Putting a collar on your dog may seem like a normal safety precaution. You attach up-to-date ID tags and clip on your leash for walking. Many devoted dog owners are unaware of the risks of collar strangulation accidents until it’s too late (http://www.petsafe.net/).
The most frequent and the most fatal collar accidents happen during common playtime when a dog’s jaw or tooth becomes caught or snagged under a playmate’s collar, even if just for a few seconds. When caught, the dog’s instinct is to pull, twist, and panic, and one or both dogs’ lives are in immediate danger (http://www.petsafe.net/).
What is the KeepSafe Collar?
The KeepSafe Collar with its patented break-away buckle is designed to be your dog’s everyday safety collar. If you are home or away, whether dogs are supervised or unsupervised, the KeepSafe Collar is the best collar to prevent accidents (http://www.petsafe.net/).
Designed to prevent dogs from getting entangled by their collars, the KeepSafe Break-Away Collar has a patented break-away safety buckle that releases when pressure is applied. If your dog’s collar gets stuck on something and starts to choke, the buckle releases and the collar falls off harmlessly. Most collar accidents happen when multiple dogs are playing at home, at the dog park, or when the collar gets stuck on a fence, deck, crate, kennel, vent, bush, or tree. When you’re ready for a walk, hook the leash clip around the 2 D-rings to prevent the buckle from breaking away (http://www.petsafe.net/).
Collar-related accidents are more common than you think. A survey of veterinarians, trainers, and doggie daycare professionals found that more than 50% of pet professionals have experienced a collar-related accident with a dog. Over 26,000 collar-related accidents occur each year – that’s an average of 71 a day! (http://www.petsafe.net/).
• A safety buckle that auto-releases if an object is caught on the collar
• Attaches to a leash without breaking away for everyday wear
• Made of nylon strap, patented break-away buckle, and metal hardware
• Comes in many sizes ranging from extra small to extra large
• Colors include black, orange, red, blue, and purple
The collar has a five star rating based on 9 reviews. I know that’s not a lot, but they might not be a well-known brand yet. They could catch on soon. Besides, sometimes unknown brands are better. Pricing starts at $10. I think it varies on size and width. Petsafe has many other items available for pets besides collars, so you can go over to the website and have a look.
I have never actually tried this collar before and only put this article together for information purposes. With that said, I do think that this is a good idea and could be a very useful product. My older sister almost lost one of her dogs to a collar related accident, so I know they happen.
Have you ever experienced an accident relating to a collar? What happened? Had you tried the Keepsafe Collar? Would you consider it? Tell us in the comments below.
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