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Cats with special needs

Blind catsdeaf cats and cats with an amputation are some of the special needs that cat owners have to cope with. Sometimes an amputation is the only way to save the life of a cat. Helping your cat to adjust under such circumstances can be a positive experience and one that helps your cat live a long and happy life.

Cats may start to lose their sight for a variety of reasons, including old age. The change is often so gradual that many owners don't notice anything unusual until the loss becomes total. Take a closer look at your cat if she starts bumping into things, as there are a number of things you can do to make life easier for your cat.

While deaf cats generally cope quite well, you can make life easier for them. Find out more about coping with cats that are blind, deaf, have had an amputation or if your cat is recovering from surgery.