Published October 08, 2014
Highly acclaimed twice-patented device helping blind dogs with head protection by leading a bump-free life as they navigate in their surroundings. Recommended by Animal Ophthalmologists and veterinarians worldwide.
Daily Planet – Discovery Channel’s long-running primetime science magazine show aired its segment “Top 10 Pet Inventions” and ranked Muffin’s Halo, an aid for blind dogs in 7th position.
Co-hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong reported the following about this Blind Dog Halo that is navigating multitudes of furry impaired ones across the globe: “Genuinely for a good cause. Blind pups need not worry about what may be in their paths as Muffin’s Halo will protect them. A special harness with light wire tubing and cushioning makes sure any blow is soft.”
Muffin’s Halo for Blind Dogs® is a 3 piece must-have device that offers help for blind dogs of any size transition to become familiar with existing or new surroundings quickly. It starts as a harness that is wrapped snuggly around a dog’s neck and torso, which makes them feel cuddled and less anxious. The halo which is attached to the wing is fastened to the neck of the harness (light weight and comfortable). The halo acts as a buffer to safeguard a blind dog’s head, nose, face and shoulders from bumping into hard surfaces. When the halo confronts an obstruction, it sends a signal to the dog and they automatically go in a different direction. They catch on very fast and it is truly amazing to watch their confidence level rise as they feel free to explore again bump-free. Muffin’s Halo does not hinder a dog’s normal daily activity (they can eat, drink, sleep and play with it on) and it gives them their confidence back!
Muffin’s Halo comes in different styles and colors to bring forth awareness for blind dogs. The Angel Wings signifies “protection and guidance”. The Quarterback style symbolizes “star of the team who has his blind-side covered” and the Butterfly Wings means freedom to “fly” again.
Canine blindness can be caused by several factors such as: cataracts, glaucoma, SARDS, corneal problems, cancer, trauma, retinal diseases, diabetes and/or genetics.
Los Angeles resident, Silvie Bordeaux invented Muffin’s Halo out of the love and devotion for Muffin Bordeaux, her 14 year old toy poodle who lost his sight several years ago due to cataracts. Muffin began bumping into walls, fell down the stairs and became depressed and immobile, as he attempted to transition. Silvie was heartbroken and determined to find a solution for her beloved blind dog. After doing some extensive research, she realized there was a great need for products to aid blind dogs, so she created this device for him and is dedicated to helping blind/visually impaired dogs and their caring owners. Today, this critically acclaimed blind dog product that holds two patents offering blind dogs head protection, is global and has been featured all over the news and the recipient of many awards. It is highly recommended by Animal Ophthalmologists and veterinarians worldwide.
Here is video link to the Muffin’s Halo story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njNCKXyojUY
Silvie Bordeaux is also founder of non-profit organization, “Second Chances For Blind Dogs” whose mission is to provide blind dogs in shelters/rescues with a Muffin’s Halo to help them navigate into forever homes and to educate the public on how to care for blind dogs. http://www.secondchancesforblinddogs.org