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Deaf dogs make amazing pets and make wonderful companions. Deaf pets who rely on their eyesight to read human body language can form strong bonds with their owner.
What causes deafness in dogs?
Deafness can be caused by a number of factors including injury to the ear, ear infection, or from old age.
Congenital deafness is a genetic defect that causes a dog to be born deaf and there are several breeds that are prone to hearing loss: Samoyeds, West Highland Terriers, White German Shepherds, Dalmatians- about 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in one or both ears.
Bilateral deafness is losing hearing in both ears equally. Unilateral deafness means that your pet has hearing loss in one ear a.k.a single-sided deafness (SSD).
How to tell if your dog is deaf
Recognizing deafness in your dog as early as possible is important for learning how to interact with your pet in a way they will understand.
Some signs to look out for:
If you come across any of these signs with your pooch the best thing to do is take them to your veterinarian.
Ways to help
Deafness in dogs has its challenges but here are some ways that can help make communicating easier.
Remember these are just a few tips so find out what works best for you and your dog, be patient, and give them lots of love and cuddles!