Beautiful white cat Harold with 1 green and one yellow eye

So glad Harold has green/yellow eyes!

Julie Goodge

Some of you may be aware that there is an increased incidence of deafness in white cats, which is usually present since birth (congenital). This is due to an inherited condition.

There is a link between the all white fur coat and eye colour:

If a white cat has 2 blue eyes, they are 3-5 times more likely to be deaf compared with a white cat with 2 non-blue eyes.

A white cat with 1 blue eye and 1 non-blue eye is about twice as likely to be deaf as a white cat with 2 non-blue eyes!

Read more here about inherited deafness and eye colour

I’ve had to have both my elderly dogs put to sleep just over a month apart! Heart breaking with the first but then when I had to make a decision in front of the vet last night it was awful!

I would like to say thank you to the staff especially the vet who I think was called Maria, who explained absolutely everything she could about what was wrong with my dog and the outcomes. I chose to put him to sleep as it wasn’t fair for him to suffer.

She was so kind and sympathetic and that helped loads as did the receptionist, think she’s called Louise???? But can’t remember, she was just as kind and actually 13 years ago she took one of the dogs for puppy training classes!

Ashfield House has the best staff! Thank you x


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