CHECK OUT A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO CAT EYECARE
The eyes of your feline friends have often been used in horror films. But if you are a pet owner, you know that the cat's stare is really the opposite of what's being portrayed in movies. That is why you have to understand the importance of cat eye care.
I LOVE YOU
How do cats impression these words? Through their eyes, of course. That is why you shouldn't be frightened by that gaze. How does this work? First, the cat stares at you for a long while. And after that, it blinks its eyes slowly. Some people tag this as a cat's kiss. But you can also say this is your cat's way of saying that it loves you.
But how do you return the favor? Easy, follow your cat's 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 films.
NOT A THIRD EYE
Don't believe the horror films you see. Cats don't have a third eye. Their eyesight is 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 harm and also from dryness. When a cat is sick, you will notice that this membrane will close. This should alarm you to call the vet.
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.
Your feline friend's pupil of the eyes should also be observed. A change in the size of one pupil can indicate inflammation. It can also be a sign of a kind of a disorder in the neurologic called Horner's Syndrome. Or worse, it can also indicate tumors or injuries in the central nervous system.
THE NOCTURAL VISION
Do not believe what others say about cats being color blind. They can see some colors. They may not see as clear as humans do, but it's not like they cannot see any colors 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, cats have a nocturnal vision. But they can't see in complete darkness. Do you see the muscles on their iris that surround the pupils of their eyes? They are constructed to narrow into a vertical split when exposed to the bright lights. And it opens fully when the acts are in pretty dim light.
This feature of the cats may be traced back to their roots. They could use such to hunt for food during the night if they were left out in the jungle or left with no one to care for them.
So, forget about the horror flicks. You've already got the thrills. Now it's time to put some effort into cat eye care. Do not let a minor thing worsen. Call the vet immediately when something's amiss. You don't want your cat to lose sight or even live. It is always better to be safe than blind.