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What You May Not Know Could Actually Hurt Your Dog!

In August 27, 2013

Protect Your Dog

Who knew that what you thought was keeping your dog SAFE, could actually result in his own DEATH??  Most laws require your dog to always wear a collar with rabies tags and ID when outside of your home. HOWEVER, not everyone knows that your dog’s collar could also be a hazard.  Here’s what you need to know to protect your dog….

Aesop and Cicero (Mecca x Winston)

Aesop and Cicero (Mecca x Winston)

  • If your dog is going to be playing with another dog,  REMOVE their collars.  This will prevent one from getting their jaw stuck in the collar and potentially choking the other.  I just read a blog recently in which the author recounted her own experience of witnessing two dogs in this exact predicament.  You can read about it here.  If you’ve ever seen something like this you know how terrifying it is. Dogs have DIED from this!
  • Do not allow your dog to play with another dog that does have a collar or harness on.
  • Always supervise your dog while he/she is wearing a collar.  Collars can get caught on more than just other dogs and can be a choking hazard.  You can look into easy-release collars as well.  It’s not as easy as you may think to remove that collar once it’s caught on something!

In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to just leave the collars off in the house, especially if you have multiple dogs.  You won’t always have an eye on them at every second, and it could save their life!

Emma- Endless Mt. Labradors




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