We love getting Mail from our customers! Here’s a beautiful story about Gunnar.
Steven is our grandson and Gunnar (a Golden Retriever) is his dog. They both live with us and our three dogs (a Standard Poodle and 2 Shih Tzus).
Fortunately Gunnar is still alive today because of your Watercollar. Prior to purchasing the Watercollar, I had to rescue Gunnar from drowning in our pool when he had seizures while swimming. One of our Shih Tzus (Mr. Ross) always alerted me to the situation by incessantly barking until I would come to the rescue. Realizing there were times when we were not at home we searched for a way to keep Gunnar alive in our absence … your Watercollar was the solution.
Unfortunately Gunnar is not the “poster dog” one would want in photos or videos. His coat is quite damaged from the combination of medicines he has been taking to deal with his seizures and Valley Fever (an airborne fungal infection unique to the Phoenix area). Nevertheless, he is a very happy boy and proudly dons his Watercollar every morning.
Thank you for providing the Watercollar that saves his life and keeps him sporting his “Golden” smile in spite of his infirmities.
Thanks for sending his new Watercollar as we have obviously used the first one for several years now ~ it was time for a replacement and it was worth every dime !
We are absolutely thrilled that the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar has received the Animal Wellness Magazine’s Official Seal of Approval! Our Watercollar is used for many doggie “customers” with medical conditions such as tri-pods (the loss of one leg ~ even a FRONT leg), Laryngeal Paralysis, Ear Hematoma and Megasophagus, as well as aging conditions such as arthritis and weak hindquarters. The Watercollar gives these pups the ability to swim, with and extra bit of “help” to keep their chins up.
For epileptic dogs I still feel the Hedz Up is the best defense against potential drowning that I have seen. I know from experience that, before you sent us the collars, Keegan’s head went underwater when he lost consciousness from having a seizure. His body was floating but his head was flopped down. There are no guaranteed solutions for epileptic dogs near water, but I think in most cases the Hedz Up would give a person time to get to their dog in an emergency. Keegan had gone unconscious in less than 2 minutes, so any extra time can be the difference between life and death.
Pip is a tiny Chihuahua who lives in Thailand and was found to have hip dysplasia in early 2017. Their veterinarian recommended they swim him for therapy. That was a year ago, and here’s what his mom said to us recently:
Pip is doing really well. We have been using the Hedzup collar for the best part of a year for his therapy swimming. The good news is that he had surgery for luxated patella surgery on both of his hind legs 5 weeks ago and he should now be pain free. We will continue with the swimming as post surgery therapy. The Hedzup has been a great help. Pip wasn’t a confident swimmer in the beginning and he hated getting his head wet! The Hedzup collar solved both these problems.
We bought this amazing collar from www.LisasPetProducts.com.au quite a few months ago. We took him to the Mini’s Bulldog Rescue fundraising event, organised by the Gold Coast Bulldogs Facebook Group. We knew there would be other Bulldogs swimming, so we took Boris so he could see how it was done.
Boris did quite well. After a couple of paddles in the deeper water he was turning around and heading for the shallows, but he was not at all afraid that his feet weren’t touching the sand, as he had been in the past. He was totally at ease. Hopefully we’ve persuaded other bulldog owners to buy one.
Thank you to Lisa for selling us a great product, and always advertising it on her own Bulldog Ronnie. We are 100% happy, and are super proud of our new “swimming” Bulldog.
Daisy is our 10 month old Shih Tzu rescue puppy who came to live with us in May after Tigger passed away. We wanted her to begin swimming because it has been so good for Matti. Daisy is why I went looking for something to keep her head up in the water. Traditional life jackets for dogs didn’t work for her because she didn’t seem to be able to hold up her head in the water with them on. The Hedz Up is the perfect solution for her. Now she swims where she wants to in the pool and really enjoys it!
Watch Merlin surfing safely in his Watercollar in the waves of Lake Michigan, please
click on our YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INahSvGMyUs
MERLIN the Leonberger
The Watercollar is working well!! Merlin can swim fine, but, before he got his new collar, he wasn’t holding his head up out of the water when he retrieved his ball, so he ended up swallowing a lot of water, and would vomit it up afterwards and pee endlessly. And it was potentially dangerous, as dogs can get very sick and die from water intoxication! Now with the collar his head is far enough out of the water that he can continue to play fetch in the lake he loves. Also, everyone at the beach thinks he looks adorable with his “floaty.” He thanks you very much!
My 1 year old Labradoodle Nyx loves water, though she absolutely cannot swim! She throws herself into the water at the dog park and I lose sight of her completely until she manages to push off the bottom resurfacing for air. I have had a few close calls where other dog owners watching her have asked if she needed help
I knew I wanted something for her to wear all the time while at the park or at the beach because once water is in her sight there is no calling her back. However, in the heat of the summer, having her wear a full lifejacket just wasn’t going to cut it. I found the HedzUp water collar online and knew it was the right choice. She can wear it even in the sun the whole time that we are around water and I know that even if she gets into trouble in the water, the HedzUp collar gives me the time I need to safely rescue her while not putting my other dog in danger (my Yorkshire Terrier, Ernie, who would follow me anywhere).
Thank you so much for this product. It brings the fun back into the park and playing in the water with my dogs!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Update from Krista, April 2017
Wow! Hi Lynne!
It has been a long time! My dog Nyx is doing excellent. She has worn her watercollar consistently over the years and I couldn’t be happier with it! I recently took her to a pool where a hydro therapist assessed her swimming ability and apparently your watercollar has essentially taught her how to swim! She still wears it when we go to the park (she has a seizure disorder so I can’t risk an accident), but she’s a swimmer now!
This awesome picture of Zsiga, the cool Wirehaired Viszla, is owned by Miriam, who also owns the Desert Pet Companion Magazine, www.DesertPetCompanion.com, which ran a news story of the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar in 2016. Another dog was used for the story, because, as Miriam said, Zsiga did not look “AMUSED”! She said that her other option would have been to wait until he smiled!! I’m guessing she never caught him smiling! Just had to share this with you.
These beautiful little Havanese Darlings were on vacation in Florida and needed a little help in learning to swim. Their “mom” said that their life jackets were not working for them, so she found Hedz UP Pets online, and here’s her story.
The watercollars worked great.We put the little Swimways dog float up to the edge of the pool and they would jump into it.We then put it in the middle of the pool and encouraged them to jump out of the float and swim to the stairs.They loved it.They did not mind either putting the watercollar on or taking it off.Your device works so much better than the life jackets which were unstable. The life jackets would almost turn them over.
Susan A., Libertyville, IL, vacationing in Key West, FL