Canine Visual Attention and Retinal Health

The Good Dog Pod

Oct 26 2022 • 33 mins

We're joined by Dr. Freya Mowat, an assistant professor at both the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a board-certified specialist in veterinary ophthalmology, meaning she knows all about canine vision and retinal diseases!

Learn about what dogs like to watch on TV, whether we can give dogs an eye test, and what sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS) is.

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine’s is looking for dog owners to participate in a fun and simple study with their furry friends – watching TV! In this study, participants are asked to answer a questionnaire regarding how their dog responds to various types of media, and optionally, watch a series of videos with their dogs and rate how interesting it was for them. Participation is this study could help researchers learn more about dog behavior and how dog and human vision compares. Full participation should take 20 minutes. Take the survey now!

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