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    Milo's been wearing his collar 24/7 since I got him from the breeder. It's only taken off when he has a bath every fortnight. Recently, I decided that he will only wear his collar when outside in public because there's a massive dent in his fur made by the collar.

    However, along with the dent is damaged fur. It has split ends and relatively rough compared to the rest of his body. I've only started him on a raw diet 2 days ago, but I don't think diet will help "unsplit" those already damaged fur.

    Will it naturally fall out and regrow nourished fur?
    Should it by cut off and let it regrow?
    Do I just leave it?

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    Just leave it, when he sheds his winter coat it will come back good as new.

    If it bothers you you can try using some good quality conditioner and smothering it around his neck before rinsing off.
    I use Treseme deep conditioner on both me and the dogs, fab stuff.

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    Barney gets the hair dent too.

    Pippi on the other hand has gone almost bald on her throat where the collar sits. Well not really bald but her hair is definitely a lot less there.

    Hwever, Id rather have her wear it because she is an escaper and it has our number on it(she is chipped to but just in case)

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    There are some collars that cause this more compared to other brands. I find the Rogz plain coloured martingales do not do this to our dogs. And we have a lot of fur and show our dogs. I have also seen some satin lined collars, cannot remember the brand, they were very expensive
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    Thanks guys, I'll leave it and let nature do its thing.

    I don't know what brand of collar this is... I got it as a birthday present last year before I got Milo. Sorta plastic with a bit of leather.

    What type of material would less likely cause this dent and fur damage?

    He looks better without the collar but I wouldn't mind him having a collar that doesn't do this damage to his fur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaer View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll leave it and let nature do its thing.

    I don't know what brand of collar this is... I got it as a birthday present last year before I got Milo. Sorta plastic with a bit of leather.

    What type of material would less likely cause this dent and fur damage?

    He looks better without the collar but I wouldn't mind him having a collar that doesn't do this damage to his fur.
    I tried rolled leather collars to my dogs. They do not flatten the area that much and are meant to be quite comfortable for dogs. I ordered two more from UK via ebay and serious it has been so slow.....after 4 weeks I am still waiting.
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    I use Treseme deep conditioner on both me and the dogs, fab stuff
    I do, too. I love it because it is reasonably priced also.

    In fact I do not use shampoo for me or dogs as I have really really dry hair....perhaps too much info
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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    I do, too. I love it because it is reasonably priced also.

    In fact I do not use shampoo for me or dogs as I have really really dry hair....perhaps too much info
    O.O.............

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    I second the rolled leather collar - we had a couple of Houdini level escape artist Pekes in the mob at one stage and normally you never collar a fluffy breed like Pekinese.

    However the rolled leather collars were magic, no marks, no damage! They are hard to source these days although the Briarwood ones are available from a few Australian stockists - try googling.

    Broken hair will grow back normal eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asharee View Post
    O.O.............
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