How (and Why) I Taught Hand Signs to My Hearing Dogs As dogs age, they experience many of the same physiological changes as humans, including hearing loss, vision impairment and osteoarthritis among others. Living with two deaf dogs has helped me understand that my hearing dogs may one day too . . .
It's almost that time of year again! Just a fews days away in fact.. Deaf Pet Awareness Week is celebrated every year during the last full week of September. This year, Deaf Pet Awareness Week runs from Sunday, September 18th through Saturday September 24th. Pet lovers everywhere, not just those . . .
Note from Bernard: My friend and fellow blogger Maggie Marton, with Oh My Dog!, has a senior dog named Emmett who has recently begun to lose his hearing due to advanced age. I am thrilled that Maggie agreed to share a bit of Emmett's journey and her personal experiences adapting to the needs of a . . .
Ear Infections and Deafness in Dogs: What You Need to Know Ear infections are one of the most common causes of deafness in dogs. The good news is that prevention is incredibly easy. With proper ear care, you can prevent your hearing dog from going deaf. Here's what you need to know about . . .
Toxicidad de medicamentos Otra causa de sordera poca conocida o discutida son los efectos secundarios (no intencionales) de ciertas drogas o medicamentos. Algunos antibióticos, sobretodo aquellos en la categoría aminoglucósidos, puede producir sordera al ser usados inapropiadamente (como . . .
Deaf Dog Collars, Leashes & Harnesses Deaf dog safety is a passion of mine, and the reason is simple: our deaf dogs depend on us to keep them out of danger in ways that hearing dogs don't. Keeping a deaf dog safe and out of harm's way doesn’t have to be hard, complicated or . . .
5 Hand Signs Every Deaf Dog Should Know The very idea of living with a deaf dog can be terrifying, especially if you’ve never met a deaf dog. Communicating primarily with our hands can feel daunting to people who are not Deaf or Hard of Hearing. To help ease stress and anxiety, here are 5 hand . . .
Keep those ears healthy & clean! As a deaf dog parent and advocate, and as a veterinary technician, I’ve learned a whole lot about deafness in dogs. For example, did you know that there are four primary reasons dogs are deaf? Statistics about the frequency of each cause are hard to . . .
5 Gifts Your Deaf Dog Will Love This time of year, no matter where we look, we are flooded with images of joyful children tearing into magical gifts left under the tree by Santa. Among the pile of carefully wrapped boxes, a happy child is sure to find a special toy that will bring pure joy to . . .
10 Myths & Facts About Deaf Dog Behavior Did you know that some folks in the scientific community are studying deaf dogs? When I heard this, I jumped for joy. It was a moment of excitement, relief and “I need to know more Right. This. Second!”. My brain was firing synapses so fast that I . . .