Ask A Vet: Caring for a Deaf Dogs

Dogs' hearing, while better than human hearing, can deteriorate just like ours.

Dr. Jyl Rubin discusses the signs to look for when your dog starts to lose its hearing, like pacing around looking for people, showing obvious distress when being left alone and being very startled when it's touched while it's asleep.

There are things dog owners can do to help a hearing-impaired pooch, like establishing signals for common commands and its name.