Written by Jeff Mackey
While it's important for our dogs and cats to wear collars (although
never choke or prong collars) and proper identification when they go outdoors, just putting a collar on and
assuming that it'll be fine for the animal's entire life is a recipe for disaster.
As animals grow or gain weight, a too-tight collar can result in severe neck wounds, as the following cases illustrate:
A PETA fieldworker spent the day on Saturday
waiting for this feral dog—with a deeply embedded collar—to appear after being
alerted to her condition by an out-of-town visitor to the area. It was the
deepest collar-related wound that the fieldworker had ever seen.
Remember: If you can't comfortably slip two fingers between
the collar and the animal's neck, the collar is too tight. To learn more about how
to care for companion animals properly, check this out.
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