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Experience:  Veterinarian at Sioux Nation Pet Clinic
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My elderly neutered male cat has very enlarged pupils in his

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My elderly neutered male cat has very enlarged pupils in his eyes. One pupil goes back to normal in light but the other remains enlarged. I think he also is now deaf. He does not appear to be in pain and is eating normally.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: he is Tinker, a rescue cat, age between 10 and 13, or possibly older
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: No tender spots on body. Purrs when picked up, but has been slightly erratic in use of litter tray
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.
Hello. This is Dr Mike. I have been practicing for 19 years and I will be happy to help you today with all of your questions. First, I would like to start with a few questions to help me better understand your case.
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.
When did this start? Any changes in eating or drinking? Head tilt to the side ?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No change in appetite no head tilt very vocal
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
He appears quite happy.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What do the enlarged pupils indicate.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
He has been slightly erratic in use of litter tray
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.

They can be a sign of nuerological conditions, have you noticed any changes in eating or drinking?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Should I take him to a vet?
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.

Do we have any bad teeth or gingivitis? Would it be possible for you to send a picuture of the eyes for me to review?

Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.

However, if we have signs of neurological problems, I do recommend to address this at a clinical medically before it progresses.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
This is not working! I shall consult a vet locally.
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 17 days ago.
I am sorry. I was just asking questions to understand your case better.