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Retriever brand metal crate warning

While Bane was sleeping in his Retriever metal crate, he started scratching and a weld knocked loose....He ended up with a 3-4 inch long piece of metal wire going completely through his back paw. Took about 1 minute to get his paw pulled down off it....He was going nuts...I'm very surprised we didn't get bit....He was in pain. The crate is only 6 months old. Bought it from Tractor supply. After inspecting it more, I found several more welds that are broke. Posting pictures....Vet visit in the morning

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Wow! I hope Bane is okay.. He must have been in so much pain ):
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Wow, I'm glad he's ok!

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Scary! Contact that company and let them know their product is unsafe. Where was it manufactured? China?

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Poor guy! I am so sorry that happened to him.

Thanks for the warning as Hans has the same brand crate from Tractor Supply. I will be inspecting it carefully this morning.

It is so hard, even when you are trying to be really careful, to find decent, safe products!!


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You should share your experience here: Retriever® Single Door Dog Crate, Large Breed - Tractor Supply Co.
there is a one yr limited warranty-too bad it won't cover the vet bill

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They gave him a couple staples and put him on an antibiotic...Luckily it was in the web of his paw...He isn't limping or anything,,,So no pain meds... Acting normal
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You should share your experience here: Retriever® Single Door Dog Crate, Large Breed - Tractor Supply Co.
there is a one yr limited warranty-too bad it won't cover the vet bill
Contacting them right now
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Poor guy! I am so sorry that happened to him.

Thanks for the warning as Hans has the same brand crate from Tractor Supply. I will be inspecting it carefully this morning.

It is so hard, even when you are trying to be really careful, to find decent, safe products!!


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Yes it is....Might of been a freak accident...Sucks that the weld broke on the very bottom one...He wouldn't have anything to do with me and my wife for a few minutes after it happened... Wasn't a happy camper
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