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Old 11-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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has anyone here run across a dog helmet that actually protects man's best friend? All I seem to find are the fake plastic helmets.
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Given the great variety in size and shape of canine heads, any attempt at standardization seems utterly futile.
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you could say that about human heads.


mainly is there a company that makes a helmet that actually protects against more than the 80mph bug impact?
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Sounds like you have just figured out a new business idea. Go crazy. Be sure to patent it before Apple does.
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The cats will be pissed if they don't get helmets now too!
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The cats will be pissed if they don't get helmets now too!
Cats are too smart to ride on motorcycles.
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If you find any let me know. Vince could use one. I don't know how well he would tolerate it though.
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you could say that about human heads.


mainly is there a company that makes a helmet that actually protects against more than the 80mph bug impact?
Humans haven't been selectively bred into a wide range of bizarre shapes and sizes for hundreds of years, tho.

Also, compared to a human's bowl-shaped skull, dogs have a pronounced sagittal crest, and don't have full eye orbits. I'm not sure how a helmet would protect a skull with so much meat on the outside of the skull. And, I'd bet that for a given head size a dog's skull is much thicker and brain mass much smaller than a human's - like a walnut (dog) vs. a chicken egg (hoo-mon).

Get "doggles," tho. Pups need eye protection, too. LOTS of dogs get eye problems - even if it's just chronic dryness - from sticking their heads out of car windows. The bug impact at 80mph will blind your dog, and maybe make them freak out enough to get off. Also know flappy-eared dogs that have got ears shredded - like a flag that gets tattered from whipping in the wind. Tie their ears down.
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Cats are too smart to ride on motorcycles.
If cats are smarter than dogs why will cats jump out of a truck doing 70 mph and a dog will not.
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