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19 Sep 2018 10:41
Tips For Living With A Blind Or Visually Impaired Pet 
Help your vision-impaired pet navigate her environment by:

* Keeping her/his water and food in the same location (and for cats, not moving litter boxes)
* Decluttering and not rearranging furniture
* Sticking to a routine
* Training your pet to rely on voice commands and warnings
* Considering crate training or gates to minimize exposure to hazards
* Speaking to your pet before touching her/him
* Covering hardwood floors and uncarpeted stairs with rugs or runners
* Stimulating her/his other senses through different scents, textures, and sounds

For more tips plus some inspirational stories, visit Blindtails.

By Andrea Vardaro Tucker, ELS