One of my pugs (Jane) has a really fat neck. She is only 2 years old, I keep her on a strict diet, but she is just SO FAT. 25 lbs but its all in her middle and her head is tiny. When she looks down, her collar falls off.
Any suggestions? I know I could do a harness (and we do for walking) but thats not really comfortable for 24 hour wear, is it? I DO want her to have her tags on at all times because she runs around in the yard. Her brother wears his collar just fine, I guess because his head is bigger. I feel like I am looking at getting her a skirt or something with an ID tag on it.
Does anyone else have a "fat necked and tiny headed" pug?
My dog sitter has a collar and tag on the dogs all the time. My pugs are microchipped but of course for a quick recovery a tag makes sense.
I would try something with an elastic band. They have some fancy once which look like hair scrunchies. But they fall off easy too. Check on ETSY
I know some folks do harnesses 24/7 (essentially) but loosely... they change into something snugged up for walk.
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has she been tested for doggy diabetes or a thyroid problem? If her diet is fine and her portions are appropriately sized, she should not be overweight unless there is a medical issue.
Sorry, I have no collar help.
We've had her checked and the vet says she is in good health with no problems.
She is very short and much tinier than other pugs in terms of height and length, so the vet thinks she is just a compact, chubby girl! She's just husky with a tiny head.
Her brother is the same weight, but much taller and longer than she is, so he spreads his weight out more.
Maybe the problem is that her head is so tiny. It's like a plum attached to the end of a loaf of bread :)
Do you have any pics of your puggys? Would love to see them and also might be helpful for people to suggest harnesses / collars.....just an idea :)
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no collar.....go with a harness
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The Puppia harness is a soft mesh type which might work well as it is light weight and comfy. WE LOVE pictures!
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Mine wear collars and tags at all times (and are microchipped as required by law in the UK) and have a harness on just for walking. There are plenty of people who do keep harnesses on their pugs at all times though, which does make me wonder how comfortable that is for the dog, but having said that I wouldn't worry too much if I had to leave Xanthe's Hunter rolled elk leather one on as it's incredible soft and just thin straps.
You'd have to check the sizing on these though - Xanthe is a slim pug weighing 7.5kg and she wears a 55cm one on the tightest hole. This is an URL for the UK Amazon website, but I'm sure you'll find them on the American site
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Minni and Oscar wear collars for fashion and harnesses for security. They wear them pretty much all of the time. As was mentioned above, please ensure that your baby is micro-chipped, it works!
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