I didn’t add in the post from Wednesday how to find out if your cat is deaf. I did that on a purpose, I don’t need to put everything in one post, right? Haha.
How Do You Know If Your Cat Is Deaf?
Some cats are born with it, some cats aren’t. And as they grow older, they might be losing their hearing-senses. But how do you know?
Not reacting to loud or sudden sounds. Like the vacuüm cleaner, the door shutting closed with a bang.
- Not coming when called — not that hearing cats do.
- Being startled when you approach them from behind, or touch then when they are asleep.
- Shaking their head.
- Signs of disorientation.
- Discharge coming from their ears.
- Excessive loud meowing.
These signs could mean that your cat is deaf and you might get that checked out with a vet. In some cases deafness can be cured with treatment.
Why Is My Cat Deaf?
Deafness can have many reasons. Some cats are born white. This could be white cats with blue eyes, as they are most of the time born deaf, or become deaf later in life. It also could be their age. My mother’s cat who was 18, showed signs of being (partly) deaf.
Other reasons are:
- Wax build up in ears
- Ear Mites
- Noise Trauma
- Ear Infections
Note: even if she is deaf, she can still feel the vibrations of your footsteps, and doors opening and closing.
Cats & Co | Owning A Deaf Cat