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UK Blind Dog Can 'See' Again Thanks To A Set Of Extra-Long Plastic Whiskers

From dailymail.co.uk

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 dog’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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Plastic Blinds
10 years ago

I’ll post the same information to my blog, thanks for ideas and great article.

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
10 years ago

GOD BLESS DOLLY. WHAT A GREAT IDEA THE VET CAME UP WITH. SOMETHING THAT MAY HELP OTHER ANIMALS.

malenka
malenka
10 years ago

What a brilliant idea. Our dog is losing his sight and now we have one more tool to use. I wish I had thought of this first! Thank you.

malenka
malenka
10 years ago

What a brilliant idea. Our dog is losing his sight and now we have one more tool to use. I wish I had thought of this first! Thank you.

malenka
malenka
10 years ago

What a brilliant idea. Our dog is losing his sight and now we have one more tool to use. I wish I had thought of this first! Thank you.

SG
SG
10 years ago

Can they put the poor dog on a diet? Good Lord won’t that kill her, she’s obese!?

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