Medium sized dog with the white halo secured around the dogs body with wings coming out from the dog's shoulder blades and over the head slightly to protect the head. Then, there is a halo that comes forward from the dog's head to act as a bumper for objects in front of the dog.

Assistive Technology (AT) for Blind Dogs — wait, what?


Animal love. Disability advocate. Those are two things I am known for and very proud of. I have a big heart for helping people with disabilities and animals. So, when I hear heartwarming stories about animals who have disabilities, I absolutely love them. There have been a few posts on the news and various websites over the past few years about a guide dog that leads a blind dog, etc., wheelchairs for dogs, etc., but have you ever wondered what, if any, assistive devices are out there for dogs with visual impairments?

This past weekend, I learned about Muffin’s Halo for Blind Dogs. Here is their link: http://muffinshalo.com

These halos are custom designed to go in front of the dog to prevent them from bumping into other objects and to help safeguard them. It also has “wings” to protect their head and shoulder area. Here are a few pics from their website:

The halo on a very small dog The same halo concept but from a front view Medium sized dog with the white halo secured around the dogs body with wings coming out from the dog's shoulder blades and over the head slightly to protect the head. Then, there is a halo that comes forward from the dog's head to act as a bumper for objects in front of the dog.

Clever, huh?

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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