Tips on Choosing the Right Collar Size

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It is important to choose the right size of collar for your dog. If your dog is a puppy, you should choose a size that allows him room to grow.

The ideal dog collar fit should allow for one to three fingers to fit between your dog's neck and the collar, depending on the size of your dog.

  • If your dog is very small, (under 20 pounds), leave only one finger's width between the collar and his neck.

  • If you have an average, medium-sized dog, go for a two-finger fit.

  • If your dog is very large, a three-finger fit may be better.

    For more information, please read Choosing the Best Collar for Your Dog.

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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.