Keep Plastic Bags Away from Dogs!

02 September 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Plastic bags kill! Sadly, too many dogs owners know this. Most recently, the very cute and young Apple of my Pi lost his life when he suffocated with a bag. His dad found him between the couch and the wall with a bag on his head, but he found him too late. My heart breaks for Pi’s parents. He would’ve been 6 months old today. May he rest in peace!

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RIP Pi

It seems to me that Corgis are more susceptible to this freak accident happening to them, because they can’t reach up and paw off things off of their heads with those short legs. It only takes a few minutes for the poor dog to suffocate when a bag is stuck on his head. It’s a horrible accident that can be easily prevented, if you take the right precautions! It pays off to be a little paranoid, believe me, I know it first-hand.

First of all, never ever leave bags laying around the house. We all know that if a Corgi wants something, he will get to it. That’s why your home should be bag-free! The garbage can should be locked up, too. Also, a good way to make sure that no bags (grocery bags, chips bags, even dog food bags) will hurt your fur-baby is to cut off their bottom.

Please, let your family and friends know that this is a real threat and can happen to anybody if precautions are not taken! Take care of your dogs, they depend on you for their well-being!

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Photos source: MyCorgi.com

5 Responses to “Keep Plastic Bags Away from Dogs!”

  1. Sarah 5 October 2013 at 10:05 pm Permalink

    This is a great note! The cutting off of a corner/bottom of bags is a great idea! Thanks for writing this!

  2. Charlene Anderson 26 December 2013 at 11:11 am Permalink

    This comes a month too late. I lost my Cardigan pup on the 13th of November of this year. Benjamin was only 11 months old. I left him in the car like I always do (he had just finished playing with his sister and my vet’s wifes little Pem called Evie.) while I went in to pay my bill at the vet’s. When I came out, I found him on the front seat of my car with a tiny treat bag over his head. That bag had been in the car for months with never a problem until this day. Even my vets were amazed that such a small bag could do so much damage in such a short time. I am still devastated by his loss and even tho I appreciate this page and information, it opens wounds that are so hard to heal. But thank you for saving other dogs.

    • Andreea 29 December 2013 at 5:25 pm Permalink

      I’m am so so sorry for your loss! 🙁

  3. Natalia Sifuentes 3 February 2014 at 5:57 pm Permalink

    Im sorry for the losts because of plastic bags.. I own a playful corgi so I really appreciate the advice.
    Thanks Corgi Dogs! Big fan c:

  4. Sarah M 4 February 2014 at 6:43 am Permalink

    Thank you so much for this warning. I own a Pem Corgi, she’s the light of my life, and I never once thought about plastic bags or food bags being dangerous for her. Now I’ll be on the lookout! So sorry for anyone who has lost a beloved furbaby.


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