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How good is my dog’s vision?

May 08, 2023

Duncan Houston

As an AI language model, I cannot evaluate your dog's vision directly. However, I can provide you with general information about dogs' vision.

Dogs have different visual capabilities than humans. Their visual acuity is generally not as sharp as humans, and they are also more nearsighted. A dog's visual acuity is typically around 20/75, which means that what a dog can see at 20 feet, a human with normal vision can see at 75 feet.

Dogs are also better adapted to seeing in dim light, thanks to a higher proportion of rod cells in their retinas, which are responsible for low-light vision. While dogs do see in color, their color vision is limited compared to humans. Dogs have only two types of color receptors, whereas humans have three, so their color perception is more like that of a human with red-green color blindness.

Dogs also have a wider field of view than humans, which can be up to 270 degrees, depending on the breed. This wider field of view helps dogs detect movement and makes them better at tracking objects.

Keep in mind that these are general characteristics of dog vision, and individual dogs may have slightly different visual capabilities. If you have concerns about your dog's vision, it is best to consult with a veterinarian.