If you think Jacoby, pictured above, is wearing a dog helmet because he’s ready for a motorcycle ride, you could be right. The helmet would be great protection while he toured town in a sidecar, but the new Walkin’ Dog Helmet from HandicappedPets.com is actually designed to make life safer for dogs that are blind, have seizure disorders, minor head traumas and other neurological conditions that would cause them bump into things.
I was particularly curious about the dog helmet because two of my very dearest friends have a 14 year-old blind and deaf Labrador retriever named Lucy. Over the years Lucy has successfully learned how to safely maneuver around her house and backyard , but when she first lost her vision poor Lucy had some close calls. She hit her head on the furniture, bumped into doors and ran into cabinets. She even had an injury outside because she got caught in some thick shrubs. My friends used an Elizabethan collar to help their dog adjust, but a dog helmet would have been good protection for her head and eyes. [Read more…]