A blind dog can ‘see’ again after being fitted with a set of extra whiskers.
Dolly, a Staffordshire bull terrier, lost her sight after developing cataracts brought on by diabetes.
She was left completely blind and would regularly walk into things.
That was until her vet Joanne McCelland pioneered an innovative idea to fit extra long cable ties to the ten-year-old dogâ€™s collar.
The plastic ties help Dolly feel her way around without walking into objects, in much the same way that her natural whiskers do.
Owner Brian Chadwick, from Arnold, Nottinghamshire, claimed the plastic whiskers have helped Dolly recapture her life.
He said: ‘We could deal with her diabetes, but when she went blind I felt really helpless.
‘The effect of the whiskers was almost immediate. Within a few hours she had learnt how to feel her way around the house with her new plastic whiskers.’
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