How to find a cool cat collar
Cats are interesting and superior beings, only offered to us, mortals, as a gift from the divinity. So, it is our moral and only duty to take good care of them and treat them like the royalties they are. Jokes aside, cats are truly amazing pets and can easily turn into your bestie if you provide them with enough attention and purr them every time they ask for affection.
However, owning a cat is also a great responsibility and quite a financial investment if we may add so. Apart from the carefully planned diet and all the veterinary visits, your cat will also require additional grooming products, toiletry products, accessories, a comfortable bed, mind-blowing toys, and a good collar.
But, searching for cool cat collars could prove quite a challenge, especially if you don’t know exactly what to look for. There is a great variety of items available on the market, but if you lack time to do your own research, our following comprehensive shopping guide will show you everything you need to know about such items. So, sit back and read our tips on how to choose the perfect cat collar, and only after start shopping for your cat’s own.
How we chose the coolest cat collars
Finding the best cat collars is a bit tricky since there are many options available on the market. In the following paragraphs, you will read everything you need to know about purchasing the best collars for cats and exactly what to look for when doing so.
The collar width
When shopping for a cat collar keep in mind the anatomy of the feline body. Cat collars are usually narrower than regular dog collars because cats have smaller, narrower necks. We suggest opting for a collar specifically designed for cat necks because larger items won’t sit comfortably around your cat’s neck. Larger collars could even prove a tad dangerous if your cat is used to climbing or having an intense physical activity.
If you’re not sure about the collar’s width, we suggest looking for online products and reading their cat collar reviews to find out more about a certain item. You can get precious information from blogs and personal pages of people who own cats and know what to buy to make them happy. There are also plenty of products available for sale if you don’t want to spend too much money at first.
The collar’s weight
It is important to always remember that cats and dogs have different bone and body structures and what may seem OK for a dog won’t be good for a cat and the other way around. Thus, we once more stress the importance of buying items specifically designed to meet the needs of cats, and that easily follow their natural body lines.
Cats don’t have the same neck bone structure as dogs so wearing a collar that is overweight will certainly cause problems. Heavy collars have the tendency of preventing cats reaching their full physical activities as they will drag it down and make it miscalculate its jumps.
Does your cat need an adjustable collar?
One of the significant features to look for in a good cat collar is for it to have an adjustable size. Not all cat breed shave the same dimensions, so if you’re not entirely sure of your own cat’s measurements, we suggest choosing an adjustable collar. However, make sure it isn’t too tight or too loose. As a general rule, on dogs, collars must be loose enough to allow you to put two fingers between them and your dog’s neck. With cats, it is enough to leave space for one finger.
What’s your name, cat what’s your number?
The adapted verse from a cool Justin Timberlake song is 100% suitable for cat collars as well. Thus, you need to buy one with an integrated ID tag with all necessary information about your cat. This is extremely important, especially if your cat has the habit of spending its nights outside.
Always write on the tag your cat’s name, age, as well as a valid telephone number where people can call in case they ever find your cat wandering around. Although most cats are nowadays microchipped, an ID tag is a secondary safety measure to ensure you never lose track of your cat, even when it’s outside, playing or hunting.
However, keep in mind that microchips should be done only under the strict surveillance of your veterinary.
I want to break free
The most popular type of cat collar is the one featuring a buckle or a catch that allows you to easily attach and detach your cat’s collar whenever it no longer needs it. The other breakaway system includes an elastic stripping that stretches as your cat grows and develops.
The feature is truly important for each cat collar as it allows you to easily put it on and take it off whenever you want to. For instance, cats that love to spend their time outside will require such a collar for easy identification, while you can remove the collar once the cat returns to its home at night.
Spread my wings and flea away
Again, if you have a wandering cat that loves its freedom more than anything, chances are it will only come home for eating and sleeping. However, it is not uncommon for your cat to encounter numerous fleas in its journeys, so you need to settle this problem fast if you don’t want your entire home to enter into quarantine.
A flea collar is always a good option. They come in various sizes and are suitable for cats use also. Look for products specifically designed for cats or for those saying they can be used on cats as well. Most of these products are dermatologically tested and won’t cause rashes, skin bursts or allergic reactions as long as they are used according to the specifications.