I wanted to share this story so others can avoid the same terrible mishap happening to their own precious pets. Anyone who owns a dog or cat and had some type of surgery knows the all too familiar and hated “cone” that the poor patient has to wear for what seems an eternity. Well, here is Frankie and the hated cone after a heart wrenching day. The poor guy is still not sure what happened – but I was there and can tell the story.
We have four dogs – Frankie and Augie are good pals and get along very well. They do wrestle around as dogs do and usually I end up yelling for them to “Stop”! The other two Billie and Sarge are small and although Billie will start to mess with the bigger dogs it really is not a good idea.
What occurred today (and one time previous) is as they were wrestling around Frankie got his claw nail caught in Augie’s chain collar. Bad scene and now Frankie has many stitches in his front paw and a punctured lip and nose. We still don’t know the extent of the repair but he will either need a root canal or a pulled tooth. He came down in the struggle and landed on the ceramic tile … tooth first.
So the bottom line – if you have more than one pet who needs a collar, do not use chain link collars. I should have figured this out the first time it happened, but sometimes we don’t realize there is an issue until tragedy strikes. Everyone is still a bit shook up, but we will all recover and hopefully someone out there will avoid this same crisis.