Blindness in Man’s Best Friend-your Dog

Pet too can be born blind, or become blind during their lifetime.

Blindness in Man’s Best Friend-Your Dog

            There are many ailments that we as human suffer from, that our canine friends suffer from as well. Deafness, diabetes and blindness, yes human health issues that affect our pets as well.

            So what are we to do if our pet becomes blind, or we bring them home blind? Well for starters keep in mind that just like humans, their other senses will become sharper. They will hear better, taste better and their sense of touch will be keener; but even so there are a few things that you can help them adjust. For starters don’t spoil them just because they are blind, allowing them to do things that you once would not accept is not fair to your loving pet. So what are we to do?

            Well for starters if the blindness came on slowly then I suggest not moving your household furniture, and don’t put obstacles in their way. They will be use to the lay out and they will be relying on that to manage around, to change the house around would just be cruel to them. Blind pets still feel vibrations, so when you walk about trust me, they will be aware if you are approaching or walking away. Blind puppies learn this very early, since they are born to a very dark world, it is the vibration they will depend upon.

            Just like humans many people don’t know how to behave when they are in such a situation, the answer is the same; react the way you would always. Pets can sense fear, or an uncomfortable aura. Don’t be frightened, approach the dog as you would any pet, putting your hand out so that he/she can smell you and become more familiar with you. Never approach a dog quietly, whether they are blind or not, they may become aggressive because you have chosen to “sneak up on them”.

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  1. Christine Ramsay

    On March 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    A very interesting post. it must be difficult for animals to cope with the blindness. These are very helpful tips.

  2. Eunice Tan

    On March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    They are really best friend

  3. chitragopi

    On March 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Dogs do invaluable service to blind people. True blind dogs must be cared for. Nice article and suggestions.

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