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  • Writer's pictureJim Kernodle

Leather collars may not be the best option.

Leather collars are a popular choice for pets due to their durability and stylish appearance. However, when it comes to wet and dry conditions,

Leather tends to shrink when wet, which can cause discomfort and even choking hazards for pets. Additionally, leather collars can retain smells and should be washed regularly to prevent odors from building up. On the other hand, leather collars are a staple in foxhunting, where they are used to couple foxhounds together in pairs. While leather collars may not be the best choice for all pets in all conditions, they can be a safe and practical choice for specific activities and purposes. It is important to consider the safety and comfort of pets when selecting a collar, regardless of the material. Consulting with a veterinarian and paying attention to your pet's behavior can help determine the best collar option for them.

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