Scary minutes

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2000
Scary minutes
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Sat, 08-03-2013 - 1:49pm

I just had a very scary incident with Elliott, my shih tzu. The important thing is that he is fine. I let him out of his crate and as I was grabbing his an Teddy's leash Elliott rolled onto his back and caught is collar in my berber carpet. I didn't realize he was stuck at first then I realized as he kept twisting his collar got tighter and he was frantic the mpre he twisted the tighter it got. I couldn't find the clip to release the collar and was sure he would stangle. I didn't want to leave to find the scissors (not really sure they would have cut the collar). Finally what seemed like an eternity I found the clip. The part that stuck into the rug was the clip that holds his license and if I hadn't been there I would have lost him. Just something to be aware of as I always keep the collars on the dogs....Linda, Teddy and Elliott

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
In reply to: pedipup
Sun, 08-04-2013 - 2:47pm

Gosh Linda, that's so scary.  I'm sure glad that you were home to get Elliot untangled from the carpet.  It's amazing the messes our pets can get into sometimes.  Bear's collar doesn't even have a clip, it just slips over his head.  I'm going to have to get a new one just in case.  He's a big dog but I can see where he might panic if he couldn't get up ang get strangled.

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
In reply to: pedipup
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 12:45pm

Oh Linda,that scares me too,teddy goes under the chair a lot and I worry,maybe I should leave his collar off..you should post this on facebook too so people see!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
In reply to: pedipup
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 9:58am

Wow that was really scary.  I'm glad that Elliott is fine and everything turned out okay.

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 7:14pm

jane,I got in here pretty quick

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
In reply to: pedipup
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 9:44am

I cannot post on your facebook page,wonder why,we are not here a lot as never works,email me!!