Re: Deaf White Cat
- Welcome, Beth!
> Beethoven's eyes are amber, not blue. Amber-eyed cats are in aOur yellow-eyed white, Phoebe, is deaf. She's hyper-t but doesn't have
>smaller percentile for deafness than the blue-eyed cats.
Her littermate, Pongo, is an odd-eyed white whose hearing is fine. He
was diagnosed with HCM in July of 1999. He's also a gentle giant --
with sort of a lanky Siamese look -- and also very fond of his food.
His lack of appetite was our indication that something was wrong, so we
brought him to the vet who found a "gallop" heartbeat.
We've been able to maintain him since then, with only some gradual
progression of the disease. Both cats are 16 years old and frisky as
I'm writing this. Then again, it's 14 degrees in NYC and everyone is
very frisky right now.