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How to pick the right Purina TOTAL CARE collar or lead


We know picking the right collar and lead for your pet can be confusing. Below are our most commonly asked questions about the range.

 

How to fit your collar

Adjust the size of the collar so you can fit two fingers between your pet’s neck and its collar when fastened. Due to fluctuations in weight and growth, it’s best to regularly check a collar and adjust when needed. We also suggest when doing your regular check for fit to check for wear and tear. Remove and replace any damaged of frayed collars immediately, they can pose a risk when out walking or even at home.


How to keep your pet safe at night or in poor visibility (morning or evening walks)

We offer a range of reflective collar and leads for dogs and a reflective collar for cats to increase their visibility and aid their safety.

 

What are your collars made from?

Nylon or cotton

 

How do I know they are strong?

All collars and leads are tested for their strength and made with heavy duty stitching for durability. We suggest checking for any damage or general wear and tear to ensure it is still fit for purpose.

 

Suggested breeds for our sizes are:

Extra Small
Fits a neck up to 35cm

Pomeranian
Yorkshire Terrier

 

Small
Fits a neck of neck 25 – 40cm

Chihuahua
Dachshund
Fox Terrier
Jack Russell
Maltese
Pekinese
Pug
Toy Poodle

 

Medium
Fits a neck of 30 – 50cm

Beagle
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Kelpie
Schnauzer
Staffy
Whippet



Large
Fits a neck of 45 -75 cm

Boxer
Bulldog
Dalmatian
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Labrador
Mastiff

Please note that every dog is individual, and your pets breed is just a guide, it may not be the best size for your pet.

 

Leads

Our lead sizes come in 60cm, 120cm and 180cm in length and are suitable for use with all Purina TOTAL Care collars. Please note: We recommend you do not leave a dog unattended when wearing a collar and/or lead. Please do not leave any pet tethered unattended.

 

Cat Collars Safety

All our cat collars come with an insert which stretches if your cat becomes tangles in bushes, fences or trees. As a mandatory feature, all cat collars come with a bell to protect local wildlife. We suggest that if you are placing a collar on a cat for the first time, to supervise and praise this new addition to their personal space. Some cats will try franticly to remove a collar if they have never worn one before and could cause distress. Cats are a creature of habit and it may take some time for a cat to get used to a new collar.

 

General Pet Collar and Lead Safety Note:

It is important that all pets are microchipped in accordance to your states regulations in the event their collar comes off so you can be reached. Please also ensure you have followed your local council’s registration guidelines. Always keep your details up to date.

Here are some helpful links:
NSW - https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/#/
QLD - https://www.qld.gov.au/families/government/pets/pet-laws
VIC - http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/registration-legislation-and-permits/microchipping-of-dogs-cats-and-horses/microchipping-information-for-dog-and-cat-owners
SA - https://www.dogsandcatsonline.com.au/Core/UserAccount/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f
TAS - http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/local_government/legislation/current_legislation/dog_control/micro-chipping_faqs
WA - https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government/community/cats-and-dogs
NT - https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/live/pets-wildlife/great-pets-start-with-you/pet-registration-microchipping
ACT - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1848/~/pet-microchipping

Got a question?
Please contact the Purina PetCare Advice Team.



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