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How long do dogs live after being diagnosed with diabetes?

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 h...
How Do You Treat a Dog 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 al...
An Introduction to PRA: What Is It, and When Can It Strike?

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 tran...
Do Blind Dogs Bark More?

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 thi...
How to Walk a Blind Dog

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 t...
Understanding Similarites & Ways To Prevent SARDS in dogs

Understanding Similarites & Ways To Prevent SARDS in dogs

SARDS is a disease that can lead to permanent blindness in one’s pet. Many ask, "is it possible to prevent dogs from getting SARDS"? Little is known about SARDS. Some basic facts have emerged that ...
What Is SARDS, and How Does It Occur?

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 ...
How to Help a Blind Dog

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 abou...
Can a Blind and Deaf Dog Be Happy?

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 ...
How Do Dogs Get Blind

How Do Dogs Get Blind

Dogs, like humans, may experience the deterioration of their senses as they age. Typically, dogs don’t develop serious ailments until they’re much older, though some breeds may be genetically dispo...