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It’s not easy caring for a blind dog, or even one that has got cataracts and can’t see well. It can become even harder when you don’t have the right products to help.

Naturally, your dog is exploring the world on a different level to a dog that can see. This means you will need to give him the protection he needs to keep him safe from danger. Remember, your own home will be full of edges, hurdles, and corners and he won’t know where his food and water are and whether doors are open or closed.

Fortunately, there are some fantastic and essential blind dog products you should think about getting for your dog to aid him through with his daily tasks. This will make it possible for him to walk around comfortably and confidently. Some of them will calm him and some of them will even entertain. Here is what we have:

Muffins Halo

Muffin's Halo

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This is a pretty cute device. It helps a dog to be able to navigate his surroundings as well as boosting his confidence while he is wearing it. There’s a ring at the top just like a halo and it acts as a buffer to protect your dog’s head when he comes up against hard surfaces. With this, he will quickly learn to change his movements to the buffer effect. There are wings on the shoulders to move with your dog, offering him protection in situations and which won’t impede him while he eats or sleeps. If your dog has a small bit of leftover vision, the ring also won’t interfere with his field of view.

Walkin' Halo Blind Dog Harness

Walkin' Halo Blind Dog Harness

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What a wonderful safety precaution this is for a blind dog. This harness is suitable for any visually impaired pup. Often blind dogs get startled by sudden touching, particularly when it comes from a person from whom he does not recognize the touch and when the person doesn’t know he is blind. The harness is labeled clearly at the front and at the sides so that other dog owners can approach him with care or avoid him, particularly if they have their own dogs with them. This harness is a message in itself, making it so much easier for you than having to explain to everyone that your dog behaves differently because he can’t see. If he has his harness on, you can still put his leash on the back clip or at the front. The harness is also comfortable for your dog, being well padded in the front and comes with adjustable straps for around his girth. The harness comes with a leash and collar to match as well with words on that have been embroidered.

Ocu-GLO Vision Supplement

Ocu-GLO Vision Supplement

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This is a healthy supplement to give your dog which will benefit his eyes. It’s got different antioxidants to promote healthy vision. The capsules are effective for dogs that have suffered from their vision because of illness. If the dog is older, there are eye supplements containing different antioxidants to promote healthy vision. Some dogs can lose their vision due to diabetes and this medication is able to slow down the blindness from developing, which is wonderful! Ask your vet about this product and what he/she thinks about adding it to your dog’s diet and medication.

Stellair Chern Snuffle Mat

STELLAIRE CHERN Snuffle Mat

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The snuffle mat is a great way to exercise your blind dog’s mind by using his nose. It’s like a homemade toy, providing your pet the opportunity to sniff and search for treats that you have hidden in the mat. The mat usually consists of fleece strips that have been tied on to a rubber mat that has holes in it. The loose ends of the fleece are on the top and they provide great hiding spots for these treats, keeping your dog entertained and active. It’s a wonderful way to keep him safe while he is active, particularly when you can’t be supervising him all the time.  It is important for your blind dog to get plenty of mental stimulation because if he bored or anxious, it can lead to him barking, digging, or chewing valuables.

PetSafe Drinking Fountain

PetSafe Drinking Fountain

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It is not easy to encourage your blind dog to drink his water. Often the bowls that he might have used when he was not blind now just get kicked over with water spilling everywhere. And if your dog's vision is gone, how will he see the water to drink it in any case. The water fountains are wonderful for a dog that shows reluctance to drink. They gently make the sound of falling water and with a bit of guidance from you, in the beginning, the sound in future will draw your dog towards it to know that his water is there, at that position. The PetSafe water fountain has a solid base as well, which makes it difficult to knock over. Take it up a notch by putting a non-slip mat under the fountain. The drinking fountain can also be disassembled easily enough so you can wash it properly by hand or even in the dishwasher.

GoTags Pet ID Tags

GoTags Pet ID Tags for Dogs

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A dog ID tag is a fantastic addition which you can add to your blind dog’s harness or collar. In much the same way as the blind dog harness, it warns and informs other people that your dog is blind – he has a disability – don’t startle him and give him his space. You can have important information engraved on the tag in case your dog gets lost. You will be able to add at least 4 lines of deeply engraved text on the tags.

Pet Qwerks Babble Ball

Pet Qwerks Talking Babble Ball

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Most dogs just love balls, and even a blind dog loves a ball, and it’s a great way for him to get exercise as well. But for a blind dog to find a ball, it will naturally have to make a few noises that he will be able to distinguish from his normal surroundings. This ball has just that; it actually talks to your dog, asking to be chased and played with. It’s got a lot of sounds and phrases. It is just wonderful to keep a visually impaired dog busy. After playing, the ball turns off on its own, waiting to be played with again another time.

AKC Anti Anxiety Jacket

American Kennel Club Anti Anxiety and Stress Relief Calming Coat for Dogs

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Being blind is not easy for a dog and particularly when they can’t see what is going on in front of them or behind them. Some dogs can become very anxious or depressed. There is an anxiety jacket to help your dog in stressful situations. The jacket works by applying gentle pressure onto the dog’s body, helping him to relax and to be calm without needing any medication. At least give this jacket a shot before you try medication for anxious dogs from the vet.

Sure, a blind dog is a sad story, there’s no doubt about that. But you can look on the positive side by providing your precious dog with the right tools to make his life easier and happier and content – soon he will be identifying and connecting with his surroundings. With plenty of love, attention, and care, with these top products, a blind dog can live positively and happily because his owner opened their eyes and saw how they can make a huge difference.

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