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Sunglasses, part 3 — Form & Function

Looking for an excuse to put cool shades on your pup?

  • Dogs need protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays, just like people do. Overexposure to the sun’s rays can create cataracts, photokeratitis, corneal adhesions and other really unpleasant conditions.
  • Dogs need protection from getting stuff in their eyes, just like people do. If your dog likes to stick his head out the car window, walk along the beach when it’s windy…well, you get the picture.

But you can’t just go sticking any pair of sunglasses on your dog, at least not for more than photo ops. I’ve found two companies that fit the form plus function bill. Both of their websites explain more about the bad things that can happen if your dog’s eyes go unprotected — and the good things that can happen if they don’t.

Petlenses:

Some Petlenses pups

Some Petlenses pups

Doggles:

A cool Doggles doggie

A cool Doggles doggie

I haven’t yet gotten any product placement offers, but that doesn’t mean I’m not open to them. Little Frankie needs a pair of shades for an ad campaign we’re planning.

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2 Comments

  1. KZ
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I love the photo with the greyhound duo wearing pet lenses. Greyhounds sometimes get pannus and eye protection is recommended. My greyhound Lily has uveitis and has been treated with doxyclycline and steroidal eye drops for months. The vet said she has to stay out of the sun. Now that temps are hitting 100, that shouldn’t be a problem.

  2. admin
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Thanks for your comment. If the Petlenses people contact me, I’ll let them know that Lily is available for modeling.

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