Give your pup an extra big hug and lots of love! It is National Dog Week as well as National Deaf pet awareness week. We love our pets as much as you do, keep them up to date on all Vet visits and ask questions about any unusual behavior.
What causes deafness in dogs?
Deafness in animals can be congenital (inherited from birth) or acquired through trauma, drug reactions, or old age. Deafness is more common in white animals, though any animal can be deaf. Some breeds, such as Dalmatians and Boxers, are more prone to deafness than others. Thirty percent of all Dalmatians born are either unilaterally deaf (deaf in one ear) or bilaterally deaf (deaf in both ears). Some deaf animals also have albinism, meaning that they lack normal melanin pigment in their eyes, nose, or skin, though not every albino animal is deaf. Deafness is also sometimes accompanied by other medical issues such as blindness or low vision.
Dawg Tired and Cat Naps Too provides the extra special attention for all pups and would be happy to assist you in any way. Call or email us any time.
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