How to Properly Fit a Dog Collar

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Ensuring your dog’s collar fits well is an important part of pet safety.

A dog collar that is too tight can be more than just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous to their health. A dog collar that is too tight can restrict the airway and make it difficult for the dog to breathe, it can also cause chaffing or cut the dog’s neck.

A dog collar that is too loose may slip off the dog during a walk and allow the dog to run into dangerous traffic or get lost. A loose collar also poses a risk for getting caught on furniture, trees and bushes or fences which can trap or accidentally suffocate your dog.

To make sure your dog’s collar fits right: measure high around your dog’s neck with a soft measuring tape and add an inch. Measuring around the upper part of your dog’s neck ensures the collar won’t be loose enough to slip off over their ears.

A dog collar should fit comfortably with about the thickness of two fingers for wiggle room.

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As your dog grows or fluctuates in weight you will want to make sure to regularly check the fit of their collar. If you found that it’s no longer a good fit, replace it. Click here for safe and cute dog collars that are also eco friendly!


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