Some accessories aren’t purely for fashion and style. Some are innovative and improve the lives of dogs… while still being adorable. Muffin’s Halo is the perfect example of function meeting style. This accessory makes more than just a fashion statement – it also helps blind dogs navigate their surroundings safely.
Dogs can suffer from blindness for various reasons. It can be caused by cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, cancer, trauma and diabetes. Many breeds are susceptible to vision impairment, but for many, it can be due to Type II Diabetes. As pet obesity rates rise, so do the occurrences of cataracts and blindness.
Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs guides blind and visually impaired dogs and keeps them safe from bumping into walls, furniture or other objects that are in their path. Not only does it give your blind dog the independence to walk around your home without fear of accidents, it can also be used when you take him out and about to new places and surroundings.
Available in three cute styles – Muffin’s Halo, the Butterfly Halo, and the Quarterback Halo – there’s a halo to fit all dog breeds, regardless of size. Because it’s lightweight, your dog will get used to his new accessory quickly and after a while, won’t even notice that it’s there. Thanks to its adjustable Velcro straps, it’ll fit perfectly and comfortably. The soft “wings” sit on the dog’s neck to protect their head and shoulder area, while the decorative halo is designed to protect them from bumping into anything that gets in their way. Your dog can go about with his life and look adorable while doing it.
Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs was invented by Silvie Bordeaux when her 12-year-old Toy Poodle, Muffin, lost his sight due to cataracts. Muffin became depressed and refused to move after endlessly bumping into walls and falling down stairs. Determined to find a solution, Silvie went to work to create a product that was safe, comfortable and chic and would give blind dogs their confidence back. In the past, many owners, overwhelmed by the responsibility of taking care of a blind dog, had to have their precious pups put down. But Muffin’s Halo gives pet parents hope and an affordable solution to vision impairment.
All of Muffin’s Halos are custom designed and made in the USA. Prices range from $89.85 to $134.95 and be ordered online at Muffin’s Halo website. If your dog wears Muffin’s Halo, we’d love to hear your feedback on the product – please leave it in the comment section below.
Amy Tokic, Editor of Our Site , is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).