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|02-17-2009, 11:57 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Beware of Buckle Collars
I want everyone to please be aware of the dangers of the collars that buckle. Jelly is 4 months old now and we had a regular collar on her just to wear around. (we absolutely use a harness only to walk her) Well we got such a scare the other day I felt I needed to pass the word around. We had caught Jelly a couple times trying to chew on the end that goes thru the buckle, no biggy we just corrected her and went on about our business. Well we have no idea how it happened but somehow she got her lower jaw between the collar and her neck with the buckle part inside her mouth. The collar was so wedged so tight from her fighting it that we could not even get her free from it. The collar would not even turn and her head had been forced downward and she was starting to choke and having trouble breathing. She was terrified and fighting us because she just couldn't make the connection what was going on. Fortunately I was there right after it happened and had to restrain her so my husband could cut it off with scissors. She is fine now thankfully but tragedy Im afraid was just around the corner.
Daisy and Jelly's Mom
|02-17-2009, 12:01 PM||#2|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: BC, Canada
I could totally see this happening. Missy's had to wear a cone for a few days so that she wouldn't lick her incision, and she was constantly getting her lower jaw stuck inside the cone trying to get it off. She's even managed to do this with her harness before. I'm never going to put a collar on her. It's just too dangerous.
I am so glad that you were there to notice what was happening to Jelly.
Shaunna with Missy (my princess) & Dora (my tomboy)
|02-17-2009, 01:09 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kenvil, NJ, USA
Happened to Bella and Luigi
This happened to both Bella and Luigi. We were able to release it when it happened to Bella when she was tiny. But after that we started buying cat collars with tug release clasps until she got older. It happened to Luigi last week twice and all I had to do was tug each side and it popped open, thank god because it was tight when it got into his mouth. I put collars on them just so I can put their name tag and a bell so they jingle and I know where they are at all times. I had to remove Luigi's though because he kept getting it in his mouth because the smallest cat collar is still a tad too big (he is 2.2 lbs.). Maybe next week it will fit since he is a little piggy and loves to eat.
|02-17-2009, 02:21 PM||#4|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Canyon has done this with his harness before. I have to make sure it's pretty taut or he will get his lower jaw and teeth under it.
|02-17-2009, 02:29 PM||#5|
♥ Mama's Boy ♥
Join Date: Feb 2009
Blog Entries: 15
Same thing has happened to Tobie, it was so scary because I was at school and he was in is kennel at home all by hisself and when I walked in the door I noticed something was wrong, good thing I got home when I did, but after the he does wear a collar anymore.
|02-17-2009, 06:21 PM||#7|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Feb 2008
This happened to Bailey, too. Now we only use quick release collars.
Good post - thank you.
This is Bailey's world and we just live in it!