White Cats Deaf Or Blind
All-white cats are prone to being deaf but not blind.
White cats deaf or blind. If your cat has a congenital defect it just means it was an issue that was present at birth. As you may expect hereditary deafness in white cats is a real issue and presents a major concern in white cats and even more is if one or both irises are blue in color. Unless both ears are affected cats may never show any signs of hearing loss.
The Breakdown About 17 percent to 22 percent of white cats who have eye colors other than blue are born deaf. In particular this applies to white-coated cats this means cats that are entirely white whose eyes are either both blue both orange or one of each color. However not all white colored kittens remain deaf as they age but most deaf kittens that remain deaf are white.
The good news is a white cat is not prone to blindness. Cats who are born deaf might have had a congenital defect says Dr. Blind including visually impaired cats in need of rescueadoption.
This specialized layer of cells and the cells that determine a dogs hair color come from the same stem cell source. However they do have a higher chance to be deaf and the chance increased when the cat has blue eyes. How do blind and deaf cats live.
White kitten with blue eyes are often be associated with blindness and deafness. Some of the breeds that are at higher risk are white Persians Ragdolls Cornish and Devon Rex Oriental Shorthairs Manx and Turkish Angora. Some cats are born deaf.
Some cats are at a higher risk of genetic defects which can cause deafness from birth. Two blue eyes completely deaf. To determine whether the cat is deaf or not all you need to dois look at the ears of the white cat.
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