5 week old Kitten

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5 week old Kitten

Post by littlestar27 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 am


I will be collecting a beautiful ginger kitten early August, and can not wait! I have lots of lovely pictures of him and just wanted to check what people thought of his eyes, I feel like they’re not quite the same? Not sure if it’s just his age or maybe genetics, or maybe something else is going on?

What are your thoughts? Not had a kitten before so not sure what’s considered normal! Obviously he will be vet checked before coming to me but always nice to have some reassurance!

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Re: 5 week old Kitten

Post by fjm » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 am

I do see what you mean. Consistently different sized pupils is called anisocoria, and it can be minor or a symptom of more serious conditions like feline leukaemia. I would talk to your vet about how much it is a cause for concern in a very young kitten, and whether he may grow out of it or need further investigation.

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Re: 5 week old Kitten

Post by Polly » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 am

Ask your vet to check his eyes, and as he develops,regular eye check up,
He is gorgeous

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Re: 5 week old Kitten

Post by Catotum » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:36 pm

Ideally, kittens stay with their mothers until they are 12 weeks old. It takes that long to for weaning to be complete & them to become confident & accomplished in everything their mother has to teach them. So, check: this one seems a little too young to be removed as yet.

Also, do ask your vet now. You need a variety of photos that show his eyes, not just one. Cats' pupils do actually have a degree of independence depending upon the direction of light shining into them, however (as others have said) they should not be permanently or extremely different.

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Re: 5 week old Kitten

Post by Mayday21 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:07 am

Hi Littlestar just catching up on posts in CC. He’s a beautiful looking kitty..wondering on vet checkup? Vivian

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