Siberian husky, which looks dignified like a wolf, has many odd-eyed cats with eyes of different colors on the left and right. Odd-eyed cats have their own unique coolness, but what is the reason for such a child? This time, I will introduce the reasons why Siberian Husky has many odd-eyed cats and the possible health concerns of odd-eyed cats.
What is an odd eye in the first place? Is it related to Siberian Husky?
Odd eye means that the color of the left and right eyes is different, and it is called “heterochromia” in Japanese. In addition to odd-eyed eyes, it is also called “bai-eye” or “heterochromia”, and these eyes with different colors are generally more common in cats than in dogs and are not limited to Siberian husky.
There is a congenital reason for one of the mechanisms of becoming an odd eye, and it seems that most of them are caused by genes, such as inheriting the eye color of each parent one by one. It often occurs in white cats in particular, and the effects of genes affect not only the eyes but also the hearing, and it seems that some cats are deaf.
The reason for becoming an odd-eyed cat after birth is that it may be acquired, that is, it may become an odd-eyed cat due to damage to the iris due to illness or injury. If the iris of the colored part of the eye is damaged, the melanin pigment will decrease, and the pigment will be lighter than that of the uninjured eye, so the left and right colors will be different and the eye will be odd-eyed.
Why are there so many odd-eyed cats in Siberian Husky?
Siberian husky with different left and right eye colors is common but may differ from congenital heterochromia. The reason Siberian Husky becomes an odd-eyed cat is that, unlike other animals, it has a relationship with its original habitat.
Due to changes in the environment
There are various theories as to why there are many odd-eyed cats in Siberian Husky, but it is said that they are in the environment of the habitat where they were originally born and lived.
Siberian Husky has long been a sled dog in the frigid region of Siberia. Living in the north, where there is little sunlight, is less exposed to ultraviolet rays, so it has less melanin pigment than other breeds, and most of them originally had blue eyes.
After that, as the times changed, it became popular as a domestic dog, and it was also kept in other areas, from blue to brown with a lot of melanin pigment to protect the eyes from the influence of changes in sunlight irradiation. It has changed.
However, it seems that only one eye could not adapt to changes in the environment, and an odd-eyed cat with only one eye blue and one eye brown was born.
Are there any health concerns with Siberian Husky’s odd-eyed cats?
Some people with odd-eyed cats may be worried that their health may be affected, such as the possibility of hearing loss, as in the case of cats. Here’s an explanation of whether Odd-eyed Siberian Husky has any health concerns.
Does not affect health or longevity
Siberian Husky is recognized as the standard for breeds because it has become an odd eye as a result of adapting to changes in the environment.
Therefore, even if Siberian Husky is an odd-eyed cat, it is not considered abnormal and is not considered to be susceptible to illness or affect lifespan.
However, if the color of the eyes is different by nature, there is no problem, but if the color changes suddenly instead of being born, there may be something wrong with the eyes. Take it to your veterinarian for a look.
Mysterious Siberian Husky Odd Eye
Siberian Husky’s odd-eyed cats have a very mysterious history of being beautifully transformed to protect their eyes by moving from cold lands. Siberian husky is recognized as a standard rather than a physical abnormality, but in some other animals, it affects hearing and vision. If you see an odd-eyed cat, why don’t you think about how it became an odd-eyed cat?