Dog’s Speak Up for Collar Safety
By: Blue Belle Walton, Canine Contributor
DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View
Hi there dog lovers, Blue Belle here, canine dog blog contributor, grateful rescued dog, and tail wagging happy member of a furever family.
My family wanted me to talk to you about a very serious issue. Today my mom gave me a new collar. She said that this could actually save my life. What is so special about my new collar? It has a feature that makes it come apart if I get my collar caught, so I don’t get strangled. My new collar is a PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar. Isn’t it pretty. I really like it. My mom listened to a video interview from the women who created it. She invented this collar after she lost her dog Chinook, to a collar strangulation accident. How terrible! You can see the video below.
Information about the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar
The collar features a patented break-away safety buckle that releases when pressure is applied or it gets caught on something, allowing it to fall off harmlessly and reduce the risk of strangulation or injury to the pet. The KeepSafe collar also has a metal D-ring on each side of the breakaway buckle, which can be used to attach ID tags and can also be clipped together with a leash so pet parents can safely walk their dogs using the collar.
We didn’t even know that this was a risk, but my mom heard about the Educational Campaign to Protect Pets from Collar Strangulation Accidents . They call it Collar Safety Awareness Week. We think everyone should help get out the word. Mom said it is urgent to make everyone aware of this safety issue. So listen up, people. Please pass this along. I know your dog will thank you.
Collar Related Injuries
- Over 19 million dogs wear collars everyday
- More than 26,000 collar related injuries happen each year
- 71 incidents per day
- More than 50% of pet professionals have experienced a collar related incident in pets
Common Causes of Dog Collar Incidents
- Play Biting
- Deck Slats
- Heating/Cooling Vents
The first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week, October 18-24, 2015, is being launched to educate the public about the risks of strangulation and dangers of traditional collars as part of National Animal Safety and Protection Month.