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i need help, feel like im on crazy pills. Dog fur appears to be fading exactly where the dogs harness straps are. Before anyone suggests visiting a vet, been there, done that, dog is in great shape for the shape it's in. So i am wondering if the fading fur is being caused by harness strap friction or possibly sun bleaching. Next question would be will the dogs fur return to it's naturally darker color if discontinuance of the harness is implemented?
 

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It might help to post a picture so we can get a better idea of what's going on! That will make it easier to tell if the fur looks damaged or something else is happening.
 

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UPDATE: Posted my dilemma on several other sites. This site seems to have many unwritten rules, so as not to violate any i won't be including any links. Astatic to announce that because i caught the issue with the harness early, before any permanant damage was done to the dogs skin, the faded fur will in no time return to normal and can already see the dogs natural color returning. And was advised that if i wish to continue using a harness, to find one that fits more better or have one custom made. For now im going to go back to using a traditional collar. Will post many pictures once i figure out how.
 

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My preferred method of posting photos is to use a third party photo hosting site. I use Flickr. To insert pictures into a thread here, you would copy and paste the BBCode.
 

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FWIW that is one reason why I don't leave a collar on my dog.. collar marks. Harnesses will do the same. I prefer a collar to a harness if I must use a leash for any reason as communication to the dog is far more clear on collar and, a property fitted martingale collar cannot be slipped like a harness can be.
 

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Links are totally fine so long as they aren't spam! You can find all our rules in the pinned posts on the "Attention all new members" forum, but if something is unclear we're happy to clarify, so please don't hesitate to ask.
 
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