Ways to Help Your Blind Dog See
Is your dog having trouble seeing? Many dogs start to lose their sight as they age. Some dogs will develop cataracts and other eye conditions similar to people. Your vet will need to examine your dog’s eyes or refer you to a specialist to determine if the eyes can be treated with medication or surgery. For dogs that are simply losing their sight, there’s not much that can be done medically. However, you can help your dog see even though he’s blind. How? Don’t move any of the furniture, water bowls or food dishes. Your dog will remember where he last ‘saw’ them and go there whether he can see or not. Make sure you leave his bed in the same place as well. If you take walks outdoors, keep your dog on a leash so you can guide him and let him use his nose and ears to navigate. For more ideas, cal your Oshawa, ON vet.