Dogs love to stick their heads into clumps of long grass, shrubs and bushes to get their noses as close to the fascinating scents as possible, but blind dogs are unable to see protruding branches and other hazards that may cause injury to their eyes. Even something as seemingly harmless as a blade of grass can cut or scrape an unprotected eyeball.
It is therefore advisable to provide some form of protection from these hazards; this can be in the form of a visor or goggles over their eyes.
- Rex Specs K9 Eyewear – K9 Eye Protection for Chronic Eye Conditions and Environmental Hazards including UV, debris and vegetation – designed specifically for dogs
- Doggles Mesh Eyewear – Revolutionary, comfortable, great looking, and dogs love ’em!
Note: Although not designed to protect against vegetation and debris, if your dog won’t or can’t wear any other form of protective eyewear, then Doggles Mesh Eyewear will provide at least some degree of protection
- Doggles UV Protection Eyewear – Doggles are protective eyewear designed just for dogs!
- The Optivizor – Face and Eye Protection for Injured, Blind and Working Dogs
Note: A “white cane” collar or halo vest can be used to to help your blind dog keep their distance from large, bulky obstacles such as garden, park or farm machinery but this device will do little to prevent a protruding branch from reaching an unprotected eyeball. If walking your blind dog in a location where bulky obstacles are also an issue it may be advisable to use a “white cane” collar or halo in addition to a visor or goggles.