PET NECK PROBLEMS DUE TO RESTRAINT
Studies have shown that many
pets that have been restrained on a leash have experienced neck problems.
Many times the smaller breed dogs experience a condition
called collapsed trachea. Trachea is another name for the windpipe which is the tube that connects the
mouth, nose, and throat to the lungs. Some dogs with a collapsed trachea will experience an occasional
cough that sounds similar to a honking noise. Pets with a collapsed trachea can experience
gagging and difficulty with breathing
It has been noted that a collapsed trachea is more likely to occur when a pet is breathing faster than normal,
or when there is added pressure around the outside of the trachea, such as when a pet is being restrained. Pet
owners can help with this condition by switching from a collar to a harness that does not place pressure
on the pet’s trachea.
harness, instead of a collar, is recommended for restraining dogs susceptible to tracheal collapse so that pressure is not
applied to the neck, forechest or airway area. The unique design of the ChokeFree™ pet shoulder
collar does not place pressure against the pet's neck or forechest area.
PET EYE PROBLEMS DUE TO RESTRAINT
Studies have shown that many
pets that have been restrained on a neck collar have experienced an increased intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is
a common condition in dogs. Dogs with glaucoma experience heightened pressure in the eye. A study was performed
at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and the study showed that when collar pressure was applied,
there was an increase in the pressure in the dog's eye. It was noted that even the most brief increases of pressure
in canines afflicted with any type of occular disease including glaucoma, can trigger damaging effects on the eye.
The unique design of the ChokeFree™
pet shoulder collar does not place pressure against the pet's neck or forechest area and allows the pet to be restrained
without causing pressure against the airway.
The Choke Free™ Shoulder Collar pet restraint combines the convenience of a strap like collar with features similar to those
of a harness that surrounds the pet's shoulders.
The Shoulder Collar utilizes a one-piece simplistic circular band to encompass an animal's
legs and shoulders. The band encircles the area just behind an animal's front legs and incorporates a D-ring for
attachment to a control leash. The shoulder collar eliminates the need to encircle an animal's neck or put
pressure on the forechest or airway in order to restrain the pet, while it still provides the necessary control and restraint.
The secure hook and loop closure is uncomplicated and is easy to install and remove.
The Choke Free™
design is suitable for almost all pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, etc. The Choke Free™ design results in a better non-choking pet collar or non-choking pet harness.
ChokeFree is a unique trademarked and patented Shoulder Collar™ with a patented Vel-Lock™ Closure The original ChokeFree™
does not put pressure on the pet's trachea or windpipe. There are similar step-in designs that claim to be
non-choking/choke-free but they may still place pressure on the pet's windpipe and cause choking and gagging. The
center portion of our soft smooth one-piece patented ChokeFree™ design touches
the pet in-between the pet's front legs, whereas the other Step-In harnesses touch the pet's forechest area rather
than in between the pet's front legs.