Pinch Dogs | Cool Tools - Kevin Kelly

Pinch dogs for the most part are for stuff that doesn't show or as a quick and dirty helping hand.
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See Your Vet. If you suspect a spinal problem in your dog, it's vital to have your dog see your vet immediately. With certain conditions, the longer you wait to seek help the worse the prognosis, since things can progress quickly. Your vet will likely examine your dog, move his head around and palpate his spine. He'll look for signs of pain and reluctance to turn the head. While x-rays are often done to diagnose conditions, in the case of a pinched nerve, x-rays aren't very effective in showing prolapsed disks. A myleogram done with contrast dye is more effective. If your vet suspects a pinched nerve, he'll likely put your dog on a muscle relaxant and an anti-inflammatory drug. Some vets may prescribe to reduce the swelling. When my Rottweiler got his pinched nerve, he was prescribed methocarbamol ( a muscle relaxer) and meloxicam (also known as Metacam, a popular anti-inflammatory). The vet wanted to originally prescribe , but my dog got side effects on that medication once as a puppy and I was afraid. As much as I do not like giving my dogs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) unless absolutely necessary, my Rottweiler's pain was almost unbearable.
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There are those who will say their dog learned from a pinch or choke collar and that their dogs are not scarred emotionally or physically. I am still against their usage: Positive reinforcement is the key to any healthy relationship. Inflicting pain to get one’s way does not make it right. In fact, animals who are exposed to the are exposed to a gamut of physical injuries. Some of these include, crushing of the trachea, esophageal bruising, asphyxiation, skin and tissue injury, and even brain damage. 160-3004 Pinch Dogs
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• Use one pinch dog at the top and one at the bottom of the two pieces exactly where you will later install moulding that will cover the small holes produced while using the pinch dogs.The boards can simply be laid out flat on your bench, with a small piece of wax paper under the joint, (to protect the bench from the glue), and drive the pinch dogs into the wood, straddling the joint. The shape of the "dogs" actually pinches the joint together, forming a very tight joint. The legs of the dogs are wedge shaped and is what causes them to pull the joint tight. No further clamping is needed! Once the glue has dried, it is for all practical purposes, one piece. The dogs can then be pulled out and returned to their dog houses.(or drawer). You only drive them deep enough to pill the joint tight. Don't drive them all the way in, as you'll just split the wood. While we don't condone pinching dogs, we fully endorse using these simple little devices. For anyone who is not familiar with these ancient gadgets, get some! They can truly be a godsend!Big Horn 19654C 1 1/2" pinch dogs - 6 pc set. These simple steel clamps keep boards tightly together; for gluing panels, tables, bench tops, and others when driven into end grain along a joint. Big Horn 19654C 1 1/2" pinch dogs - 6 pc set. These simple steel clamps keep boards tightly together; for gluing panels, tables, bench tops, and others when driven into end grain along a joint. Big Horn 19654C 1 1/2" pinch dogs - 6 pc set. These simple steel clamps keep boards tightly together; for gluing panels, tables, bench tops, and others when driven into end grain along a joint.