Interview with inventor Silvie Bordeaux.
A Proven Transitional Solution. Muffin’s Halo Guide For Blind Dogs ® is a custom designed product to guide blind/visually impaired dogs and safeguard them from bumping into walls and objects. This NEW patented device is a great aid to help them become familiar with existing or new surroundings quickly. Blindness can be caused by several factors such as: glaucoma, corneal problems, cancer, trauma, retinal diseases, diabetes, cataracts and/or genetics. The most common reasons include cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes. While any breed can be affected, the following pure breeds are more prevalent than mixed breeds to genetically be inclined to develop cataracts: Cocker Spaniel, Poodle, Siberian husky, Schnauzer, Old English sheepdog, Samoyed, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Boston terrier and Yorkshire terrier. For glaucoma; Shih Tzu, Siberian husky and Bouvier des Flandres.
Type II Diabetes is a rapidly growing problem among pets in the U.S, often due to pet obesity. It affects nearly a million and a half dogs with 75% of them developing cataracts and blindness in both eyes, within one year of diagnosis. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), there is a 50-50 chance your pet is among the 33 million dogs that are overweight or obese. As pet obesity rates increase, so will the incidence of diabetes.
Muffin’s Halo Guide For Blind Dogs ® was invented out of the love and devotion for MUFFIN BORDEAUX, a 12 year old Toy Poodle, who lost his sight due to cataracts. Muffin began bumping into walls, falling down the stairs and becoming depressed and immobile, as he attempted to transition. His mother/owner Silvie Bordeaux was heartbroken and determined to find a solution for her beloved dog. After doing extensive research, Silvie realized there is the great need for products to assist blind dogs, creating Muffin’s Halo ® – Guide for Blind Dogs for her beloved dog, Muffin.
Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs ® is a lightweight, comfortable and stylish solution with an easy fit with adjustable Velcro strips. Its soft angel wings sit on the dog’s neck to protect their head and shoulder area, while the decorative halo is designed to safeguard them from bumping into walls and other objects. This device does not hinder a dog’s normal daily activity and makes them look like a precious angel.
“This product is a revolutionary invention that will change and save the lives of many dogs that have lost their vision! It’s a brilliant solution that provides safety and comfort for blind/visually impaired dogs to enjoy their lives and live as normal as possible, without their sight. Muffin’s Halo is heaven sent for dog owners dealing with this widespread issue,” said Laura Ballegeer, owner of blind dogs.
For more information, please visit www.muffinshalo.com or contact: Silvie Bordeaux at Muffinshalo@gmail.com or call 818.943.9673