Thursday, October 15, 2015

Protect your Pet ~ Collar Safety Awareness Week ~ October 18-24, 2015 #Giveaway

In light of the estimated 26, 000 collar strangulation incidents that occur to dogs each year, PetSafe brand is launching the first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week to help educate the public about the risks of strangulation and dangers of traditional dog collars.

This special week of awareness for pet safety coincides with National Animal Safety and Protection Month. While collars may be viewed as a form of protection and safety, they are actually responsible for thousands of preventable accidents every year. A survey of veterinarians, trainers and doggy daycares found that more than 50% have experienced a collar-related accident with a dog. Research also indicates that upwards of 26,000 collar strangulations occur every year, the majority of which happen when two dogs are "play biting" each other.

As a "mom" of 4 furbabies (I had five and recently lost one) I am very protective of my little ones. They are treated like family in my home and my kids and I just adore them. The thought of one of my furbabies being hurt or killed from a collar accident breaks my heart...and knowing that it's preventable makes me so adamant to spread the word to pet parents everywhere.

Toni Mark, KPA-CTP, MA, Training and Behavior Educational Specialist for PetSafe brand understands the importance of sharing this lifesaving message to pet parents and professionals alike. "The accident can happen in just seconds," Mark said. "The number one most common way collar accidents occur is when dogs are playing together and one dog gets snagged in the collar, but it can also happen in many other ways, such as the collar getting caught on furniture, crates, fences, bushes and trees or heating and cooling vents. Unfortunately, many pet owners and professionals are still unaware of the danger and frequency of collar strangulation accidents. By launching Collar Safety Awareness Week, we hope to help reduce the incidence of these tragedies."

The PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar was invented by Tenney Mudge after the devastating loss of her beloved dog, Chinook to a collar strangulation accident. It was designed to prevent dogs from getting entangled by their collars and features a patented break-away safety buckle that releases when pressure is applied or it gets caught on something allowing it to fall off harmlessly and reduce the risk of strangulation or injury. The KeepSafe collar also has a metal D-Ring on each side of the break away buckle, which can be used to attach ID tags and can also be clipped together with a leash so pet parents can safely walk their dogs using the collar.

To help our readers get started, we are givng one AWESOME person a KeepSafe Break-Away collar, color and size is winner's choice! Simple enter on the Rafflecopter form below...Good Luck!

Giveaway open to US residents only ~ 18 years or older ~ Ends 10/25/15

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  1. I have two dogs and two cats, plus a lot of smaller things.

  2. I have a 1 year old chocolate lab that is FULL of energy

  3. I have 2 dogs. They both love to play fetch, go for walks and go swimming!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  4. We have 3 dogs. We have two Miniature Pinschers, and a pit bull. They are our family.

  5. I have two siberian huskys Denali and Rainier

  6. My BFF's name is Squirt! I would love to win this to protect him every way possible. The kids say I treat him better than them. He is also a Min Pin! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. I have one puppy that I got from the humane society this summer.

  8. I have 2 dogs a 16 yr old chihuahua named blue and a 2 yr old chiweenie named Dexter who is my baby!

  9. I have a rat terrier and she has the habit of taking a small mouthful of food
    and then dumping it right outside the bow

  10. I have a 4 month old Yorkie. She is the cutest little thing.


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