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Over the years, I’ve stopped and picked up lots and lots of lost dogs while running errands. Although everyone was eventually reunited with their families, handling the dogs included everything from checking their ID tags to loading them into the car to scanning the microchips in the veterinarian’s office. Fortunately, I have never met a dog that bit me out of fear.
But that’s not always the case. Dealing with frightened or injured animals puts worried animal lovers at risk with dangerous bites and scratches. Whether you’re helping a lost dog – or cutting your own dog’s nails, helping wild cats, or saving wildlife – your hands and arms are always at risk of injury.
Because of this, when I heard about the new one, I was very interested ArmOR® gloves. Designed by a veterinarian, these body-hugging, washable gloves offer the comfort, dexterity and protection required to safely restrain and handle animals – and protect the wearer from fingertips to elbows!
Who needs protective gloves – and why?
“Being a veterinarian is one of the ten most dangerous jobs, and I can attest to this after suffering bites from a patient and the resulting infection that required extensive surgery and physical therapy to restore proper hand function,” says Dr . Laura Catena, Veterinarian, Founder and President of ArmOR Hand Gloves.
“After this experience, I decided to develop a safe and effective glove that allows for proper animal restraint technology through the superior flexibility and dexterity of the gloves.”
Dr. Catena recommends additional hand protection for:
- professional zookeepers
- Rescue volunteers
- Pet owners
- Wildlife Rehabber
- Snow groomers and others
How ArmOR works
I found the ArmOR gloves super easy to use … just put them on like dishwasher gloves. However, as soon as they are put on, you will find that they are sturdy, high-quality protective gloves made from both Kevlar® and stretch Cordura. A pair provides protection from fingertips to elbows.
In total, the gloves are made up of 30 parts and provide additional protection for the most vulnerable areas, including the palms of the hands and fingertips.
Elastic wrists ensure a snug fit for greater mobility, while the rubber fingertips provide improved restraint control. (See below for the second style of ArmOR gloves with three open fingertips for detailed work.)
The gloves are machine washable and can be wiped clean to prevent the transmission of zoonoses and infectious diseases.
Types of armor gloves
ArmOR gloves are available in two versions – and five sizes per version. I have decided The original animal glove (MSRP $ 150) which offers full hand and arm coverage.
When you need to do detailed work on your pets that puts you at risk – whether it be cutting their nails, giving fluids, or cleaning their ears –The procedure palpation glove (MSRP $ 150) is an excellent option. Just like the Original Animal Handling Glove in terms of hand and arm coverage, the Procedure Palpation glove exposes the first three fingers of each hand so you have the dexterity to perform detailed work.
Using ArmOR gloves with wildlife
In addition to the gloves in case I work with a stray dog or wild cat, I was also interested in the wildlife gloves. Our regular readers may remember that we found a pair of baby squirrels in our house a few years ago. Fearing that our dogs would spot the squirrels, I had to make the decision to quickly pick up the squirrels with my bare hands – but it would really have been better to have ArmOR gloves!
“ArmOR gloves were instrumental in over 650 wildlife rescues in 2020,” said Ben Nuckolls of California Wildlife Encounters. “They are absolutely the best gloves.” “ArmOR gloves are a fearless product of choice,” added Catena.
“Because of their superior flexibility and dexterity, they are compatible with low-stress pet handling techniques that cannot be achieved with bulky welding gloves. These gloves offer the ultimate in protection, cost savings and hassle free handling. “
I am so happy with our ArmOR gloves and know that we can use them with our pets and a lot more. Now we want to give away a set to a lucky reader!
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Protect yourself when handling pets – win a pair of ArmOR gloves of your own! This giveaway is available to US postal addresses. Good luck!
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