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I would like Bella and Harley to wear her ID nonstop just in case, but I'm afraid of leaving her collar on while I'm not at home. What do you do about this situation? Also, if they wear a collar all the time, doesn't their hair matt? Bella and Harley are microchipped, but heaven forbid they actually get out, I can't guarantee the person who finds them will look for a chip. Any suggestions?
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@Oct 29 2005, 08:22 PM
I have never felt comfortable leaving collars on in the house. One time I had one on Kallie when she was a puppy and when I came home her lower jaw was stuck on the collar like she was trying to chew it while it was on her. Thank goodness I had been gone only a short time. Of course puppies are more likely to do that than older dogs but that did it for me.

Also, my cousin had a dachshund who got hung and died from her collar getting caught on something.

Anyway, just curious... why do you feel a need to have a collar on when you're not home?
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Everything you just said is exactly what I'm worried about. Harley is a chewer and I'm afraid her collar might get stuck, so right now they're not wearing them. I think the only way I would feel ok about it, is if I found one with a velcro closure, do they exist?
I guess I just want one on when I'm not home because I'm paranoid. Someone might break in and the dogs could get out, or someone might think they shut the door good and locked it, but didn't, I know, I'm a nut
 

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Originally posted by RexsMom+Oct 29 2005, 08:35 PM-->
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I guess I just want one on when I'm not home because I'm paranoid.  Someone might break in and the dogs could get out, or someone might think they shut the door good and locked it, but didn't, I know, I'm a nut
 

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MEE TOO! I am a worry wart
My neighbor across the street, who just happens to be a vet, says that Rex sits in the front window the whole time I am gone all the time and looks sad.

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Awww, they miss us as much as we miss them I bet.
 

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Originally posted by sherylmint@Oct 29 2005, 08:42 PM
Flurry and Sassy wear there collars all the time but I am home with them and when I am out there is always someone here. I used to get my dogs tatooed, you can have it done at some groomers and vets. I have my pot bellied pigs chipped because there isn't a collar large enough, lol. Although I am confident they would ne returned!
They suffer from spoiled piggy syndrome.
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Ok, further proof that I am in fact a weirdo....I have a tatoo, and it really didn't hurt, yet I am still too chicken to have my pets tattooed. I think its great that tattoed pets have id right there for everyone to see, thats what I worry about with the microchip, some people don't know to look for it. But....I can't do it
Maybe I'll find a velcro collar, or make one, well I probably won't make one, I don't know how to sew
 

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Thanks everyone for your ideas!
HollyHobbie, thats a great suggestion because I have a pink collar that has her name and my cell phone number embroidered on it, but I don't have her wear it because it has a standard buckle, I think I'll use your idea and cut the buckles off and glue on velcro. I'm not too crafty, but I think I can manage that
Its great to know so many of you use collars and they don't get tangles.
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava+Oct 30 2005, 09:55 PM-->
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also, you might want to try a leather rolled collar.  these are fantastic in preventing mats.  buttercup has one, but she hasnt worn a collar for a long time.  she used to wear this collar when i had my friends check on her while i was at work, this way, if --heaven forbid-- she got out, she had a collar on, or if they didnt attach her leash securely, she'd be properly ID'd. 

Rolled leather collar from Petsmart

this is the one buttercup has.  i really cant say enough about it keeping the matting at a minimum or completely eliminated.

ann marie and the "i like this collar too, it's comfy!" buttercup
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thats what parker has

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Maybe I could get one of these and put velcro on the ends instead of the buckle?
 
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