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 . . .
How Ear Infections Can Cause Deafness in Dogs Did you know that ear infections can cause deafness in dogs? The good news is that prevention is incredibly easy. With proper ear care, you can prevent your dog from losing his hearing . Here's what you need to know about how ear . . .
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 . . .
@HelloNuzzle...I Think I Love You! In many ways, caring for a deaf dog isn’t that much different than caring for hearing dogs. There are a few exceptions, mainly when it comes to communication and safety. Communication is an obvious difference but safety is something that often gets . . .
Safety & Utility for Deaf Dogs Everywhere! The next item that Edison selected for his exclusive Edison Approved list of products he (and we, his two gay dads) love is the Doodie Pack. Remember, these are products and services that we personally use and we have NOT been compensated to include . . .
Deaf dogs, more than hearing dogs, tend to be very touch-sensitive. Perhaps living in a silent world increases their tactile sensory perception. Maybe this is because we use our hands as our primary form of communication. Or perhaps they’re just mammals and, like humans, when one sense is . . .
Deaf Dog Awareness Week on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy During my adventures through Deaf Dogland, I've met some pretty amazing dogs and some equally amazing people. This past week, I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Katy Nelson on her weekly Washington, D.C-based. television show, The Pet Show . . .