Skip to content Skip to footer

Muzzle Safety for your dog

Muzzling can be a smart and safe choice for both you and your dog, as well as others around you.
However, muzzling your dog is not as simple as putting a muzzle on their snout. You need to make sure that the muzzle fits your dog correctly, otherwise you might cause more harm than good.

A poorly fitted muzzle can cause a lot of problems for your dog, such as:

Discomfort: A muzzle that is too tight, too loose, or too small can rub, chafe, or pinch your dog’s skin, nose, or eyes. This can make your dog unhappy, stressed, or even injured.
Breathing difficulties: A muzzle that is too tight, too small, or too narrow can restrict your dog’s ability to breathe, pant, or drink. This can lead to overheating, dehydration, or even suffocation.
Behavioural issues: A muzzle that is uncomfortable, painful, or scary for your dog can make them more anxious, fearful, or aggressive. This can worsen their existing problems or create new ones.
Therefore, it is very important to fit the muzzle correctly for your dog.

A well-fitted muzzle should:

 Be snug but not tight: You should be able to fit one or two fingers between the muzzle and your dog’s snout, but not more. The muzzle should not move around or slip off your dog’s snout.
Allow your dog to open their mouth: Your dog should be able to pant, drink, and take treats with the muzzle on.
Not rub or irritate your dog’s skin, nose, or eyes Also it should not obstruct your dog’s vision or hearing.

There are different types of muzzles available for different dogs, such as basket muzzles, soft muzzles, or custom-made muzzles. The best type of muzzle for your dog depends on their size, shape, breed, and personality. But generally speaking soft muzzles should only be used for short term (emergency) use because they do not allow the dog to pant.

General Enquiry

If you have any questions please fill in your details below.