How to keep my dog identified without hurting her skin?
November 24, 2012 9:12 PM Subscribe
How do I prevent my dog with a wrinkly neck from getting irritated where her collar rubs her?
posted by town of cats to Pets & Animals (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My dog's neck has a whole lot of extra skin and falls in wrinkles below her chin that run perpendicular to her collar (picture her collar basically as a belt around a pleated skirt). As a result, the collar rubs her neck wrinkles and she's constantly getting hotspots under there because it itches and she scratches it.
I sympathize, but she's a bit of a wild woman and escape artist and we can't put her out in the yard without her collar or loosen it for fear of her getting out without human-readable ID. We have another dog and they sometimes play rough, and they've definitely pulled each other's collars off before while tussling, so a looser collar is definitely risky.
What have you done to keep a tag on your dog if a collar just didn't work for their body? Can you recommend collars that your dog with sensitive skin didn't hate? We've tried tons, but I'm sure we haven't tried them all. I'm going to work on keeping her skin folds cleaner, but the infections spring up literally in a line right across the area where her collar sits, so I'm not sure we can really address this without dealing with the problematic collar too.