[NEW PRODUCT] How to Put a Bandana on Your Dog

Bandanas are an instant way to dress up your dog – without the discomfort of a full outfit. Not only do they look adorable on dogs of all coat types, breeds and sizes, they’re easily the most useful accessory you’ll add to your dog’s wardrobe.

Why Do People Put Bandanas On Dogs?

Bandanas are more than just a stylish accessory. Here’s how you can get more out of your dog’s cute digs:

  • Mop up drool. For dogs with juicy jowls, like Bulldogs and Mastiffs, a bandana can catch drips before they hit the floor or furniture. You can also use the bandana to wipe your hands, or any stray puddles.
  • Keep your dog cool. Dampen with cool water to keep your dog from overheating on hot summer days.
  • Use calming spray. If your dog has anxiety, you can spritz a calming blend of essential oils onto their bandana to keep the soothing scent close to their nose. A calming spray like ThunderEssence can be used daily, or as needed on trips to the vet, during travel and other potentially stressful events.
  • Apply flea and tick spray. Before you let your dog play outdoors, spray some flea and tick spray on your dog’s bandana. This works best with a natural spray, as some products are not meant to be used close to the nose and mouth. Thick neck fur is a favorite hiding spot for bugs that bite, so this method can serve as extra protection for your dog. You’ll need to spray the rest of their body, too, though, or use a sprayed bandana in conjunction with another protective product.

How To Put A Bandana On Your Dog

It’s easy to tie a bandana around your dog’s neck. Simply lay it flat, printed side down. Fold it diagonally, into a triangle. Then, take the two corners along the folded edge, bring them together, and tie a simple knot.

As with collars, bandanas should never be left around a dog’s neck while they are crated or unattended. In rare instances, a bandana may get caught on something, and your dog may tangle themselves even more trying to escape, which can lead to strangulation.

Also take care if you have other pets, or if you ever take your dog to a dog park. During play, one dog’s teeth can get caught in another’s bandana, which could also pose a strangulation hazard.

A tight fit is not necessary. Allow at least enough space for you to fit two fingers between the bandana and your dog’s neck without pressing into their skin. You can even leave it loose enough to slip over their head if pulled. That way, in the event the bandana gets snagged on something, your dog would be able to wriggle their way out.

Expand Your Dog’s Wardrobe With FunDog Bandanas!

It’s easy to dress up your dog for every occasion with FunDog Bandanas. Dogs love the extra attention they get when they wear a snazzy new style, and most don’t mind wearing the comfortable, durable fabrics. Our two-packs are perfect for building up your dog’s collection or sharing with friends!

Win a FREE set of FunDog Bandanas!
Do you love dressing up your pet for holidays or just for fun?  Just leave a comment below letting us know which of the 3 styles you prefer and you could win a FREE set of FunDog Bandanas from 1800PetMeds! Three winners will be chosen at random Monday, September 16, 2019, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be a total of three (3) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to the drawing winners: Misty L, Karen K, and Cheryl G!  Look for an email from us about claiming your prize! 

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  1. I think that my fur babies would like the Christmas bandanas! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win.

  2. MY Brussel griffons would Love the Christmas Bandanas—They are boy and girl twins -5 years old

  3. The Christmas ones are super cute! Nothing jolier than dressing up!

  4. Dory and Bella would love the Christmas ones! They would look great with there color of hair!!

  5. We would enjoy the funny sayings set as Rocky is 100# of excitable joy that still acts like a puppy at times!

  6. Callie would like to show off the bandanas with the cute sayings. She could be a ham all year long. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set.

  7. My little girl, Callie, will be celebrating Halloween with me! I am the queen of Halloween in my neighborhood!

  8. The first set of bandannas are perfect for our spoiled pups.

  9. Halloween 👻

  10. I think “in my defense I was left unsupervised” is the best

  11. Leo and Molly would like to dress up for there grand babies

  12. Our two papillon brothers would love the jackolantern ones

  13. My beagle, Abby, would love Christmas bandanas so she can celebrate with us!

  14. Our Lizzy would really like the Christmas bandanas . She doesn’t know how many more holidays before she goes to be with all the other fur baby angels.

  15. My dog Ginger would love the “In my defense…” bandana set. It fits her perfectly 😍

  16. My dog Ginger would love the “In my defense…” bandana set. It fits her perfectly 😍
    She sometimes gets into things just because she can. Socks are a favorite!

  17. I love the Jack o Lantern. My dog doesn’t like wearing costumes, but a bandana would be the perfect way to get her ready for Halloween!

  18. Would love to win the Halloween bandanas!

  19. Would love the Halloween 🎃 set or Christmas 🎄!! My maltipoo’s groomer put bananas on him all the time.

  20. My fave is Christmas ones. Christmas is my fave time of year and I always put my dog in something Christmas!!

  21. All are so cute, but I love the one that says “I’m the reason we can’t have nice things” because it sure is appropriate! I have three, and they all have their moments.

  22. Love the Halloween ones!

  23. I love the first set of bandanas–fits my pup to a tee!

  24. Love petmeds

  25. Shala, a ShihTzu, Walks different when ” dressed up”. She has more bounce in her steps. She would love the Merry Christmas” bandana.

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