Cat has continuously dilated pupils

by Anonymous

My kitten was found feral at what we assume was 8 weeks. I have never, not once, even with shining a flash light in her eyes, seen her pupils "slit." Her eyes are ALWAYS dilated.


She is Siamese and has bright blue eyes. She seems to be doing perfectly, except I just now realized that cat eyes are supposed to get smaller in light?? Is there something wrong?

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Oct 10, 2018
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I would check with the vet
by: Kurt (Admin)

If she were my cat, I would get her to the vet as soon as possible. There are a number of causes for dilated pupils that don't constrict with light.

For example, your cat may have high blood pressure (which can be a result of kidney disease). From The Cat Clinic of Roswell:

"Visual abnormalities are the most common clinical findings with feline hypertension. These abnormalities can include dilated pupils that do not constrict with light..."

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