Most blind animals cope very well and can have a good quality of life. There are, however, a couple of things that you can do to help your pet adjust better to blindness.
- A blind pet’s two biggest enemies are swimming pools and traffic.
- Blind pets find it very difficult to walk down stairs. Some will learn quickly to negotiate stairs, but some will need a lot of time and patience to learn how to accomplish this.
- Decide on a reference point for him. If he gets “lost” or has been out of his environment always take him back to this reference point (for example his basket).
- Make use of toys that make a noise. For example get a ball with a bell in it so that he can still get exercise by locating the bell noise when fetching the ball.
- The "Safety Turtle" device is a small, electronic, water-sensitive device that can be threaded into your pet's collar. Should the device get wet when the pet falls into a swimming pool or a pond, a base station alarm in your home will be activated. These are proving to be excellent for blind pets. For further information, please contact our reception staff.