Do Dogs Have Night Vision

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Dogs have a reflective tissue that amplifies light and improves night vision.

More Rod Cells

Dogs have more rod cells in their retinas that detect dim light compared to humans.

Limited Color Vision   

Dogs see better in dark than humans but have worse color perception in low light.

Varies by Breed  

Sight hounds like Greyhounds tend to have better night vision than pugs or bulldogs.

Allow Time to Adjust

When moving dogs from bright to dark spaces, give their eyes 15-45 minutes to adapt.

Supplement Vision

Use lights and reflective gear to help dogs navigate safely at night.

Beyond Basic Vision

Dogs also use hearing, smell and memory to maneuver at night.

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