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Glow in the Dark Dog Collars - How to Choose Glow in the Dark Dog Collars

 
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Glow in the dark dog collars are fun, but choosing the correct dog collar is serious business, too. A glow in the dark dog collar helps you keep track of your pet at night, and helps keep both you, and your dog safe, if you're walking after dark. Most glow in the dark dog collars are activated by exposure to light, and will continue to glow for up to 12 hours. Other ‘lighted' collars feature an electronic chip that blinks or flashes to help you spot your dog, and to help drivers, and others, see you and your dog as well.

A glow in the dark dog collar should not be confused with a reflector collar. A reflector collar reflects light that's shined on it, such as from a car's headlights. A glow in the dark dog collar produces light of its own, making it visible even in total darkness.

If you're looking for a glow in the dark dog collar, there are many colors and styles to choose from. Finding the safest and best glow in the dark dog collar should be easy if you stop to consider a few factors before you shop.

Features to Consider in a Glow in the Dark Dog Collar

As with any dog collar, measure the size of your dog's neck before buying your glow in the dark dog collar. Make sure your glow in the dark dog collar is adjustable, and that it will adjust to fit your dog. If your dog is growing, you'll want your glow in the dark dog collar to grow with him. Choose a glow in the dark dog collar that fits comfortably now, but has room to expand and fit comfortably later.

The ideal fit for your glow in the dark dog collar should allow for one to three fingers to fit between your dog's neck and the glow in the dark dog 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 glow in the dark dog collar and your dog's neck.

  • If you have an average, medium-sized dog, go for a two-finger fit between the glow in the dark dog collar, and the dog's neck.

  • If your dog is very large, a three-finger fit may be better for your new glow in the dark dog collar.

    Your glow in the dark dog collar should be able to stand up to washing, and rugged wear. And make sure it will accommodate your dog's identification tags.

    Glow in the dark dog collars may feature either buckled or snap-together closures. Test the snap-together feature to ensure that the hold is strong.

    The Ideal Glow in the Dark Dog Collar

    Your best choice for a glow in the dark dog collar is one that is sized to fit your dog, and/or adjustable to fit your growing dog. Like any collar, a glow in the dark dog collar should be easy for you to put on, and remove, and should carry identification for your dog, in case the animal gets lost.

    A glow in the dark dog collar should be ruggedly made, easy to clean, and visible for hours.


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    Glow on the dark Collar
    by Elaine Sweeney, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Comment: Information was very helpful. I had not considered the difference between a glow in the dark and a reflector collar for one thing and the entire article was well written, to the point, and very helpful.

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