How to muzzle your pet
Even if it is your pet; if a dog is frightened and in pain, they are quite likely to bite.
Human safety always comes first, however you should never muzzle an animal that is overheated (as they will need to pant to cool) or that is having difficulty breathing or is likely to vomit.
The following information shows you step by step how to create a comfortable and safe improvised muzzle for your pet.
Make a loop in the material
Gently and carefully restrain your pet
Stand behind them and swiftly and calmly secure the loop over their snout (muzzle)
Tie another knot under their chin and bring the ends back behind their ears.
Secure the ends with a slip knot or bow behind the animal’s neck
Always have quick access to scissors to ensure you are able to swiftly release the muzzle should you need to do so.
NEVER muzzle an animal that is having difficulty breathing, has a raised body temperature or is at risk of vomiting.
It is possible for an animal to bite even when muzzled in this way.
Be ready to release the muzzle if necessary.
Do not put yourself at risk. If you are in danger of being bitten and are not confident using an improvised muzzle, phone the Vet and seek further advice.