We recently came across Muffin’s Halo – a worldwide leading blind dog product that is helping visually impaired dogs live an easier and much happier life.
Shaped like a halo, it works as a 3-piece device that offers blind dogs head protection so they can experience a little more freedom.
The custom-designed product is made to protect vulnerable pups of all sizes from bumping into walls and objects, and it’s a great aid in helping them become familiar with pre-existing or new surroundings more quickly. The lightweight and comfortable halo doesn’t get in the way of a dog’s everyday activities, and it allows them to gain their confidence back
Blindness in dogs can be caused by a number of issues; such as cataracts, glaucoma, SARDS, trauma, retinal diseases and diabetes.
While blindness can effect any breed, there are a number of pure breeds that are more prevalent than mixed breeds to genetically developing cataracts. These include Cocker Spaniel, Poodle, Siberian Husky, Schnauzer, Old English Sheepdog, Samoyed, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Boston Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier.
Additionally, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky and Bouvier des Flandres are more likely to develop glaucoma than other breeds.
We’re already extremely impressed with the accomplishments at Muffin’s Halo, but if you need anymore convincing, here’s the story of Noah and how Muffin’s Halo positively impacted his life:
Two-year-old Cockapoo Noah is the ultimate teachers pet. He goes to class with his teacher-mom Lisa Edge to teach the kids that everyone should be accepted, wanted and loved.
Noah had a bad start to his life. He was born without eyes and with deformed back legs in a puppy mill in California. At five-months-old, Edge says that he weighed just two pounds.
“He and his sisters were just on the brink of not making it. It took a crew to bring them back to health,” said Edge.
When she was introduced to Noah, Edge made herself a promise: “I knew we had to use him for the greater good. I promised that I would do something special. I wasn’t sure yet, what it was going to be.”
Together, the duo have made it their mission to visit different schools and organizations to teach people about acceptance.
“He is an outstanding visual for these kids to say wow this dog is different but he’s really a regular dog. Even out of his wheelchair, he walks funny but he walks. That’s how I want humans to treat each other too. We still desire the same things to be wanted and accepted,” said Edge.
Noah teaches people a valuable life lesson that can’t be taught in books, and the Principal from Platteville High School even said “You can just pick him up and hold him and you can feel that someone understands.”
Edge created a Facebook page for Noah that now have over 13,000 fans from all over the world.
You can read more inspiring stories about how the Muffin’s Halo has helped other dogs on their testimonials page.