It is imperative for all dog collars to be comfortable and fit properly.Your dogs collar should not be so tight as to cause coughing or restrict breathing. It is important to check the collar size frequently on growing puppies. It’s not simply a case of going to your local pet store and picking up the best looking collar. Today there are so many types you need to know what to look for and how to use it. Traditional dog collars are available in a assortment of materials, and are generally buckle-type collars, with a buckle similar to a belt buckle, or the quick-release type. Style should be secondary after safety and convenience when it comes to the collar you put on your dog.
Do you keep a collar on your dog at all times? It is a very good idea to keep your dogs collar on him all the time except when giving your dog a bath. You just never know what could happen, your dog could get out and roam to far and get lost.
A correctly fitted dog collar is used for control, identification, fashion, identification tags and medical information.A common alternative to a dog collar is a dog harness, best used with smaller breeds out in public or in car travel. It’s imperative that a telephone number and address be on the ID tag and not the dog’s name. Having your dogs name on his id tag can give a wrongdoer an advantage with your dog.
As a member of our family, we all attempt to keep our dogs healthy and happy. Using flea & tick collars as the best way to prevent flea and tick exposure when your dog is in the out-of-doors.
There are numerous products available in the market to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets. You can also select collars that are available in many sizes, colors and patterns. These collars are specially designed in such a way that fleas will not come close to your pets at all. They also have the ability to kill the germs that could cause Lyme disease. The better flea and tick collars out there tend to be more long lasting, but not all of them are. That would depend on the type you buy. Most offer approximately eight months of protection, but some others may offer more or less.
The benefit of using a flea and tick collar is that it would totally kill the fleas and ticks that exist on your pet’s body. In general when you use lotions and shampoos, the effects will only be temporary. The eggs of these fleas would not die using just shampoos and lotions, but by using a flea and tick collar you can be sure that the cycle would be broken. This ensures that your pets are free from such insects.
It is very important to read the ingredients cautiously and check the chemicals for safety on flea and tick collars. According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), ingredients on selected flea collars are carcinogens, neurotoxins, or both.
An effective and natural collar can be made using repellent essential oils. One way this can be done is by choosing an absorbent collar for your pet, such as the widely available heavy-duty woven nylon collars. The collar will take in essential oils, and no additional collar is needed. Essential oils that wort off fleas and ticks include rosemary, citronella and rose geranium. Purchase only 100 percent pure essential oils, and using an eyedropper, put just one or two drops on the collar. Each week repeat. Some animals are very sensitive to the strong smell of essential oils, so start with just one drop and increase to two if they appear to tolerate the smell. If ticks are the biggest problem, use rose geranium; for fleas choose citronella if for a dog, but not for cats.
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