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Anyone use Doggles?

Does anyone put Doggles (doggy sun glasses) on their dog? I'm not interested in making a fashion statement; this is more of an eye health question.

During her recent CERF test (which she passed!) McKenna was diagnosed with mild iris atrophy. The vet assured us that her CERF is clear, the atrophy is NOT genetic, nor will it affect her vision. The most it will do is make her squint in bright light. Since we take our dogs on day trips or weekend outings with us they are outside a lot on weekends. I'm wondering if investing in some Doggles for McKenna would be beneficial. She wouldn't have to avoid bright light or walk around squinting, assuming I could get her used to wearing them and get myself used to the stares and comments of passers-by.

Has anyone ever used them?

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Susan, I haven't used them but they sound like a great idea. And who cares what other people think - if it makes her more comfortable, why not?


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Susan, I think McKenna will look super cool in a pair of doggles!

What causes iris atrophy? Is it correctable?

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What causes iris atrophy? Is it correctable?
According to the vet who examined her it means only that the muscle that controls her iris (shrinking or expanding in response to light) is weakened so that the iris doesn't shrink as well as it should and can cause a sensitivity to light. Apparently it is common in older dogs and in some small breeds. I don't think it is correctable and the only symptom would be squinting in bright light, hence my thought of putting sun glasses on her.

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Susan, they are a great idea. Last year when I got my convertible I bought doggles for my three, thinking that I could cruise with their glasses on, but they will not leave them on! They are a great idea, but sadly you have to get the dog to agree to wear them! I wish you luck, as I think they would be a great idea in this circumstance.

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I don't but I know someone who uses them on his Airedale and the dog wears them. He used them since the dog had an infection doing field work. He has the camaflouge ones and they look adorable

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I think that is a wonderful idea. I dont use them, but I totally support it! Anything for the babies.

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Susan, I haven't used Doggles, but I'm sure they would look great on McKenna, if you can get her to wear it, of course.

Have you thought about just letting her bangs fall in front of her face? I was under the impression that the long hair in front of their face is supposed to help protect Havs' eyes from the harsh Cuban sun, so I would think it should help with McKenna's atrophy as well...


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I have seen dogs wearing them and I was amazed they kept them on
She would look adorable in them

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Have you thought about just letting her bangs fall in front of her face?
Great suggestion, Lina! How funny -- that long hair could actually come in handy!!!

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