There are many dogs whose eyes are particularly sensitive to sunlight. To comfort themselves against the bright light, your dog may squint, whine, or even paw at its face. Some people consider sunglasses for canines a cute fashion statement but they are much more than that. A pair of pet dog goggles to block out UV light may help your canine feel more comfortable outdoors.
Humans are prone to eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts and photokeratitis, and so are dogs. In addition, certain breeds can suffer from a condition called “pannus,” which is also known as chronic superficial keratitis or inflammation of the corneas. It is primarily found in the German Shepard breed, although other predisposed breeds include Greyhounds, Huskies and Dachshunds. Other breeds reported to have problems with pannus include Poodles, Border Collies and Labrador Retrievers.
Pannus can be caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which hit the eyes of both human and animal whether the sun is shining high in the sky or whether the day is cloudy. Ultraviolet light, high altitudes and low altitudes create the greatest risks.
It is not just ultraviolet radiation that can damage our four-legged friends’ vision. Does your dog ride with its head out the car window, spend time on the bright beach or in reflective bright snow, or maybe run through brush? Pet dog goggles that function as sunglasses for dogs can also help protect them from airborne debris and wind.
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; for complete and beneficial dog goggle eye protection for your pet.
Sunscreen for your dogs!
And, yes, many dogs can benefit from sunscreen. 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.