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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?

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?

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?