All of the fabric muzzles we examined are made of durable, washable nylon, with a simple nylon strap and plastic buckle that snaps close behind the ears. They can all can be shaped to stay open while the dog’s nose is slipped into the cone. If you adjust this type of muzzle to the dog’s approximate size before you slip it onto the dog’s nose, you can tighten the strap with relative ease while the muzzle stays on and prevents biting. When properly fitted, it is very difficult for a dog to remove any of the soft nylon muzzles we tested.
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The Nylon Muzzle: If you are looking for a muzzle that is to be worn for a very short period of time, like a trip to the vet or to the groomer’s salon, then you may consider using a Nylon Muzzle, which may also be called an Occlusion Muzzle. These are made of a soft fabric and shuts the dog’s mouth completely. The caveat is that it cannot be used for a long time since the dog cannot pant or drink water.
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Soft, anti-irritant fabrics wrapped around the basket portion of the muzzle, the straps, or both are a great way to prevent your dog’s skin from becoming irritated from rubbing against the muzzle. For dogs with hard-to-fit snouts, placing a bit of support at near the nose bridge helps prevent slipping and rubbing. There are a large variety of materials that work, but here are some of our favorites:
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Occlusion muzzles are the soft nylon muzzles you will often see used at vets or groomers. They should never be used for long periods. Because occlusion muzzles don't allow the dog to open his mouth, he can't pant or drink. If left unattended, a dog wearing an occlusion muzzle can overheat or even die. These muzzles are great for keeping in the car or an emergency kit, but someone should always be with a dog to free her if she shows signs of dehydration or distress.We evaluated eight different muzzles based on these criteria. In general, we found the soft muzzles far superior to the basket muzzles. Across the board, our test dogs all accepted the soft nylon muzzles much more readily than the basket muzzles. While none of the dogs looked happy about wearing something on their faces, most of them made active attempts to remove the basket muzzles, and just displayed a general air of gloom when wearing the soft muzzles. (We did not acclimatize any of our test dogs to any of the muzzles prior to testing.)Leather soft-sided muzzles and heavy leather muzzles that attach with a strap between the ears are not good choices for most situations. These muzzles can be heavy, can come off easily and can be thin enough for your dog to bite through the muzzle.Advantages of fabric muzzles
Speaking of safety, we found it interesting that all of the soft nylon muzzles had packaging that contained instructions for proper, safe application and fitting, as well as appropriate warnings about not leaving muzzles on dogs unattended, or for long periods of time. In contrast, none of the basket muzzles came with any safety warnings or fitting instructions.