How safe is your dog’s collar?
As pet parents, there are so many things for us to consider when we think about keeping our furry babies happy, healthy, and safe. Are we feeding them a healthy diet? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they properly vaccinated each year? The list goes on and on.
One thing I never gave much thought to, when it comes to my dog’s safety, is her collar. I mean, a collar is a collar is a collar… right? There’s no possible way my dog’s collar could harm her.
Or is there?
I was shocked to learn that an estimated 26,000 collar strangulation incidents occur each year, and more than 50 percent of veterinarians, trainers, and doggy daycares that took part in a recent survey indicated they’ve experienced a collar-related accident with a dog, and the majority of of these accidents happen when two dogs are “play biting” each other. Yikes! That’s scary! For some examples of these accidents, take a look at this short video:
Heartbreaking, isn’t it? And that’s exactly why PetSafe® observed the first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week earlier this month. Their goal is to help educate the public about the risks of strangulation and dangers of traditional collars, and to introduce the KeepSafe Break-Away Collar.
Take a look at this infographic below to learn a little bit about collar safety, and we’ll chat some more below.
Nike and I had a chance to try out the KeepSafe Break-Away Collar, and we really like it. Thankfully we haven’t experienced any collar-related incidents, but seeing how the Break-Away Collar works definitely gives a dog mom some peace of mind. The collar’s patented break-away safety buckle releases when pressure is applied, so if Nike’s collar were to get stuck on something and she were to start to choke, I know the buckle would release quickly and the collar would fall off before any harm could come to her.
See what I mean? Peace of mind.
In fact, we’re such big fans of the KeepSafe Break-Away Collar, we’d love to give our readers a chance to win one! That’s right! And we’re going to make it super simple for you to get entered to win: just follow the easy-peasy steps in the Rafflecopter widget below! There’s one mandatory entry and 3 bonus entries; keep in mind that the more you enter, the greater your chances of winning!
Just be sure to get entered by next Tuesday night, November 3rd, at 11:59pm EST. We’ll randomly select a winner whose name will be announced Wednesday on The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page. If you’re not following us there, be sure to “like” us so you don’t miss out on something awesome! Good luck!
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About the review: PetSafe sent us the KeepSafe Break-Away Collar at no cost to us in exchange for our unbiased review. The Lazy Pit Bull only shares products we love and believe our readers will love.
Giveaway rules: No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to US residents only, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from October 28 through November 3, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. A single winner will be randomly selected by Random.org and once the winning entry is verified, the winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Facebook and Twitter do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. By entering this contest, participants give permission for their email address to be added to The Lazy Pit Bull’s newsletter list.