Dogs Benefit From Eye Protection Goggles and Sunscreen

Published: 21st May 2008
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Many dogs within various breeds have eyes that are particularly sensitive to sunlight. In an effort to shield and comfort itself against the bright light, your dog may squint, whine, or even paw at its face. Sunglasses for canines are considered a cute fashion statement but they are actually much more than that. A pair of pet dog goggles offers protection by blocking out the harmful effects of UV light and may help your canine feel more comfortable outdoors.

Protection against the Dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation

Diseases of the eye like macular degeneration, cataracts and photokeratitis affect dogs as well as humans. In addition, certain breeds of dogs can suffer from a condition called "pannus," which is also known as chronic superficial keratitis or inflammation of the corneas. It is a disorder primarily of middle-aged dogs 4 to 7 years. Dogs that live at high altitudes, low altitudes, and/or are exposed to increased levels of ultraviolet radiation, which hit the eyes of both human and animal whether the sun is shining high in the sky or the day is cloudy, are at the greatest risks.

Pannus primarily affects German Shepards, although other predisposed breeds include Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdog, Greyhounds, Huskies and Dachshunds. Poodles, Border Collies and Labrador Retrievers have also been reported to have problems with pannus.

Ultraviolet Radiation Is Not the Only Risk to Protect Against

It is not just ultraviolet radiation that can damage our four-legged friends' vision. Also at risk are dogs that ride with their heads out of the car window, or spend time on the bright beach, in reflective bright snow, or maybe run through brush. Pet dog goggles that function as sunglasses offer protection against UV light as well as help protect canines from airborne debris and wind.

Quality and Function in Pet Eye Protection

New and improved dog goggle eye protection for your pet is available, the same eyewear that has been seen on CNN, Regis and Kelly, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and in People and Woman's World magazines. After eight years of designing and manufacturing eyewear for dogs, pet dog goggles have come a long way in quality and function. Redesigned dog goggles have an interchangeable lens system that offers a deeper lens cup, very flexible frames, and wider nose bridge. The ILS was designed from the beginning to be lighter and more comfortable for dogs.

Pet goggles for dogs offer 100% UV protection, and shatterproof, anti-fog lenses facilitated by side air vents; a very flexible, wrap-around foam-padded frame; interchangeable capable lenses; two adjustable soft elastic head and chin straps; all for complete and beneficial eye protection for your pet.

Sunscreen for your dogs!

Many people benefit from the protection offered by sunscreen, and so can many dogs. Why put human sunscreen on your dog when you can use a formula designed specifically for a dog's skin? Does your dog have light colored skin or a pink nose? Your dog needs sunscreen! Dogs have more sensitive skin than humans and thus do better with their own sunscreen. Sunscreen for pets also helps with coat condition and to prevent sun bleaching in dark haired dogs.

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