Does your dog wear a collar? According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), there are more than 19 million dogs that wear a collar daily. Dog collars are used for handling, protection, safety and as a fashion statement. Unfortunately, more than 26,000 collar strangulation accidents occur yearly in homes and establishments across the country. For National Animal Safety and Protection Month, PetSafe is helping to educate pet owners about choosing a safe dog collar and avoiding strangulation associated with traditional collars.
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PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar
Tenney Mudge is the inventor of PetSafe KeepSafe Collar. Her beloved dog Chinook, Samoyed and Australian Shepherd mix, was strangled by his collar. Chinook’s collar got caught and twisted and inspired Tenney to create KeepSafe Break-Away Collar. This collar is specifically designed to help save dog’s lives; protects a dog when he/she’s in the backyard, playing with other dogs or in the woods and fields.
“A survey of veterinarians, trainers and doggy daycares found that more than 50 percent have experienced a collar-related accident with a dog. The number one most common way collar accidents occur is when dogs are playing together and one dog gets snagged in the collar.”
Toni Mark, KPA-CTP, MA, Training and Behavior Education Specialist for PetSafe Brand
The main purpose of PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar is to prevent dogs from getting entangled by their collars. The main feature of the collar is a patented break-away safety buckle that releases when pressure is applied, or when it gets caught on something. When a dog’s collar gets stuck on something and starts to choke, the PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar buckle releases. The collar falls off harmlessly and reduces the risk of injury such as strangulation. On each side of the breakable buckle, a metal D-ring is attached that can be used for ID tags or can be clipped together for a dog leash.
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JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Excellent PSA Sugar! We had this problem with our cat!
easy rider says
a very good idea… it’s a perfect collar for all adventurers like me :o)
Anderson Puppy Palace says
Love the collar, my biggest pup, Steel, is a pro at taking his collar off so around the house he generally doesn’t wear one anymore.
I am so relieved that finally someone has thought about making a collar safe for our dogs.
Breakaway collars when indoors/playing, obviously. I’d add to remove tags from collars in situations that they could get stuck on something (when in the crate, etc). Instead, at those times use a collar that has name and phone number embroidered or written onto it.
Deborah W. says
I don’t let them outside along for very long. I keep an eye on them when they’re around fencing, etc. to avoid catching their collars.
Daniel Scott Thuet says
My dogs only wear their collars in the house or on walks. They are micro-chipped in case something would happen.
I attach a caribiner joining the collar and harness to keep pup safe.
Allison Hoffman says
i used to work at a doggie daycare and we would only allow dogs to wear break-away collars. if they had any other type of collars we would take them off to prevent any sort of incident
Laurie Nykaza says
We use them when we go for a walks . My friends dog lost part of its tongue when it got it mouth caught in their other dogs collar when they were playing.
Not really too sure. Never had an accident with a collar. Other than my dog slipping out of one. If I were to win, this would be for a friend & her dog, as these collars aren’t safe for my dog, unfortunately.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I have had a dog that got stuck in his cage with his collar. Luckily I got him out ok, but since then we don’t use collars at home. We use them to walk and when we travel. This would be great to have.
Sally Tews. says
Our dogs do not wear their collars in the house,but
beings outside I always worry that they will slip over their heads.
We always have collars on when walking them.
Sandy Weinstein says
make sure the collar is the right size and width for your dog. do not have a collar so loose that it can catch on things. remove the collar when indoors so they wont catch it on anything, also a good idea to remove the collar when no one is at home in case the collar gets caught on something. my girls dont wear collars in the house.
Jackie Kane says
Every Breeder, Vet and Shelter should use and recommend these PET SAFE collars to all new pet owners. What a great product, getting one for my new puppy!
Theresa Spaid says
When putting your dog in the back yard male sure it is safe back there.
Shelley Joy P says
My dogs love chasing animals out of the yard and will end up chasing them out of our bushes. We have trimmed back the bushes at the bottom so they can’t get their collars caught on any branches. We are always out when the dogs are in the yard too and never leave them unattended.