Have you discovered that your cat is blind, deaf, or even both? While these afflictions will change the life of your cat, they do not mean that they cannot feel affection and love from you. Or give it back in return!
Training them to do the things they need to know to feel safe and confident in who they are is entirely possible. The way you train will depend on how long you’ve had them and whether they were always blind, deaf, or both. If your cat has been this way since birth, they may find it easier to adjust than a feline who is losing these senses due to illness, age, or disease.
Either way, letting your kitty know they can trust you to keep them safe while they train is important. Shower them with love and patience, and the training sessions will be just fine for you and for your blind deaf cat.
How to know your cat is going deaf or losing their sight? They will not notice you approaching them and will no longer come when you call their name. Your favorite feline may need help finding their way around until they adapt. Making the home a safe haven is essential:
Keep the furniture the way your cat is used to for familiarity and comfort.
Don’t give access to areas where they could get hurt, such as stairwells.
Make sure that hazards like lamp cords are safely tied up and out of the way.
Keep a blind deaf cat inside. Taking them out under supervision is okay, but never let them out alone.