Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Pets Feed
When we return from a walk with the dog, we remove the leash. However, we often forget to remove the collar in which our pet walks around the house later. Some may not realize it, but this behavior carries a deadly risk.
We often treat the collar not as part of a walking set, but as a basic accessory that the dog wears around the neck all the time. It is not recommended in all cases, as it creates the risk of an unfortunate accident. With other dogs, wearing a collar outside of the walk is reasonable, but you still have to be very careful.
Vets warn. This can end badly for your pet
Wearing a collar all day can lead to a number of negative effects. The least serious of these is the deformation of the layer where the material comes into contact with it. Initially, it is only an aesthetic defect, but beware, prolonged wearing of the necklace can lead to thinning of the hair and even local baldness. Therefore, it is close to the formation of painful abrasions, which can lead to infections and inflammation.
You should be especially careful with puppies that are full of energy and run around the apartment, sneaking into every nook and cranny. The collar around the neck can catch on something. A frightened animal will try to free itself from the trap and may accidentally cause significant damage. In the worst case, he can suffocate.
Small dogs are also at a greater risk of chewing on the collar, especially when left alone in an apartment when they don’t know what to do with themselves. Curious dogs will try to swallow bits of material that can cause choking or damage other sections of the digestive tract, irritating its walls. If we don’t react in time, it can end tragically.
When, outside of walks, should you put a collar on your dog?
The decision to leave the collar on the dog after the walk is up to us. There are certain reasons for his behavior. We must absolutely avoid situations where the animal is left unsupervised with a collar for long hours. If an unfortunate accident occurs then, we will not be able to react quickly.
Some dogs that are often in the garden should wear a collar in this case. We know we can’t keep an eye on our pet all the time. If we stay in the apartment, but leave the dog outside for a while, it is worth putting a collar with the address on it around the neck. In the event that the dog jumps over the fence under our care or makes a ditch and gets out, there is a greater chance that our loss will be ours. We must not leave our pet unattended, but different situations can occur and we must take them into account.
How often do collar accidents happen? It may surprise you
For some readers, the topic of the article may turn out to be an unnecessary scare. After all, such situations are not common, are they? Although it may come as a surprise, according to an animal trainer’s estimate, up to 15% of dog owners may witness such accidents. In most cases, thanks to a quick reaction, the animals come out of the situation unscathed, but this is not always the case.
Recently, the British media reported a situation that happened to a pet named Percy a Labrador, While playing hung the collar, which was tightening around his neck. He started to suffocate. Its owner reacted quickly and took the animal to the vet. Despite his quick action, Percy spent several days in the veterinary intensive care unit. He suffered serious injuries due to body hypoxia. Pulmonary edema occurred due to saliva entering this organ. Thanks to the quick reaction, the animal recovered. The unfortunate accident became an example in the information campaign that went around the world.
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