Linda Ryder, D.V.M.

Some of our four-legged family members are calm and easy-going. Others are subject to behavioral changes due to fear or anxiety prompted by other humans (especially young children), loud noises, and weather--such as thunder. These conditions can cause your pup to become aggressive and growl, nip, bite, or raise their hackles. It’s best to talk with your veterinarian or a veterinarian behaviorist about these reactions. In the meanwhile, one option is to purchase a basket muzzle.

This item will allow your dog to remain in the company of others and decrease the threat of harm. Basket muzzles can also be helpful when walking a leashed pet that is aggressive toward other dogs and people. Sometimes adding a gentle lead collar to the equation can also prove to be quite productive.

Another applicable scenario is if your dog has repeat offenses such as always eating socks, rocks, or digging in the trash. A muzzle can help discontinue these undesirable activities.

It is important to note, however, that basket muzzles are not intended for continuous use. They should be removed to allow your pet to eat, drink water, chew “authorized” toys, and simply rest.

Some pups get used to muzzles easily and quickly, while others take a bit more time and patience.

It is not an exaggeration to say that a basket muzzle could potentially be a life-saving accessory. Consider using one if the above conditions apply to you or your current situation.

Source: www.southwestjournal.com

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House calls are available
in the following RVA areas:

Ashland, Beaverdam, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Powhatan, Richmond, and Varina.