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5 week old Kitten

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 am
by littlestar27

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!

Re: 5 week old Kitten

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 am
by fjm
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.

Re: 5 week old Kitten

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 am
by Polly
Ask your vet to check his eyes, and as he develops,regular eye check up,
He is gorgeous

Re: 5 week old Kitten

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:36 pm
by Catotum
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.

Re: 5 week old Kitten

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:07 am
by Mayday21
Hi Littlestar just catching up on posts in CC. He’s a beautiful looking kitty..wondering on vet checkup? Vivian