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Monday, 15 April 2013

In the shade

Dear Dogs Today,

I have a very elderly (15 years, 10 months) and very fit black Lab called Bess. 
She has developed severe twitching which is caused by bright light especially sunlight. Bess is still fit enough to go for walks and enjoys sniffing around the garden so she needs to be able to get outside without the sun affecting her.

My husband Doug and I have adjusted some human sunglasses to shade her eyes but these are not perfect. 
I have looked on the web and seen "Doggles" but I am not convinced they will stay in place and she will be able to see through them (her eye sight is not brilliant, not surprisingly at her age).

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

Tracey Hammond, pet Labrador owner for >40 years

1 comment:

  1. I was looking for something to help a friend's dog, who's eyes didn't develop properly as a puppy, and while he was in rescue he had to have one removed. She wondered if there was anything to safeguard whatever sight he may have in his remaining eye, and I remember finding little doggie sun visors. Sadly, I can't remember where I found them, but it's something to consider :)