Slamming doors cost more than we imagine. Slamming doors can do major damage to architraves, inset windows, pets, children, nerves, rest, and door hardware.
Today, I’m talking about your pet being injured by a door. We install many SoftSlams for concerned pet owners. The latest had a little dog. He’s seen dog face a dozen near misses in a week. One injury to the dog, from the door, would mean more than having an injury to the dog.
Stress is a killer. We hear that all the time. How much stress would you suffer if your dog was hit by a slamming door? What if the dog suffered severe bruising and found it hard to walk or breathe? What if its tail was cut or even amputated? What if it suffered a blow to the head that resulted in brain damage? What if it was killed? I know, it sounds like I am spinning it up but all of these are possibilities if the door slams hard enough. The risk is especially high if your pet is small. After your initial stress response, you have your decision point. Are you taking him to the vet? How much will that cost you? Do you have pet insurance?
We went to interview a vet yesterday regarding the cost of door injuries to pet owners. We were told that we had to pay $50 for a 20 minute interview. So, it would cost us 2/3 the price of a SoftSlam just to find out if treating a hypothetical injury would cost more than the SoftSlam. I think it’s safe to say that insuring your pet’s health with SoftSlam is cheaper than nursing him through recovery from a door injury.
Food for thought – in 2001 my dear sweet Porkchop broke his leg. We don’t know how he did it. It was a compound fracture. It took six months, two surgeries, and $2500 to put Porkchop back together.
Love your pets. Love your SoftSlam, Elizabeth
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