old cat has personality change and cloudy eyes
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: grthumongous-ga
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12 Dec 2004 11:24 PST
Expires: 20 Dec 2004 02:27 PST
Question ID: 441653
old cat has personality change and cloudy eyes: My 15 year old cat which has always been very sociable and had clear green eyes has changed during the last few months. It now prefers to sleep by itself on the floor. Its eyes *seem* to have a pale white cloudy swirly appearance. When I look deep into the eyes I no longer feel the connection I once perceived with the little one inside. It still eats and drinks OK. Question: I know my cat is getting old but is this a sign of dementia or eye disease or just plain old age?
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Re: old cat has personality change and cloudy eyes
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Dec 2004 11:54 PST
My household has been graced by many elderly cats. At the moment, we have one who is 19 years old and another who is 16. Cataracts are quite common in older cats, and this condition can give a cloudy appearance to the eyes. The change in sociability that you mention troubles me more than the cloudy eyes. Does the cat still groom herself normally? When she moves, does her motor control seem normal? A change in sociability that is accompanied by poor grooming and/or motor control difficulties sometimes indicates neurological problems.
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