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Cool Pets in Slick Shades: Fashion Statement or Eye Protection?

By joslyngray |

Sunglasses for pets? When I first saw some of these photos, I thought they were just a Paris Hilton-esque style statement. However, veterinarians actually recommend eye protection for certain dogs: those with eye problems, and those who are in environments that might damage the dog’s eyes.

The most prominent company that makes specialized eye protection for dogs is Doggles, which makes flexible, foam-cushioned frames with shatterproof lenses, and adjustable chin and head straps, so the things actually stay on the dog’s noggin. These are the sunglasses issued to U.S. military working dogs, to help prevent dust and dirt from flying into their eyes during missions.

Doggles are sold online and in stores like Petsmart.

Of course, sometimes the sunglasses look is just for fun!

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Pets in Sunglasses: Fashion and Eye Protection for Pets


A U.S. military working dog in Afghanistan wears his Doggles, his assigned Personal Protective Equipment to protect his eyes, as a Chinook Helicopter takes off, kicking up dust and debris.

(Photo Credit: U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Brace, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

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