Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dog Collars

Choke, prong and shock collars can irreversibly damage your dog.
by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

Why can collars cause hypothyroidism and other health problems

Learn about better alternatives.
Before you start reading the following lines, I invite you to do a little test. Open your hands with your thumbs touching each other. Place the thumbs at the base of the throat and with the fingers pointing back and surrounding the neck.

Now, take a deep breath, squeeze and pull back with all your force keeping your thumbs connected.
This is how many dogs feel when they are on the leash and they are pulling.

If you are still keen to continue with this experiment, put a choke chain around your neck, attach it to a leash and ask a friend to pull and jerk on it periodically. Welcome to the dog world! 

No, I will not make you go on with this experiment and ask you to test a prong collar or electric shock collar. I just want people to be more aware about what an average dog needs to deal with.

My plan here is to share with you why I believe that collar injuries make dogs sick and what the alternatives are.
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