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Pets with disabilities - Deafness

Domestic animals are very similar people about the need for attention and affection. When bad things take a turn and your pet loses hearing, you must use the ability to understand the new needs of the dog. Here is the main challenge to master: to find the best ways to make life easier for the pet and give the best conditions for a long and happy life.

As with people, hearing loss in animals may be caused by several factors: different diseases, accidents, genetic problems or aging. One of the best indicators of deafness in the animal is white fur. Although not mandatory that the two issues be linked, statistics show that white hair increases the likelihood of congenital disease.

When deafness occurs gradually, the animal can learn to compensate for the lack of hearing with other senses and instincts. Thus, while the diagnosis may surprise you, your pet will already be adapted to a large extent, the situation. When hearing loss occurs suddenly, some changes in behavior can help to refer the matter to the animal. Thus, some animals will bark or miaow harder than usual because they can not adjust the volume. Also, these animals will approach a more defensive because they are troubled by unexplained sudden silence.

A special training can help both you and the animal to face some changes in how you interact. These changes relate, among other things, the way you approach an animal that can not predict future contact or how to wake your dog without scaring him. If you manage to make your presence felt in a room and to attract attention when you leave, deaf animal's stress levels will drop considerably. Even if the dog is sleeping, you may end up with a light touch, as you realize that you are near him.


In cats, differences in behavior after the onset deafness not as pronounced as in dogs. However, a deaf animal must be approached differently, given that simply do not hear your voice. A very good news for those who have a deaf dog is that these quadrupeds can be taught to follow visual controls, which replace those records. An animal who has lost hearing can feel the vibrations in the floor when you walk or use a stick and will look to you. Animal's attention you can bringing a small object in his visual field, but should never throw anything in quadruped to make him look at you.

To ensure that your pet is safe, we must follow as much movement. A simple solution is to put a high collar bell to the dog that you no longer answer the call. It is also very good for the collar to display that the animal is somewhat deaf, for situations where the dog is approached by a stranger. In dogs, walking outdoors is very important so do not have to give up the habit. However, never have to leave out one deaf animal. Remember that domestic animals are highly dependent on their owners and they need all stapanulor affection, whether I hear or not.