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October 24, 2016

Collar Safety Awareness For Dogs

According to the American Pet Products Association, more than 19 million dogs wear a collar daily with an upwards of 26,000 collar strangulation accidents that occur to those dogs each year.

Golden Daily Scoop received a KeepSafe Break-Away collar from PetSafe to review and help spread the word about pet strangulation. All thoughts and opinions are our own. PetSafe  is not responsible for the content of this article.

To coincide with National Animal Safety and Protection month, PetSafe® is celebrating it's second annual Collar Safety Week by educating pet owners and professionals about the risks of strangulation and dangers associated with traditional collars.
collar safety awareness for dogs to prevent strangulation

Where Can Collar Strangulation Happen?

  • Two or more dogs playing together
  • Fences and Decks
  • Crates and Kennels
  • Heating and Cooling Vents
  • Shrubs and Branches

Designed to prevent dogs from getting entangled by their collars, the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar was invented by Tenney Mudge after the devastating loss of her beloved dog, Chinook, to a collar strangulation accident.
PetSafe KeepSafe Break-away collar for dog collar safety awareness

Keep The Ones You Love Safe

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.
PetSafe break-away buckle for dog safety and awareness
This collar can be put on your dog just like an ordinary collar with a buckle making sure you can fit two fingers under the collar. Note: If you have to restrain your dog, grasp the collar around the break-away buckle, otherwise the collar may release and your dog will be loose.
properly fitting a dog collar with PetSafe KeepSafe collar
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 be clipped together with a leash so pet parents can safely walk their dogs using the collar.
collar safety awareness for dogs
PetSafe has developed an informative video and infographic to help pet parents protect their dogs.

Don't Become a Statistic! 

Protect Your Pet!

Protect your pet from collar strangulation infographic
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October 21, 2016

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween can be a fun time for families and children but not so much for dogs. In fact, Halloween can be dangerous and down right spooky for our four-legged companions.

Here are some safety tips for you and your dog to ensure a fun and safe Halloween.
safety tips for dogs on Halloween

1. Collar and ID, please!

Having a collar and proper ID/Microchip for your dog is a great safety tip for any day but on Halloween dog's can become spooked by the doorbell and sounds of little goblins at your doorstep. Even if your dog isn't a "door darter", doesn't mean it won't happen.

2. Just Say No!

A dog's nose is thousands of times stronger than a humans so keep that bowl of candy up high and out of the reach of furry paws. Food poisoning happens more during Halloween than any other time of year. Learn what to do if you suspect your dog has gotten into some chocolate by visiting our post, Three Things to Know if Your Dog Eats Chocolate.

3. Beware of Hazards!

You've worked really hard on carving that jack-o-lantern so why not keep it outside for your trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Dogs become very curious and their wagging tails and paws can easily knock over a lit pumpkin in your home causing a fire.

4. Costume Safety First!

Many dog owners like dressing up their dogs (us included!) for Halloween. Just make sure it is safe, they can easily move around with it and there are no parts that they can chew or bite off, causing a choking hazard.

5. Stress-Free is the Way to Be!

Having strangers dressed up in costumes showing up at your door can be stressful for your dog. If you find your dog is stressed, move them to a quiet room away from the flurry of activity. This would be a great time to surprise them with a new toy to help keep them calm and distracted.

Do you have a tip for Halloween safety? 
Please share it with us in the comments below!


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