Baskerville Ultra Muzzle - causing sores across nose and side of face.
I adopted a very large 10 year old 110# boxer/mastiff mix from the humane society. Three weeks into owning her, she attacked our golden doodle. As a result, it is necessary to keep her muzzled. The muzzle is removed during the night while she sleeps, and for eating and kong chewing time, but she wears it most of the day. We are about three weeks into it now, and she is getting sores on the top of her muzzle and on one side. Almost a chaffing issue. The dog does rub the muzzle up and down on furniture infrequently throughout the day which may be causing the irritation. Is there any kind of material I can add to the inside to keep the sores from cropping up? Thank you for any assistance.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
on The Company of Animals Baskerville Ultra Muzzle for Dogs
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I may be wrong but I believe muzzles are designed to be worn for short periods of time (EG: a trip to the vet if he's a biter). I would seek the help of a professional trainer to correct the behavior problem. Your vet may be of assistance.
answered 10 months ago
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It's not fair for the dog to wear a muzzle all day every day. It's very kind of you to have taken her in, but you shouldn't have adopted her without considering how she'd react to your other dog.
answered 11 months ago
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We had the sane issue as ours wear them all day also...We bought some beer can cozies made of neopreen and cut it about 3" wide and about 7" long to wrap the wide snout bar and down to the forward snout bar and back up again making a pad for the snout. Wetsuit glue and sewn in place. so far so good.
answered 1 year ago
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All muzzles are designed to be used in 1-3 hour sessions not all day. It not only causes the problems you describe but can be dangerous as muzzles can be worked partially off. My dog has worked the bottom over her lower jaw of this design and that's dangerous. If yours works it off then the two dogs will fight. I suggest you find a way to confine one either in an outdoor pen like we have, a crate (supervised training required), or another room of the house. By no means should you ever leave your dog muzzled unattended.
answered 1 year ago
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