Originally Posted by Shadowmom
To respond to Terry's... comment a little way back that my last dog was only able to bite through some cheap dangerous muzzle and I and the vets didn't know what we were doing, nope wrong on all counts.
It was a good quality basket muzzle, he could breathe just fine.
He could also get through a sleeve muzzle -- he was very strong and some vets and techs [put] it on too loose.
Thanks for clearing it up, I'm very glad to know he was actually wearing a proper box-muzzle, at the time.
I've seen so many vets
use those adorable fabric tube-muzzles [in floral prints or patterned with rubber-duckies, as if the decor would calm the dog or make good vibrations!... ye gods].
It's been done so many times, & in so many places, i'm ready to go ballistic ---the next time i see a vet pull out a groomer's muzzle in a charming cute print, to be put on a terrified or angry dog, I may slap her or him with it, B4 they can get it on the dog.
One thing I don't understand, tho, @Shadowmom
how he could bite thru
a properly-fitted basket muzzle of the correct size for his face? -
I'm not trying to be difficult, but the basket should project about 1.5 to 2-inches past the dog's nose-leather & jaw, & the sides shouldn't touch the dog's face.
How did he get teeth thru the basket, & where? On the side, with pre-molars or the canine tooth?
If i ever meet a dog who CAN, indeed, bite THRU a basket-muzzle, i want to know how i can prevent it - if possible.
Hence my question - i really like having 10 fingers, all of them functional, & all my other body-parts intact.
I'd like to avoid severe damage via a dog-bite, if i can.
I have a 2nd Q: what's a 'sleeve muzzle'? --
is that the same as the groomers' AKA tube type, with an open end that rather resembles the "cuff" of a sleeve?
If anyone else can offer tips to prevent 'extreme dogs' from biting thru
a correctly-sized & properly-fitted box-muzzle, please speak up. That's a new phenomenon to me, & forewarned is forearmed.
Thanks in advance,