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Whether you’re considering adopting a blind dog or have a sighted dog who’s losing their ability to see, it can be intimidating to figure out how to provide them with a fulfilling life. How can a dog navigate the home, let alone the world, without their vision?
But just because a dog’s sight is compromised doesn’t mean their other senses have stopped working. Blind dogs, in fact, have an even stronger sense of smell and hearing than their sighted counterparts. That’s saying a lot, when you consider that the average dog’s hearing is four times stronger than ours while their sense of smell is a whopping 50 times stronger. Compared to the strength of these other senses, the usefulness of a dog’s sight is relatively limited.