Would you believe that many owners of blind cats don’t even realise that their cat can’t see? That’s because cats are so good at using their other senses such as touch, sound and smell to compensate for their lack of vision. Older cats that have lived in the same environment for many years are so familiar with their surroundings that their failing vision has little effect on their quality of life. Keeping the¬†environment unchanged and making sure they always know where their important resources are¬†is the key to helping them cope with blindness. Loss of vision can be a sign of other underlying disease however so if you think your cat isn’t seeing as well as they used to, speak with your vet.