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Do All Diabetic Dogs Go Blind

By:  Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator, for Muffin’s Halo Do all dogs go blind from diabetes? The simple answer is no.  That answer depends on some factors though.  Factors On Dogs Going Blind From Diabetes It depends on how quickly you catch the disease and begin treating it.  The sooner you get on the… Continue reading Do All Diabetic Dogs Go Blind

How long do dogs live after being diagnosed with diabetes?

You just learned that your dog is diabetic. The first thing that you need to do is take a deep breath and know that you are not alone! Tens of thousands of us have gone before you and are here to help you.  I can’t imagine having this diagnosis during a pandemic when you can’t… Continue reading How long do dogs live after being diagnosed with diabetes?

How Do You Treat a Dog with Diabetes?

By:  Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator, for Muffin’s Halo How do you treat your newly diagnosed dog with diabetes?  You treat them with all of the love, kindness, and affection that you always have.  You just have a few more steps to take to keep them as healthy and active as they can be.  … Continue reading How Do You Treat a Dog with Diabetes?

An Introduction to PRA: What Is It, and When Can It Strike?

A common cause of blindness in dogs is progressive retinal atrophy or PRA. The disease affects the photoreceptors in the back of the eyes. Light often enters one’s eyes through the lens and is transmitted to the cells in the retinas. From there, it is sent to the brain for analysis and interpretation. The photoreceptor… Continue reading An Introduction to PRA: What Is It, and When Can It Strike?

Do Blind Dogs Bark More?

Do blind dogs bark more often? If so, this isn’t necessarily something to be concerned about. It’s all part of the adjustment process. However, it’s important to lend a helping hand (or paw, in this case) and give your dog some peace of mind. This will help him to calm down and eventually stop his… Continue reading Do Blind Dogs Bark More?

How to Walk a Blind Dog

If you’re caring for a blind dog, asking yourself what to do with a blind dog, is it safe to take your little friend for long walks? The answer is – absolutely! In fact, you should do all you can to make sure your daily walks with your blind dog  don’t change or stop. According to… Continue reading How to Walk a Blind Dog

What Is SARDS, and How Does It Occur?

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome—also known as SARDS—is a disease that has become relatively common in middle-aged dogs. A leading cause of sight loss and blindness in older pets, the damage caused by the affliction is irreversible. As it stands, there is no known cure, which means that animals affected by the disease will live… Continue reading What Is SARDS, and How Does It Occur?

How to Help a Blind Dog

Imagine a little angel always sitting on your baby’s shoulder. Your furry pal might be suffering from an ailment or weakened senses, such as sight, as he (or she) ages. You then begin to think about how to ensure your pet’s safety and how to help your blind dog adjust. This is where a halo… Continue reading How to Help a Blind Dog

Can a Blind and Deaf Dog Be Happy?

Can blind and deaf dogs ever be truly happy? That depends on many factors, the biggest ones being your level of patience and the amount of time and love you’re willing to dish out. Blind and Deaf Dogs Are No Different A dog that cannot see or hear may be less independent and could experience… Continue reading Can a Blind and Deaf Dog Be Happy?