Collar vs Harness

Collar dangers?

Collars and tags get caught on furniture, fencing and the collars of other dogs. Yes, pet lovers have reported pet deaths and super close calls. The Dog Food Advisor witnessed one of his dogs in a life or death struggle when a collar caught and began strangling his dog. Not that many pet lovers know that collars can endanger their pets breathing and swallowing. Certain dog breeds, like pugs, inherit inbred weaknesses of their nose and larynx. So do be very careful if you put a collar on a pet that already struggles with breathing. For facts and examples of collar dangers, read my page No More Death by Collar.

Comfort is important!
Our Sydney in his best harness

To harness or not to harness?

With so many new types of dog and cat harnesses available, I recommend talking to people who have a pet like yours. Some dogs and cats manage to stretch and wriggle out of harnesses and car seat-belts. It actually took us several  try to find two options for our Sydney. We really love the soft orange one. We believe it must be comfortable because he does not try to get out of it.

Please microchip and license your pet so others
can find & return

In the age of microchips (often free at city shelters) you can put a harness with tags on your dog or cat, but add a microchip too.

Microchip us, please.
Please don’t let us get hung up on collars.

Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

This is a blog hop. Please visit the other pet bloggers writing about pet safety! Plus thanks for caring and sharing, Deborah Taylor-French

Wordless Wednesday
Blog Paws Blog Hop

Linked to: http://www.blogpaws.com
1. BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday
Linked to: http://www.cascadiannomads.com/pet-adventure-blog/a-quiz-in-the-summer-get-summer-pet-safety-savvy-with-a-quiz-eight-tips-a-pet-first-aid-kit-giveaway
2. Pet Safety Quiz & Giveaway www.mochasmysteriesmeows.com/2015/07/forever-young-my-precious-truffles.html
3. Forever Young, Truffles www.thecatonmyhead.com/good-day-sunshine/
4. The Cat on My Head Good Day mydoglikes.com/wordless-wednesday-vacation/
5. MyDogLikes: Vacation www.lifewithbeagle.com/2015/07/traveling-with-dogs-practice-summer.html
6. Life With Beagle whenthecatisaway.com/cat-statue/
7. Statuesque kamekroten.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/look-at-how-i-have-grown/
8. Underneath The Shell www.poochsmooches.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-headrest.html
9. Pooch Smooches talesandtails.com/
10. Tales And Tails www.ohmyshihtzu.com/mourning-the-loss-of-a-dog/
11. Mourning the Loss of a Dog www.bzdogs.com/2015/07/old-glory.html
12. BZ Dogs pawesomecats.com/2015/07/07/whats-dinner-feeding-cat/
13. Pawesome Cats www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2015/07/send-someone-special-a-smile/
14. SUGAR: Smile Cards www.mkclinton.com/2015/07/it-is-snood.html
15. It is a Snood thispuglife.com/2015/07/the-importance-of-pet-hydration-petsafe-pet-fountain-giveaway.html
16. Pet Hydration Giveaway
Linked to: http://www.athenacatgoddess.com/2015/07/wild-wordless-wednesday.html
17. Athena and Marie
Linked to: groovygoldendoodles.com/blog-hop/a-pet-bloggers-nightmare/
18. GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES
Linked to: karineumeyer.com/2015/07/07/back-to-the-beach/
19. Back to the Beach
Linked to: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-cats-can-sleep-anywhere.html
20. CREATE WITH JOY – LINK UP! www.yourdesignerdogblog.com/2015/07/08/seeing-double/
21. YourDesignerDog chasingdogtales.com/who-does-your-dog-look-like-2/
22. Chasing Dog Tales www.browndogcbr.net aka BrownDog
Linked to: tenaciouslittleterrier.blogspot.com/2015/07/author-photo.html
24. Tenacious Little Terrier
Linked to: http://www.ownedbyahusky.ca/2015/07/every-once-and-while.html
25. Love is being owned by a husky
Linked to: http://www.sparklecat.com/diary/fourth-of-july-outtakes
26. Summer
Linked to: zoephee.blogspot.com/2015/07/sisterly-love.html#more
27. ZoePhee
Linked to: http://www.baileyunleashed.com/2015/07/love-is.html
28. bailey unleashed
Linked to: catladyconfidential.com/2015/07/08/curiosity-thrilled-the-cat/
29. Curiosity thrilled the cat
Linked to: bicontinental-dachshund.blogspot.ch/2015/07/tootsie-and-alpenrose.html
30. Bicontinental Dachshund
Linked to: zoolatry.blogspot.com
31. ZOOLATRY
Linked to: bermudabluez.blogspot.com
32. bichonpawz
Linked to: image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html
33. image-in-ing: LINKY
Linked to: http://www.wagnwoofpets.com/lesson-learned/
34. Wag n Woof
Linked to: http://www.goldendailyscoop.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-maggie.html
35. Golden Daily Scoop
Linked to: http://www.feelingbeachie.com/bowled-over/
36. Feeling Beachie – Lucy
Linked to: catsherdyou.com/ashton-is-four/
37. Sometimes Cats Herd You
Linked to: kittypartay.blogspot.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday.html
38. Kitty Par-TAY
Linked to: wp.me/p3Ama1-2Us
39. My GBGV Life
Linked to: http://www.thedailypip.com/2015/07/water-under-bridge.html
40. The Daily Pip
Linked to: lessonsfromaparalyzeddog.com/dr-buzbys-toegrips-stops-dogs-from-slipping/
41. Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog
Linked to: greyhoundscansit.com/wordless-wednesday-jumbo-was-not-impressed/
42. Greyhounds CAN Sit
Linked to: jaxdogmom.blogspot.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday.html
43. Hello Jedi!
Linked to: lapaylor.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-sky-is-fallingcole-little.html
44. the sky is falling!!
Linked to: lapaylor.blogspot.com/2015/07/we-celebrated-5th-of-july-and-cessation.html
45. Celebrate the 5th of July
Linked to: cardiganshirecorgis.blogspot.com/2015/07/wilsons-wagonful-of-woe-on-wordless.html
46. A Tail of Two Cardis
Linked to: lifewithdogsandcats.com/haiku-by-dog/haiku-by-dog-scent/
47. Life w/ Dogs & Cats: Scent
Linked to: sandspringchesapeakes.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/buzz-off-horse-flywordless-wednesday/
48. Sand Spring Chesapeakes
Linked to: tailsofteach.blogspot.com
49. Tails of Teach
Linked to: blog.hachiko.me/2015/07/08/translate-that-bark/
50. Translate that Bark
Linked to: http://www.somethingwagging.com/onward-and-upward-wordless-wednesday/
51. Onward and Upward – Surprise!
Linked to: http://www.gspotsylvania.wordpress.com
52. Charles
Linked to: midnightcalicofarm.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/soaking-up-the-sunshine/
53. Soaking up the Sunshine
Linked to: tylersat99.com/2015/07/08/wordless-wednesday-stop/
54. stop raining
Linked to: thefrenchdog.blogspot.com/2015/07/im-so-titled-which-is-different-than.html
55. The Life of Louie
Linked to: http://www.oztheterrier.com/2015/07/jelly-wellies-rain-boots-for-dogs.html
56. Oz the Terrier
Linked to: sweetpurrfections.blogspot.com
57. Sweet Purrfections
Linked to: http://www.scruffylittleterrier.com/2015/07/08/helping-hand/
58. Helping hand. . .
Linked to: http://www.talking-dogs.com/2015/07/high-anxiety-and-fireworks-wordless.html
59. Talking Dogs
Linked to: talesfromthebackroad.com/merrick-backcountry-dog-food-review/
60. TalesFromBackRd
Linked to: wp.me/p3HJme-1M8
61. Dolly at Dawn
Linked to: talenthounds.ca/news/wordless-wednesday/dog-food-brand-makes-a-difference-dog-for-dog/
62. Talent Hounds Dog for Dog
Linked to: itsdogornothing.com/fun-on-the-fourth/
63. Its Dog or Nothing
Linked to: aussiesincharge.blogspot.com
64. Aussies in charge
Linked to: http://www.playfulkitty.net/2015/07/08/the-scary-story/
65. Playful Kitty – Scary Story
Linked to: dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com/2015/07/animal-shelters-fill-up-following-4th.html
66. Animal Shelters Are FULL Now
Linked to: 2punkdogs.blogspot.com
67. 2 Punk Dogs
Linked to: http://www.nakedandhungry.com/2015/07/red-wordless-wednesday.html
68. RED www.twofrenchbulldogs.com
69. Two French Bulldogs dorysbackyard.blogspot.com/
70. Dorys Backyard
Linked to: http://www.random-felines.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday_8.html
71. Random Felines
Linked to: http://www.stunningkeisha.com/2015/07/wednesday-wordpants.html
72. CK: Wednesday Word—Pants
sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/anyone-up-for-some-badminton.html
73. Earls World!
Linked to: http://www.shespeaksbark.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-a-dog-and-his-dahlias.html
74. Dahlia loving dogs! dogtreatweb.com/a-little-schnauzer-fun/
75. A Little Schnauzer Fun: wp.me/p4HCeF-sD
76. Tiffanys Diamond Dogs
Linked to: http://www.herecomesnoodle.blogspot.com/
77. Its Noodle
Linked to: http://www.pawprintpetblog.com/2015/07/08/gecko-tank-updates-2/
78. Paw Print – pugsquared.blogspot.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-blog-hop.html
79. PUG SQUARED nalathewonderdog.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/wordless-wednesday-squish-2/
80. squish noodlesthepug.blogspot.com
81. A Bowl of Noodles
Linked to: piranhabanana.blogspot.com/2015/07/not-my-finest-moment.html
82. Piranha Bananas Not So Fine
Linked to: http://www.sewdoggystyle.com/2015/07/4th-annual-national-craft-for-your.html
83. Craft for Shelters!
Linked to: dais15pops15.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-go-mad-its-two-days.html
84. Poppys Dog Blog mykidhaspaws.org/2015/07/08/how-to-control-corgis-hair-in-your-home/
85. My Kid Has Paws www.scratchingsandsniffings.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-pet-safety-month-.html
86. Olive zones out coonhoundtales.blogspot.com/2015/07/wordless-wednesday-i-have-no-dignity.html
87. No Dignity
http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/2015/07/text-messages.html
88. Pawsitively Pets Linked to: trailsnailmud.wordpress.com
89. The Amazing Vermont Paddle Pup
barkandswagger.com/summer-pet-safety-with-puppy-bumpers-a-giveaway
90. Bark & Swagger: Pet Safety!www.lapdogcreations.com/
91. Lapdog Creations
Linked to: christypaws.com/wordless-wednesday-stretch/
92. Big Stretch – Christy Paws mylifewithflyballdogs.blogspot.com
93. So Fly dogdaz.com/2015/07/08/wordless-wednesday-another-rescue/

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