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Can a flea collar make a dog sick?

07/19/22 2:21 PM

Can a flea collar make a dog sick?
Fleas aren’t just a nuisance; they can be extremely bad for dogs. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can cause itchiness and rash, lead to anemia, and transmit tapeworms and even other diseases including the plague! It’s not an exaggeration to say that uncontrolled fleas can kill dogs. No wonder Americans spend billions of dollars every year on flea control in the form of preventative medication, topical medications, flea collars, and more. K...
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Why use a Do Not Pet dog collar

07/13/22 1:39 PM

Why use a Do Not Pet dog collar
In a perfect world, people would always ask before petting a dog they don’t know. But that doesn’t always happen, and well-meaning dog lovers may go up to a cute dog on the street and pet them, not knowing the dog’s owner would prefer they leave the dog alone.Choosing a dog collar that clearly says “Caution!” or “do not pet” is a simple and effective way to let others know not to pet your dog, without your having to tell them, and whether they as...
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What is the best dog training collar?

07/13/22 12:42 PM

What is the best dog training collar?
If you want to train your dog to walk on a loose leash or teach them some other behavior, you might be wondering what kind of collar is best for dog training. Which kind of collar should you buy to train your dog – classic flat buckle collar, martingale, slip/choke collar, or something else? Read on to find out which kinds of dog collars are most effective.Slip Collars Are Simple and Effective Dog Training CollarsSlip collars, also called slip le...
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How to tighten a dog collar

07/07/22 4:34 PM

How to tighten a dog collar
Getting the fit right on your dog’s collar is important for their comfort, health, and safety. Here’s what you need to know about how to tighten a dog collar by type, how tight a dog collar should be, and signs your dog’s collar is too tight.How to Tighten a Dog Collar by Dog Collar TypeHow to tighten your dog’s collar depends on what type of collar they wear.Belt buckle-style dog collarsBelt buckle-style dog collars are tightened just like a bel...
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What is a martingale dog collar?

06/29/22 3:36 PM

What is a martingale dog collar?
A martingale dog collar, or martingale collar, is a dog collar with a unique design that provides good control but doesn’t put pressure on the dog’s trachea. Named after French trainer Henri Martin who invented the collar in the 1980s, it’s become extremely popular over the past few decades for owners of all types of dogs.How is a Martingale Collar Different from Other Dog Collars?A standard dog collar (flat collar) is a single loop of nylon, lea...
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