If Lady and the Tramp is to be believed, receiving a collar is a right of passage and badge of honor for any dog. For most pet parents, it’s the first line of defense in keeping your dog safe and returned home. Unfortunately, collars can also be a source of tragedy with 26,000 collar-related accidents occurring each year.
With this in mind, I am helping PetSafe spread the word about Collar Safety Awareness week, October 16-22. PetSafe leads the pack in collar safety with their KeepSafe Break-Away Collar for dogs. Invented by Tenney Mudge after losing her dog in a tragic collar strangulation accident, the KeepSafe collar has a patented break-away buckle that releases when pressure is applied.
Anyone who owns a cat will probably be familiar with this concept, as it’s a standard design for cat collars. When I worked in pet retail I had numerous consumers ask if we carried a similar style for dogs. But, until I was contacted by PetSafe I did not realize any brand made such a product!
And it’s a fear I can relate to. I actually lost a childhood dog to collar strangulation after she climbed the fence while on a tie-out. And my mom’s pit bull is a master fence climber, even clearing her 6-foot wooden privacy fence. But even if your dog isn’t a climber, accidents can still happen. The most common type of collar accident actually occurs when two dogs playing via “neck biting” become entangled.
The PetSafe KeepSafe collar functions like a regular collar when you attach a leash. When you connect your leash through the two D-rings, it prevents the safety clasp from releasing, so no worries about your dog giving a tug during a walk and coming free of their collar. When the leash is removed, you have full functionality of the safety mechanism back. It’s also reusable; the break-away buckle is easily snapped back together after being released.
For me personally, having a product like the KeepSafe collar gives me added peace of mind when my dogs are home alone.
PetSafe is also giving one lucky reader a KeepSafe Break-Away Collar in the size and color of your choice. The giveaway will be open for two weeks time and open to US residents 18 and over. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See Rafflecopter widget for full terms and conditions.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with one PetSafe KeepSafe collar and one giveaway prize in exchange for an honest review and to help promote Collar Safety Awarenes Week. As always, I only promote products I truly stand behind and all opinions are my own.
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