A basic introduction to cat-eye care

The eyes of your feline friends have often been used in horror movies. But if you are a pet owner, you will know that the cat’s gaze is the opposite of what is portrayed in the movies. That is why you must know the importance of cat eye care.

I like you

How do cats say these words? Through their eyes, of course. That’s why you shouldn’t be afraid of this look. How does this work? First of all, the cat looks at you for a long time. And after that, he slowly blinks. Some people call it a cat kiss. But you can also tell it’s your cat’s way of telling you that he loves you.

But how do you reciprocate? Easy, just follow your cat’s lead. Watch it for a long time, then slowly blink. To see? Cat eyes can also be used as elements for romantic movies.

Not a third eye

Don’t believe the horror movies you see. Cats don’t have a third eye. Their eyesight is much sharper than in humans. Instead of a third eye, cats have a third eyelid. This is called a nictitating membrane.

This inner eyelid protects cats’ eyes from damage and also from dryness. You will notice that when a cat is sick, this membrane closes a bit. It should alarm you to call the vet or bring your cat to him quickly.

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

The pupil

Your feline friend’s pupil should also be observed. A change in the size of a pupil can be a sign of inflammation. It can also be a sign of a kind of neurological disorder called Horner syndrome. Or worse, it can also indicate tumors or injuries in the central nervous system.

Night vision

Don’t believe what others say that cats are color blind. They send. They might not see as clearly as humans, but it’s not like they can’t see any color.

Cats can also see clearly from a distance. It’s very different from people. They find it blurry to look at things that are so close to them.

Yes, cats have night vision. But they cannot see in total darkness. Do you see the muscles of their iris surrounding the pupils of their eyes? They are constructed in such a way that they narrow into a vertical slit when exposed to bright light. And it opens fully when the actions are in fairly low light.

This characteristic of cats can be attributed to their roots. They can use them for hunting for food at night if left in the jungle or with no one to care for them.

So forget about horror movies. You already have the thrills. Now is not the time to put some effort into cat eye care. Don’t let a minor thing get worse. Call the vet immediately when something is wrong. You don’t want your cat to lose his sight or even lose his life. It is always better to be safe than blind.

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