Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Special Appeal - Ganesh

We would to introduce you to Ganesh, she is one of our many kittens looking for a new home. She has limited vision and needs a very special home that will be safe enough...

Ganesh is a wonderful little cat who is looking for a very special person to adopt her as she has limited vision. She does not seem to be bothered by this at all in herself and runs about and plays just like any other kitten.
Ganesh will need a very safe environment to explore and maybe someone who can dedicate time to keeping an eye on her. She is a loving little soul who just needs a chance. If you are that special someone please contact us on 01395 232377 for more information about her..

Here are a few tips about how to help blind or partially sighted cats adapt in your home…  

Finding his bearings
A blind/partially sighted cat can become disorientated easily. Try to encourage your cat to walk around on his own as carrying him may cause him to become disorientated. Cats have scent glands on their paws that allow them to leave a trail of scent to follow – this is even more important for blind cats. If you do have to carry him, always put him back down somewhere familiar.

Approaching your cat
It’s important to talk to your cat as you approach him to avoid startling him. If your cat is blind is on eye, try to approach him for the side he has sight in.

Getting around
As blind cats rely on scent and memory to find their way around, you should avoid moving furniture, food and litter trays. Don’t leave obstacles in unexpected places where your cat could walk into them. If you have stairs, place a barrier across them until your cat knows where they are and learns to use them again.

Play and exercise
Sound is obviously very important to a blind cat so he may enjoy playing with “jingly” toys. It is important to encourage him to exercise so that he does not become overweight

Going outside
Cats Protection recommends that you do not let blind cats roam for their own safety. Keep your cat indoors unless he has access to a safely-fenced garden or run. Your cat may enjoy walking in the garden using a harness and lead, but make sure he is wearing a properly-fitted collar with a safety catch stating his address and disability in case he escapes.

Blind and partially sighted cats can adapt and lead remarkably normal lives with a little help. If you would like more information about adopting a Ganesh, please contact us on 01395 232377, thank you. Please visit our official website at www.axhayes.cats.org.uk for more details about our adopting any of our cats and kittens.

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