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Quick question for OldDog

Post by FatBo » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Hey man, forgot to ask you this in my email, but I figured
there might be some other people that could benefit from the
knowledge.  How do you treat collar rub?

This is both good and bad, but my male stayed at attention
during a rainstorm last week.  Saw someone go past the house
and just stood there watching for several hours in the rain.
 I couldn't get him into his house for anything -- that's
good that he'll do that, but when the sun came out, his
collar chafed the hell out of his entire neck.  What made
things worse is that it rained again two days later.

So now my boy has collar rub real bad -- bad enough that I
can't put his collar on, which means he has to stay inside
and can't guard my other dogs.  I've been washing the sores
with betadiene, patting it dry, and applying almost a full
tube of polysporin per day.  It seems to be working, but
there's gotta be a better method.  Any suggestions?

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Quick question for OldDog

Post by FatBo » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hey man, forgot to ask you this in my email, but I figured
there might be some other people that could benefit from the
knowledge.  How do you treat collar rub?

This is both good and bad, but my male stayed at attention
during a rainstorm last week.  Saw someone go past the house
and just stood there watching for several hours in the rain.
 I couldn't get him into his house for anything -- that's
good that he'll do that, but when the sun came out, his
collar chafed the hell out of his entire neck.  What made
things worse is that it rained again two days later.

So now my boy has collar rub real bad -- bad enough that I
can't put his collar on, which means he has to stay inside
and can't guard my other dogs.  I've been washing the sores
with betadiene, patting it dry, and applying almost a full
tube of polysporin per day.  It seems to be working, but
there's gotta be a better method.  Any suggestions?

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Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hey man, forgot to ask you this in my email, but I figured
>there might be some other people that could benefit from the
>knowledge.  How do you treat collar rub?

  You're on the right track, However at some point you'll have to let the
sore dry out for a while. Collar rub is often something that takes quite
some time to reverse unfortunately. For antiniotic cream you might want to
switch to a NitraFurazone based product.
 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by Shirley Curti » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Buy him a harness to use while his neck heals. ( I won't let my dogs outside
the house without their tags on, either.  )

SC


Quote:
> Hey man, forgot to ask you this in my email, but I figured
> there might be some other people that could benefit from the
> knowledge.  How do you treat collar rub?

> This is both good and bad, but my male stayed at attention
> during a rainstorm last week.  Saw someone go past the house
> and just stood there watching for several hours in the rain.
>  I couldn't get him into his house for anything -- that's
> good that he'll do that, but when the sun came out, his
> collar chafed the hell out of his entire neck.  What made
> things worse is that it rained again two days later.

> So now my boy has collar rub real bad -- bad enough that I
> can't put his collar on, which means he has to stay inside
> and can't guard my other dogs.  I've been washing the sores
> with betadiene, patting it dry, and applying almost a full
> tube of polysporin per day.  It seems to be working, but
> there's gotta be a better method.  Any suggestions?

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Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Buy him a harness to use while his neck heals. ( I won't let my dogs
outside
>the house without their tags on, either.  )

>SC

      NEVER EVER EVER use a harness on a dog if you're using a
chain as a method of confinement. Which he is in this case.  Use
of a harness in conjunction with a chain is a sure recipe for a disaster.

   For walking etc. while his neck heals yes a harness is a good idea.
But not for  confinements in conjunction with a chain.

 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by JFRCHRD » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
Olddog writes:

:For walking etc. while his neck heals
:yes a harness is a good idea. But not
:for  confinements in conjunction with
:a chain.

I'd like to hear more about WHY this
is a bad idea. And I'm sure that anyone
else who would like to LEARN SOMETHING
about the ins and outs of PROPER
chain set ups would be interested to
know as well.

JohnR

 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>I'd like to hear more about WHY this
>is a bad idea. And I'm sure that anyone
>else who would like to LEARN SOMETHING
>about the ins and outs of PROPER
>chain set ups would be interested to
>know as well.

>JohnR

      Even with the proper swivels in the proper places a a dog wearing
a harness with the chain attache TO the harness will get tangled up
faster than you can spell tangle. Along with the corollary fact that a
good many dogs can when left to their onw devices escape a harness
quite easily.
 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by Shirley Curti » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Sorry!  I hadn't even thought he might be _on a chain.  Since I've never
chained a dog outside myself, it simply didn't occur to me.  :-)  I just
assumed he'd be in a fenced yard or under voice control and supervised.
It's against the law here to chain a dog outside.

SC


 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Sorry!  I hadn't even thought he might be _on a chain.  Since I've never
>chained a dog outside myself, it simply didn't occur to me.  :-)  I just
>assumed he'd be in a fenced yard or under voice control and supervised.
>It's against the law here to chain a dog outside.

>SC

  Where is that?
 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by Shirley Curti » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Pima County, AZ. (I.E. Tucson)  If you find one chained, you can call the
dog catcher.  I believe there's a fine plus the danger of confiscating the
dog if it continues.  Remember, it can get up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in
the shade here.

SC


 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Having seen Winnie the Pit Mix "do the
>Houdini" with a harness, I was guessing
>that the second point was the reason.
>Do they also get tangled because of
>being half in/half out of the harness or
>is the first problem an independent one?

>JohnR

  They can easily get tangled without getting half out of the harness
along with the latter.
 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by OldDog » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Pima County, AZ. (I.E. Tucson)  If you find one chained, you can call the
>dog catcher.  I believe there's a fine plus the danger of confiscating the
>dog if it continues.  Remember, it can get up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in
>the shade here.

>SC

  Ridiculous law. And it gets just as hot here in the summer. dogs that
are chained can be quite easily provided with adequate shade.
 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by JFRCHRD » Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
Olddog writes:

:Even with the proper swivels in the proper
:places a a dog wearing a harness with the
:chain attache TO the harness will get tangled
:up faster than you can spell tangle. Along
:with the corollary fact that a good many
:dogs can when left to their onw devices
:escape a harness quite easily.

Having seen Winnie the Pit Mix "do the
Houdini" with a harness, I was guessing
that the second point was the reason.
Do they also get tangled because of
being half in/half out of the harness or
is the first problem an independent one?

JohnR

 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by JFRCHRD » Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
Shirley Curtis writes:

:Pima County, AZ. (I.E. Tucson)  If you
:find one chained, you can call the dog
:catcher.  I believe there's a fine plus
:the danger of confiscating the dog if
:it continues.  Remember, it can get
:up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the
:shade here.

But if the dog is kenneled or in a fenced
yard, it never gets above 75 degress
right? Sorry, but how does the temperature
relate ONLY to chains?

JohnR

 
 
 

Quick question for OldDog

Post by FatBo » Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:00:00


THE BEST REASON NOT TO USE A HARNESS!!!!!

An APBT can and most likely will chew through a harness to
get free, whether it's to chase a bird or to go after
another dog.  I've had a serious accident due to this.  The
one time I've allowed someone to come by my yard (to look
at a pup), the idiot brought his dog.  I repeatedly told the
jackass to leave the mutt in his car, but when I went inside
to get the pedigree on the pup, he retreived his dog and
brought it into my yard "to make sure the color of his male
(red/rednose) and the pup matched."  In the few minutes it
took me to go inside, get the pedigree, and return, my 45lb
female, Harley, chewed through her 1" double-ply harness and
hit this guy's 75lb male without any warning.  None of us
had time to react (including the male APBT), and Harley had
enough time to completely destroy the male dog's muzzle and
nose before we could get them separated.

Gruesome, yes, but this is a prime example of what
carelessnes (or inexperience) can lead to.  And for all of
you bleeding hearts out there who are just shocked that
someone would be so "cruel" as to keep their dog on a chain,
let this accident be an example of why these dogs need to be
kept confined.  Needless to say, I don't use harnesses...

JD

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