How Can I Prevent My Dog From Going Blind?

Unfortunately, blindness develops in many aging dogs.
Unfortunately, many dogs go blind as they advance in years (you've probably seen some). Even though many dogs lose their sight as they get older, it actually doesn't affect them as much as you may think. Unlike humans, dogs rely more on their sense of smell to maneuver around the house. So if your dog is in a familiar environment, he can still live a happy life! Of course, going blind is never a good thing, and as dog owner, you may want to protect your pup.

Oftentimes, blindness occurs in many older dogs because of cataracts. Cataracts are a condition in which the lens the eye turns white because of a gradual change in protein. Cataracts - along with other conditions like glaucoma and retinal dysplasia- are genetic conditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to help your dog. In recent years, there have been a number of studies that have proved UV rays from the sun can help contribute to and even cause conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Using Doggles from an early age can significantly reduce the amount of UV rays that hit your dog's eyes and cause blindness Many eye specialists recommend that people, as well as dogs, use sunglasses to protect their eyes from this damage. Eye specialists at thinkaboutyoureyes.com say, "Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun and it is important to protect your eyes from the damage caused by even a single outing without protective eyewear." For your dogs, getting a pair of Doggles will help to combat the UV rays. In fact, Doggles are specifically designed to block 100 percent of UV rays and will help to protect your dog's sensitive eyes.

It is apparent that Doggles are a great way to protect your dog from the dangers that he may be faced with. If you have any further questions about Doggles or any other pet product, feel free to e-mail or call us anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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