Question by  Mlh1981 (25)

What does glazed eyes tell me about my cat's health?


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

The glazing of your cats eyes can be caused by several factors. First, you cat may simply be aging. Nuclear schlerosis is a common disease found in a senior cats eyes. More seriously, your cat could have uveitis, which is a disease that can cause loss of the cats eye. A vet check is the safest treatment for your cat.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Glazed eyes on a cat means that your cat is lacking iron and or lacking sleep. It could be both or the combination of it. Improve your cat's diet by introducing iron rich foods.


Answer by  SteveW (120)

There are several things that could cause this. If it is one eye or both also has bearing. Best advice is to see a vet as soon as possible.


Answer by  ZenHaltija (286)

Glazed eyes in a cat could be nuclear schlerosis, which is a sign of the cat's aging. Another possibility is uveitis which is caused by a protozoal parasite, toxoplasmosis.


Answer by  Pumpkin1 (201)

Nuclear schlerosis can cause this and also uveitis. The latter requires vet treatment to save the eye. A fever can also cause glazing.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if the eyes are glazed that means your cat actually lacks iron. So what you need to do is improve the diet.


Answer by  rfoltz33 (217)

More than likely this indicates either cataracts or a dietary deficiency of a vitamin needed for eye health such as Vitamin A or beta-carotene.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Glazed eyes does not necessarily point to serious health risks, but is certainly something to have checked out by your Vet. Any change in the appearance or personality of an animal can be a signal that something serious. The glaze of the eye generally comes with age, and with cataracts.


Answer by  Louise (94)

You must take your cat to a vet immediately. Glazed eyes can be a sign of serious nutritional deficiency which can lead to permanant conditions like blindness and organ failure. Your cat may have special dietary needs which are not being met by the cat food, or your catmay not properly digesting and absorbing the nutrients in the food.

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