What may not be common knowledge is that cats suffer with hearing problems too. Some are born deaf while others gradually lose their hearing as they age. For most cats sudden loss of hearing is normally the result of illness or injury.
Cats Protection finds many deaf cats generally compensate for their lack of hearing by using their other senses more! One example is five–year-old tabby cat, Luna, who was adopted recently from the charity’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex by Stephen and Vicki Huxtable, both 48.
Stephen said “We decided Luna was the cat for us as we were completely won over by her vibrant and affectionate personality.
“Luna is chatty as if she wants to make sure we’ve heard all of her requests and demands! And we loved the way she goes nuts for feathery and flappy toys! She’ll certainly bring a lot of energy and warmth to our household.”
Here are the charity’s top tips for helping hard-of-hearing cats
To adopt a cat visit Cats Protection’s website at www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat where you can search for indoor cats like Luna. The charity has a Hands-Free Homing programme which ensures swift and easy adoption with all due care taken with respect to Covid-19.
For further information on helping deaf cats, please visit www.cats.org.uk/deaf-cats
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