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Collar discoloured dogs fur

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Nataliee, Jan 13, 2012.


  1. Nataliee

    Nataliee PetForums VIP

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    I recently bought some cute collars from a well known pet shop. Well they have stained my L/C chis white fur :eek:
    So be warned when buying certain cute teddy bear collars
     
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I had a similar problem with a harness that was made for me using padded lycra. Kenzie turned a lovely shade of pink for about a week! :lol: :lol: :lol: The lady advised soaking it in water and vinegar to set the colour, which worked and I haven't had any further problems. It was quite funny!

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  3. Nataliee

    Nataliee PetForums VIP

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    Oh dear, she looks pleased with her new hair colour though.
    I don't know if I could soak it in anything though as its a soft leather type collar? I'll probably just bin it.
    I should sue them, how will he ever become a champion now! And my loss of earnings- no one wanting to use him as stud due to his new undesireable markings
     
  4. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Can you return the collars - this is a fault really.

    I think he'd be even MORE desirable now, he's one of those rare Red-Scruffed Chihuahuas! :D
     
  5. moonviolet

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    With leather collars i always treat them with waterproof dubbin when i get them it softens and seals the leather and so far i've never had any dye staining problems.
     
  6. Nataliee

    Nataliee PetForums VIP

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    I'm going to see if i can, i hope so as although they weren't expensive i bought quite a few. Haha bless him he has no balls anyway :D
    Its not proper leather, i don't really know what its called, but because they were cheapish i'd worry it would ruin them
     
  7. peds

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    When we have fresh, deep snow here, it can collect under Baldric's red leather collar as he runs along. As it melts, it runs the colour, and the first time I saw it it looked like he was dripping a trail of blood through the snow... it was pretty terrifying for a moment.
     
  8. Autaven

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    Do you mind if I ask what type of material the collars were made from? Was it fabric/cotton/polyester/webbing? I only ask as I'm starting up a dog collar business and would like to ensure this does not happen! :p Thank you!
     
  9. Nataliee

    Nataliee PetForums VIP

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    I'm not sure what material it is, it doesn't say on the packaging the only way i can describe it is sort of a soft leather. I'd post pics of it but i'd imagine i could get in trouble
     
  10. Autaven

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    Thank you! :) No problem. I hope your little ones fur isn't permanently dyed and goes back to normal soon!
     
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