision loss.
It would a good idea to put you blind cat into a small room so that it can learn to navigate. Put the litter in there with the cat. After it learns to navigate in the room then it can navigate the rest of the home. Keep the furniture and cat's scratching post in the same place. Moving things around can confuse your cat. Keep the toilet bowls closed, prevent access to the outdoor pool, put a gate at the bottom of the stairs.
Walk a blind dog around the house on a leash and give it treats and praises.
The blind pet will use its other senses to navigate their environment.
You can use toys with bells, rattles, and catnip. Blind pets do need playtime and exercise.
Put a bell on your shoe so that your dog knows where you are. Keep your dog on same walking route.
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