How to Care for Your Collar

Extend the life of your collar with these tips!

Caring For Your Collar

Cleaning the collar

The collar should be washed with warm water ONLY. Absolutely no soaps or chemicals as these will compromise the integrity of the Effective Microorganisms!

Rotate and rinse the clay beads often  - the beads will work best when they are clean and free of debris.

Swimming with the collar is fine - as long as it is not in chemically treated water. (i.e. chlorine or bromine)

Hang to dry in a warm, sunny area. 

The paracord I use is the highest quality:

  • 550 Paracord - Type III Commercial Grade
  • 550 lb minimum break strength
  • Diameter of approximately 4.0mm (5/32)
  • 7 inner nylon strands
  • Mold, mildew, rot and UV resistant
  • Color will not bleed
  • Nylon 32 strand woven outer sheath
  • Made in USA  

How to get the most out of your collar

  • Keep the collar on your pet 24/7 for the first month of use. This is to build up the effectiveness of the Effective Microorganisms. After the first month of continual wear, you can remove the collar when it is not needed (i.e. your pet is sleeping).
  • During "Tick Season" (dependent on your geographic location), the collar should be worn at all times.
  • We recommend you change your every other year, depending on the level of wear and tear, amount of use etc. You can extend the life of the collar if you maintain it bi-weekly.

Additional precautions

  • If you live in a mutli-pet household, you may find that your pets enjoy chewing on the others' collars - if this is the case, remove the collar when they are unsupervised to extend the life of your collar. These collars are NOT chew-proof and we do not offer replacements for collars which have been the victim of snack-time ;) Yes, I'm talking about YOU Chloe! 
  • For your pet's safety and the safety of other pets, collars should be removed when engaged in rough play. Any collar poses a choking hazard, should a collar become caught in another dogs jaws. Play safe!
  • Never attach a leash to a tick collar. these collars do not have a leash clip and are not build to safely restrain a dog.