Dog Goggles – Fashion Accessory Or Necessity?

You may have seen the photos making their way around social media of the very cool rescued Australian Shepherd dogs who hike southern Nevada trails outfitted in their reflective goggles. The trio has gained quite a following, as one of the dogs is deaf and the other two act as her ears.

The goggles protect the dogs’ eyes from sand and debris as well as the sun’s rays. On the beach, they can protect your dog’s eyes from blowing sand and bright sun and they are great for wintery weather as well. 

And yes, besides protecting your dog’s eyes, he will look really cool as well!

So how do you choose the best pair of goggles for your pup? There are three things you want to keep in mind as you are shopping for goggles:

One – Be sure to get goggles with adjustable straps, even if the product has very precise measurements. If the goggles come in multiple sizes, measure your dog’s head before purchasing.

Two – Even if you are buying goggles to protect against wind and debris, get goggles that offer UV rays protection, especially if your dog is spending time in the sun.

Three – Take into consideration the shape of your dog’s eyes. Some goggles have shallow lenses that won’t do for a breed like a Boston Terrier that has large round eyes. You will need to look for goggles that have deep eyecups for breeds with large round eyes. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer or reseller for advice before purchasing. is a comprehensive site for information dog owners can rely on, and includes tips on health, exercise, fun facts, breed profiles and much more. To access the complete article on dogs and carpets, plus the article mentioned above and more, just go to has a free active Facebook Group of dog parents which any dog owner is welcome to join at  The WoofPost’s official hashtag is #woofpost

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By Ellen Britt

Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.

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