This is a great question and one we get asked on a regular basis.
Here’s how I break it down.
The first question is ‘Does your dog wear a collar 24/7?’
If the answer is no then I recommend the magnetic dog coat.
The reason behind this is because the magnetic dog collar needs to be worn for at least 12 hours a day to be effective. And ideally it’s best worn all the time.
If the answer to this question is yes, then I’ll ask you a further couple of questions.
Has your dog worn any magnetic products before and, what’s the reason you’re looking for either a magnetic collar or dog coat?
If your dog hasn’t worn magnets before then I’d recommend a magnetic collar, however if your dog is showing signs of stiffness or something of a similar nature or they’re a sporting dog that’s temporarily not able to train or compete, I usually recommend a magnetic coat or perhaps both products.
You can also use a magnetic collar or coat if your dog’s heading into their twilight years and need an extra boost.
When would you choose a magnetic dog coat over the magnetic collar?
I’d recommend the magnetic coat over the collar if your dog competes as the magnetic coat will work faster over a shorter period of time which is what’s needed before and after training or competing.
I’ll give you an example with my own dog.
Ella, my Labrador who’s 11 now has worn her magnetic dog collar since she was 12 months old. Sadly at a young age she face a few obstacles.
She wears the magnetic collar 24/7 and the collar has helped her for many years.
By the age of 7 whilst you can see she still doing well, she needs something extra and that’s when I started using the magnetic dog coat. She’s wear it after long walks and before and after hydrotherapy.
If she looks particularly stiff, she wears the coat overnight.
So what would you recommend for a sporting dog?
In this scenario I’d recommend the magnetic dog coat first. This is because there’s between 20-38 magnets on the dog coat (depending on size) all over your dog’s body which will help prepare their muscles and soft tissue before exercise and relax your dog during recovery after competing or training.
Many people with sporting dogs will use the magnetic collars and coats.
Below is a table which summarises the products we advise based on the questions we ask:
|Does your dog wear a collar 24/7?||Collar||Coat|
|Do you compete with your dog?||Coat||Collar|
|Is your dog heading towards their twilight years?||Collar & Coat||Collar|
|Is your dog temporarily out of action, unable to go for long walks or compete?||Collar & Coat||Collar|
|Do you take your dog to hydrotherapy?||Coat||Collar|
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Disclaimer: This article is based on the opinions of the Magnetix Therapy Limited. The use of magnetic products is complementary and should not be used as a substitute for veterinary care. If you’re concerned about your horse or dog, please seek professional advice.