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Best muzzle for Doberman

We were talking about muzzle use in Marshie's thread (Opinions Please) and I didn't want to railroad her topic so opened a new one. I know this has been discussed before but can't remember where.
Our 'Jada' has had two surgeries for obstructions and I have to watch her closely still. We were at our property this past two days and she got into something when I wasn't watching
closely enough. The weeds had almost covered half the cabin and we spent each day weed whacking! By early evening Jada was hacking, trying to vomit, stomach very distended,
she cannot get comfortable and her eyes were dilated and wild. We are truly off grid and in the boondocks, miles from anywhere. I identified all the weeds (and herbs) and one
called pigweed can cause some of the symtoms she had. Her hacking was because she tried eating the barley stems! She couldn't get it out of her throat. I remembered my Mom telling me to eat buttered white bread if I got a fish bone stuck in my throat and so I gave her that. Ended up giving her two small bowls of oil which she gobbled up. That seemed to do the
trick. Altho' we worried all through the night for her. She was fine and still is, by morning.
Soooo...I do NOT want to go through that again. She is going to have to learn to wear a muzzle now when we are up there. She munches on everything!
Melbrod you mentioned yours having to wear a muzzle. Can you tell me what kind to get and where to get it?

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A greyhound basket muzzle....you can find them online. The one I used was plastic and not very expensive. Basically something like this...




They fit loosely so that the dog can still pant and drink with them on.



I think Katana wore a size 7 ??


I dug up this post up by Dobebug on a 2015 thread:

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Lynn, for what you want to use the muzzle for I think the metal/leather muzzles are really an overkill. I use plastic greyhound muzzles for a variety of things--to prevent arguments that occur when a couple of males get to playing too roughly and inadvertently hurt one or the other. That kind of things causes fights--the basket muzzles will allow the dogs to breathe and to drink. They are light weight and in the greater view of things, cheap

I also use them to keep one of my dogs who gets way too intent on eating grass (and pulls up big hunks of grass, roots and all and tries to gulp it down. Since I once sweated out a full week of three times a day x-rays for a partial blockage cause by big clumps of grass my dogs don't get to play Dobegoat. Over the years I've had several who wanted to but that first and last experience of a partial block from clumps of grass was enough to convince me.

The ones I like best are made in Italy--called Valla and advertised that way. They are beige and come in a wide variety of sizes. Adult bitches take either a size 7 or 8 and adult males take either 8 for a smaller male and my bigger males have always worn size 9's. I buy them from Ryan's Pet Supply in Phoenix, Arizona. They are online at www.ryanspet.com, phone number is 800 525-7387. Other online and catalogue outfits carry them but if they are NOT described as muzzles by Valla of Italy they aren't the real thing. There are a number of other plastic greyhound muzzles are say they are made in Italy and maybe they are but if they aren't advertised as Valla--they aren't the real thing.

Prices from Ryan are usually the best--sizes from 7 to 10 are either just under or just over $10 each. Shipping is always the killer so I usually place orders with a couple of friends to make minimum (which is usually around $150)--we order toys, muzzles and occasionally scissors or clippers to make the minimum.

A word of caution--Pet Edge was the first place I found these years ago and while the still carry a plastic basket muzzle it isn't a Valla and doesn't fit as well on a Dobe nor do they hold up as well.

Good luck

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Thank you so much for your help!

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Ryanspet doesn't specify it the brand is Valla.

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The post is from 2015, so I don't know if they still carry them? Maybe Dobebug could tell you more if you PM her.

I think I just got a generic one from Chewy.com.
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Hi Bonnie...
I had a dog who was basically muzzled his entire life. It was a simple basket muzzle.
He never treated it any differently than he would his collar or leash.

Many folks consider muzzling to be cruel. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You have my email address. Give me a shout if you want to talk about it.

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I've also found greyhound muzzles to fit Dobermans really well. Lots of greyhound sites carry them.


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& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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I have 3 greyhound muzzles and agree that they are great. I will say that I've never found one to fit a big boy Doberman head, but they fit my bitches fine. I've never actually needed a muzzle for my Harvard, so do not have one that fits him.

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If you're on facebook, HIGLY recommend the group "Muzzle Up, Pup". They have people there who are experts who can help you identify a great fit.

My dobie has had 4 (!!!) obstruction surgeries, because I did NOT know what I was getting into when I adopted him. He's now muzzled when he's running around in the yard to prevent any further issues, and gets gated into "safe" parts of our house when he's not with us.

We bought a whole variety in an attempt to find something which would fit his long nose (jafco, greyhound, generic amazon) and are currently working on making the generic fit, since it gave him enough space to pant.
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