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The vet told me Dexter's collar was too tight recently so I loosened it slightly. Last night he managed to get his bottom jaw under the collar somehow and got it completely wedged tightly across his mouth like a bridle. He got very panicked and came running up to me very distressed. He has so much fluffy fur around his neck I couldn't see the collar properly and thought he had swallowed it! After much fumbling from me and trying to pull it out of his mouth I realised what he had done but it was very difficult to unclip as it was so tight.
I am so relieved it didn't happen when I was out and I have taken it off now and will just put on his a harness for walks. He was so happy when I got it off he gave me about 100 kisses in gratitude!
 

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Poor Dexter! Lovely that he came running to you though. He obviously sees you as the pack leader and someone who will protect him. :) There, we can always see positives! :)

Karen x
 

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Glad Dexter was clever enough to come to you :D Beau only has a collar on when we go out due to the same thing happening to one of our dogs years ago X
 

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a clllar should only be loose enough for you to fit 3 fingers in his collar. so many dogs have collars that are too loose.

glad he is ok.
 

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a clllar should only be loose enough for you to fit 3 fingers in his collar. so many dogs have collars that are too loose.

glad he is ok.
 

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I have heard that too Kendal. I think the vet was wrong. I have always used the 3 fingers way to judge how tight to have the collar. The trouble is Dexter has so much fur his neck seems much bigger than it is- it's pretty scrawny really as you can see when he is wet as his size almost reduces by half without all his fluff.
 
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