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If you are a dog owner, then you must know how important it is to keep your dog comfortable and safe all the time. For this, a collar is a must-have thing and it needs to be put on the dog for a maximum time. But sometimes, leaving the collar on for a long time can result in collar marks on your dog which most of the owners ignore.
Giving you my own example, recently I started noticing some red marks around my dog’s neck. At first, I ignored them but then my dog started becoming very stressed and irritated. He kept on scratching its collar area. I started some research on this issue and found that my dog has collar marks which was most probably because I kept using the collar the entire day on my dog.
It is not a thing to worry about much but you should not ignore it as well. First of all, you should take all the preventive measures that we are going to discuss here so that your dog does not have to suffer from such a thing. Secondly, if your dog has collar marks, you should help it to get cured faster.
The most important thing to remember is that you should STOP USING COLLAR unless collar marks are healed. Here, in this article, I will discuss all the ways of how to get rid of collar marks on dogs as well as other information that you should know about these marks.
How To Get Rid Of Collar Marks On Dogs
Marks or spots on your dog’s neck due to excessive use of the collar are called collar marks. Fortunately, these marks are not permanent and you can get rid of them with some extra care.
- Inspect the area by removing the collar and checking how deep the marks are.
- Clean the neck area with a towel and apply ointment or coconut oil if there are any scratch marks.
- It’s normal to see redness near collar marks, so it is advised to leave the area open that will allow the skin to breathe.
- Monitor healing for some weeks, and limit the use of the collar while indoors.
- After the marks start to fade away, use alternatives such as harness or padded collar making sure that they are not tight.
No doubt collars are important to use for a dog’s safety but being a dog owner, you should stay responsible and keep checking the collar area and make sure that your dog doesn’t get any collar marks.
It is very important to use the right type and right size of collar for your dog and try not to use the collar indoors. By taking these preventive measures you can protect your dog from getting any type of skin problem or collar marks.
I hope with this blogpost, you are now aware of how to get rid of collar marks on dogs easily!