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Muzzles In Hot Weather

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by claire, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. claire

    claire Guest

    Allie Green

    Today at 13:46

    On my way back from the shop today I pulled over outside the entrance down to the canal, there was a woman with a dog on the roadside unable to walk due to the heat. She has no garden and has brought him out to toilet and walked through a park and up onto the canal towpath at the back, before she knows it she has gone too far and the dog was in trouble, she's in a state and the dog was exhausted with the heat on him.

    He had a sleeve muzzle on and he just had his mouth open with his tongue pocked through, was lying down and in a right state. We carried him back down the track to the canal, where there is tree shade and using a bowl i had in the car managed to soak him with canal water which helped. He's at the vets, luckily there was no traffic and we got there in 10 minutes, they were fantastic.
    This was an exempted dog, not been home long and owner never muzzled a dog before, not on internet, didn't know how to do it right. She has put a sleeve muzzle on him as he pulls the other one off (hates wearing it as not been trained)

    I'm going to go visit and take round some muzzles and advice sheets later.

    Please - if you have a registered dog - get a muzzle the dog can pant and drink in, be aware of just how hot it is out and keep your dog cool at all times.

    I'm still shaking as a dog that can't breath is a bloody awful sight.

    Dogs & Hot Weather - Summer Tips, Health & Safety for Dog Owners

    PLEASE do not use sleeve muzzles. Use basket baskerville muzzles. Take a bottle of water with you if you go out and PLEASE avoid the hotter parts of the day. Remember if you have a registered dog you CANNOT remove the muzzle and this can impact on the dogs ability to cool down.

    Message us if you need help 07899 724 800 or 0844 8442900 or email mail@dangerousdogsact.com
  2. animallover111

    Apr 25, 2009
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    Good post claire,very usefull for owners of dogs that have to be muzzled. ;)
  3. claire

    claire Guest

    thank you x
  4. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I think the packaging on sleeve muzzles is misleading. Many of them state "allows dog to drink and pant" when, if fitted properly, they clearly dont.

    Baskervilles are the best imo. Plus ive had a dog grab my with its front teeth with a sleeve muzzle, so they arent as secure as one might think.
  5. mickyb

    mickyb PetForums Senior

    Oct 31, 2008
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    Gets me why the hell people think they have to walk the poor dogs in the heat, what's wrong with them, and why don't the carry water for them I live at a nature reserve, and put water out serveral times throughout the day, the poor things nearly drink the whole bowl, after walking for hours and they look so sad take muzzles off in the heat as well. :mad:
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