The Bottom Line On Leaving A Blind Dog Alone Your blind dog can safely spend time by himself. He will quickly adapt to his loss of eyesight and find new ways to map out his world. As with any big change, it will take time and patience for both of you to properly adjust.
Can I leave blind dog alone?
Don’t leave your dog alone for too long. When travelling, a blind dog will likely feel rather anxious as he isn’t familiar with his environment. Keep your dog company so you can comfort and reassure him.
Do dogs get sad when they go blind?
Some dog’s can become withdrawn or depressed when they first go blind, especially in cases of sudden onset blindness. Try to keep their routine as normal as possible. If they loved their morning walks, continue to take them.
Should I get a companion for my blind dog?
Having a sighted buddy really helps a LOT. A seeing companion (dog) for your blind dog can help show your blind dog the ropes. Keep in mind, a blind dog cannot read the body signals and the visual signs that dogs give each other all the time.
How do you comfort a blind dog?
Sound-making toys, puzzle toys and scent-tracking games can keep your pet active and help fine-tune her sense of sound and smell. Walks around the neighborhood (keeping to the same path and using a short or rigid leash to guide your pet around obstacles) will allow her to check out new smells and gain confidence.