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Tips for living with a blind dog

Monday, Mar 18th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We had a beloved blind dog, Shakira. I share some of what we learned with this dog owner struggling with her dog’s vision loss. Q: My dog is losing her eyesight. How can I help her adjust? A: Blindness doesn’t seem to stop the average dog. When eyesight goes, the nose and ears take over […]

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When pet owners are blind to blindness

Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Confession: I’ve had a dog of my own who went blind, probably starting days to weeks before I noticed. What? I’m certainly not a boarded veterinary ophthalmologist, nor am I in one of the best vets in the country, but I’m competent. No, the reason I missed the early signs is that pets are amazing […]

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A good reason to be careful when feeding a blind dog!

Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It was New Year’s Eve at Almost Heaven Ranch, and the house felt empty. It was still full of our dogs, but our children, along with their families and pets, had left. So Teresa and I tried to blunt the loneliness by cleaning up their rooms and the house. Part of that effort was cleaning […]

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