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Anyone with assistance, greatly appreciated- Mason has been wearing the same collar for over 10 months.  Over the past 2 months, he's been getting lumps under his neck and has been scratching till the fur is gone.  Vet prescribed oxy-dex.  Not helping much.  Only putting collar on to go outside. Then on to prednisone and Keflex.  Clears up, but once meds stop, here the bumps come again.  I've tried a choke collar chain (not for behavior, but to avoid materials on his neck) but they frequently break when he runs the yard on the leash.  Has anyone been through this?  If so, have you found a collar that is non-allergenic?
 

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What was the collar made of?   Maybe try leather.

I would avoid the choker chain if your tying him out with it. Boy that is asking for trouble if it gets hung up.
 

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I have seen many dogs allergic to fabric/nylon collars.  It is because bacteria can live in them if not washed pretty frequent.  I also would suggest leather....Or getting a new one and washing once a week.
 

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Nylon collars itch Henry.  We were going to get a leather one, then found Shaka collars.  They are lined with satin, so it doesn't itch. :)
 

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Or getting a new one and washing once a week.
How often you wash the collar?
Perhaps it is a problem of the washing powder?

I wash all the stuff for Gero (towels, sheets, harness) with
indian washing nuts"

I don
 

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I use a leather collar on Angel, not for allergies mind you, but she's a dainty little girl and the rolled leather looks nicer on her. It also seems to be stronger than others, so perhaps you might want to give that a try :)
 

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Duke won't wear anything but a choke collar, we don't tie him up outside, we just let him out to play when we are there and when we aren't home his is in his crate.  We have tried everything else and it just irritates him, he scratches at everything.  He cinched up a nylon collar once and almost choked himself.  He is so picky about everything.
 

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My furbabies are allergic to nylon and metal so they develop rashes under their neck similar to pimples. I took off their collars for 24 hours and gave them some Benadryl and the rash is almost gone! So I ordered them natural collars online since most stores only carry nylon or synthetic collars.
 

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Dempsey is also sensitive to every collar we've tried. We only put it on him for walks and public outings. If left on too long, he'll start scratching the front of his neck until it's red. The itching starts when the collar is new, so I don't think bacteria has anything to do with it.
 

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Lola also seems to be sensitive to collars. We only use them when we take her out between car and apartment or potty breaks, otherwise she is on her harness as she has a trachea issue....
 

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My Mo also had a problem with a colar. We really only used it for walks and other outings.
 

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Mine don't wear collars unless we go somewhere.
They don't have a problem with the material the collar itself is made of, but seem to have a reaction to the metal loop you attach the tags to and to the metal tags.
They get a pimple like rash there.

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