An Essential Guide to Pet Collars, Leashes and Harness

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A pet collar is a band put around the neck of an animal, usually a dog. Pet collars are often used in conjunction with a leash (also called a lead or tether). A pet harness is a common alternative to a collar/leash combination.

Pet collars, leashes and harness serve the following purposes:

Training and restraining: Most breeds of dogs are restless animals.  Claiming ancestry from the wolf, they have not entirely forsaken their ‘wild’ legacy.  Given the slight opportunity, they will try to run away to do some ‘exploration’. Dogs, therefore, need to be restrained, especially when taken for an outing. Moreover, several US state and cities have strict to flexible leash laws requiring owners to keep their pet dogs and cats on restraint with leash or harness.

Safety: dogs on the loose may get lost or bite/frighten other animals and people. They may also urinate and defecate at inappropriate places, damage lawns or get involved in car accidents.

Identification: most dog collars will have identification and medical record tags, which helps in case the dog the animal gets lost.

Fashion: although cats, lap dogs and smaller dogs of docile temperament generally do not require collars, owners find it convenient to put them on for fashion.

Medicinal: medicated dog collars are impregnated with chemicals that repel fleas; these are worn in addition to the conventional collars. Other types of medicated collars include Dog Appeasing Pheromone or DAP Collars for calming puppies and adult dogs in stressful situations and flea and tick collars such Kiltix tick collar for dogs, Preventic tick collar for dogs, Seresto for dogs and Seresto for cats possess high efficacy in controlling flea and tick infestations.

Let us dig a little bit deeper to find the uniqueness of these medicated collars.

Kiltix Collar
Kiltix-Tick-Collar-for-Dogs

Kiltix collar is an excellent long-lasting flea and tick control collar. It treats fleas and ticks for up to 5 months. This non-irritating collar repels and kills bush ticks, paralysis ticks, and brown dog ticks.

Seresto Collar for Dogs

Seresto flea and tick collar
This is an exclusive collar that offers 8-month protection against fleas and ticks. It treats flea and tick infestations. The collar is easy to apply and does not irritate skin. It is the non-greasy and odorless collar that has no known side effects.

Seresto Flea and Tick Collar

Preventic Tick Collar

Preventic Tick Dog Collar
This waterproof collar is specially formulated to eradicate ticks on dogs. It protects dogs against ticks and tick infestation for up to 90 days. Suitable for all breeds and sizes of dogs, Preventic tick collar is suitable for 12 weeks and older puppies and dogs.

These pet collars are highly effective in protecting your pet against parasitic infestations.

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