5 Tips For Living With A Blind Dog



When the diagnosis comes and realizes that the dog is blind, then comes the question: What should I do? how do I deal with? How is my dog treated? The good news is a blind dog and its owner can successfully travel on the trip.

Every year hundreds of dogs lose their eyesight, either due to aging, illness or accidents. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), diabetes, car accidents, or a firework disaster can take away a dog from sight. Understanding a dog with special needs can take away your confidence. However, this understanding and the ultimate decision to move forward can also lead to an increased association between the dog and the owner, a stronger sense of self and a deeper connection, and the purpose of both the dog and the owner.

My dog was only one and a half years old when she was diagnosed with PRA, a hereditary retinal disease. I adopted a wise animal shelter and I had no idea at the time that I had lost it. I have learned many lessons along the way, how a dog and owner can adapt successfully, and how a brave animal can be an animal with special needs. There are adjustments to be made by both the pet and the owner, and it is up to the owner to assist the dog in the modification. Just as vision dogs (blind dogs) help the blind, the prospective owner should help the blind dog. But blindness does not mean full dependence. Dogs easily adapt to vision loss, especially if the loss is gradual, and other senses, such as odor and hearing, raise in the animal and help the dog compensate for vision loss. Although your dog's adaptability and ability are strong, it can help the dog owner in several ways.

1. Do not move furniture: or do not move too much. Blind dogs quickly learn where large items are placed, and use that memory to roam. Having the sofa in one place and then moving it to another will cause confusion, and the dog will fall into this piece of furniture more easily when you move it. If you move furniture, help the dog learn the new position by walking the lead around the room and gently cleaning the dog on the furniture. Help your dog understand the new room design by walking with the dog. This "routine" will be set in memory.

2. Be creative with different scents and materials to distinguish certain areas in your home, and make sure it is safe for your dog. You can use different scents from flavored extracts or even something like a dried bag on the door or a car air freshener. Using different odors in each room may help the dog to distinguish the different rooms in your home. Decorative pillows and rugs are a great help to distinguish the different rooms in the house and to plan where the furniture is located. For example, placing a rug next to each chair in the living room can help your dog prevent these people from bumping. Because blind dogs collide with objects, and the corners of tables or corridor walls can cause injuries, cover them with a soft cloth to minimize the impact on the body of the blind dog's faces. In addition, indoor/outdoor carpets, windboards, rice slices or decorative bricks can help guide the blind dog on its way out while in the yard.

3. Use bells on other pets. This not only helps your blind dog find or follow your other pet, but it will protect your blind child from surprise by the other four family members in your family. You can also use shoe bells to help a blind dog find you and follow you closely.

4. Do not underestimate the power of a nice touch and sound. Both help to reassure your dog. Dogs love the human voice, and this is especially true for blind dogs. Hearing you say its name gently gives security to your dog. In addition, the teaching of new orders, such as
Stepping, stepping, and stopping is very helpful in navigating stairs and walking not only keeps your dog's mind alert but also provides extra safety for you and your blind dog. Touch is soothing for a blind dog, under the chin and gentle massage near the ears, and on the belly remember your dog as being loved. The compassionate sound, training, and encouragement plus a gentle touch provide the feeling of security that a disabled pet needs.

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