Does your indoor cat wear a collar?

Does your indoor cat wear a collar?

  • Yes, all of the time

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  • Yes, some of the time

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  • No, never

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Yes breakaway with their name and phone number embroidered on it, also a second collar with bell on it, so they wear two always.
 

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Yes breakaway with their name and phone number embroidered on it, also a second collar with bell on it, so they wear two always.
Why not just put a bell on the one with their name and phone number embroidered on it? 
 

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No collars on mine. I tried once and they hated it. I left it in for a few weeks (maybe months?) and when I took it off, it left AN INDENT in their fur. Anyone who has collars on theirs should take a look and see just in case the collar might be too tight. I've heard stories where some get accidentally choked from them from getting caught in places that the cat tries to squeeze through. Be careful everyone who does have collars on their cats.
Are your cats long or short haired? Ruby's collar left an indent in her fur even though it was fitted properly (two fingers) because her fur is so long.
Most cat collars are designed to break off if they get caught on something
 

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Are your cats long or short haired? Ruby's collar left an indent in her fur even though it was fitted properly (two fingers) because her fur is so long.
Most cat collars are designed to break off if they get caught on something
They're DSH. The first collars I got them were nice but not break off. Those were the ones that left an indent. I ended up getting them the break off ones and surprise surprise, they ALWAYS broke off because my cats hated them, lol.
 

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Are your cats long or short haired? Ruby's collar left an indent in her fur even though it was fitted properly (two fingers) because her fur is so long.
Most cat collars are designed to break off if they get caught on something
Cat collars take a lot of wear and tear and need to be taken off and cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. A bit if wear on the fur is common and much better than the alternatives. You should test all collars that say breakaway. elastic collars like beastie bands should slip over the head. Breakaways should break when you exert reasonable force. I avoid the ones that use an elastic to break away rather than the clasp.
 

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You are sooo right. Salem and Sam Adams both wear collars and when I pet  them, which is always I check the collar. I move it around their neck and pet the under the collar. They must enjoy it because you can hear the purring across the room.
 

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I voted (some of the time) because, as some of you know,we now have a family of 9 kittens! Im not comfortable with having the nursing mom in the nest with 9 wiggling kittens having a collar on. I voted sometimes also because we have a special needs kitty who is tailess and as a result has hip problems and balance issues. I don't collar him at all for fear of him getting it stuck somewhere despite being break-away. I do want all my cats collared and tagged for obvious reasons but it's still a work in progress. I do feel ALL cats should be chipped, collared with an ID & rabies tag though!! Oh and anytime they EVER leave the house, even in a carrier, they're collared AND leashed. Even while in the carrier. Our carrier has a place to hook the leash inside and we do that as well.
 

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My cats run when the door to outside is opened. esp. Opie but he was under 2 weeks and bottle fed when I got him , However Ally was found outdoors by a friend caged, and brought in by her and her hubby until I took her nearly 2 weeks later.  she runs when he does.... Thy have a horse farm nearby and cats are always wandering in their yard, and eating what their outdoor cats have left. However Ally was longhaired tortie came there and never left. I cannot believe someone threw her out but it must have happened. She was 10 wks old very fluffy, tame to a point and looks like an expensive cat. She has all the looks of maine coon which the Vet said she was the long hair at the ears and the long hair tufts from the toes, look like toenails almost.

        never would I have gotten another cat so close to Tigger's death ( 2 weeks or less)but I think God must have had her in mind for us cause she displays some of his traits, and has brought us so much joy. My husband was all set to kill me for bringing another feline home but seeing how much she has helped Opie, as well as us he now calls her his baby girl( damn men so hardhearted then melt into a puddle...) she will climb up on his lap when he calls her and look straight into his heart I think...
 

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When public perception of cats change. I honestly can't watch TV in the evening without hearing at least one bad cat comment thrown in to something it seems, and shelters are required by law to scan and notify every cat that comes in. For cats, since the tamest can act feral under stress a scan cage or chute would be a project worthy of development.. It's sad but one of the overwhelming reasons to put a collar and tag on a cat that has a chip is fear. If it gets out I want someone to know my cat is a pet.
 

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My cats run when the door to outside is opened. esp. Opie but he was under 2 weeks and bottle fed when I got him , However Ally was found outdoors by a friend caged, and brought in by her and her hubby until I took her nearly 2 weeks later.  she runs when he does.... Thy have a horse farm nearby and cats are always wandering in their yard, and eating what their outdoor cats have left. However Ally was longhaired tortie came there and never left. I cannot believe someone threw her out but it must have happened. She was 10 wks old very fluffy, tame to a point and looks like an expensive cat. She has all the looks of maine coon which the Vet said she was the long hair at the ears and the long hair tufts from the toes, look like toenails almost.
        never would I have gotten another cat so close to Tigger's death ( 2 weeks or less)but I think God must have had her in mind for us cause she displays some of his traits, and has brought us so much joy. My husband was all set to kill me for bringing another feline home but seeing how much she has helped Opie, as well as us he now calls her his baby girl( damn men so hardhearted then melt into a puddle...) she will climb up on his lap when he calls her and look straight into his heart I think...
Ally was meant to be! I can promise you that!!! We don't rescue cats, they rescue us [emoji]128571[/emoji]
 

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Cat collars take a lot of wear and tear and need to be taken off and cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. A bit if wear on the fur is common and much better than the alternatives. You should test all collars that say breakaway. elastic collars like beastie bands should slip over the head. Breakaways should break when you exert reasonable force. I avoid the ones that use an elastic to break away rather than the clasp.
I had a stray we took in who must have had very sensitive skin because her coat was beautiful, except under the collar. All her hair broke off or fell out completely within a week of putting one on. As soon as we removed it, her hair started repairing and coming back in. We tried this 3 times until we eventually just gave up. All my cats who've ever worn collars it leaves a dent in their fur. It's like taming a part in our hair. If the hair is pushed aside so long it will begin to stay. It's unavoidable really.
 

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Yes breakaway with their name and phone number embroidered on it, also a second collar with bell on it, so they wear two always.
Why not put the bell on the break-away so they don't have to have all those collars on? I would imagine it to be quite uncomfortable.
 

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When public perception of cats change. I honestly can't watch TV in the evening without hearing at least one bad cat comment thrown in to something it seems, and shelters are required by law to scan and notify every cat that comes in. For cats, since the tamest can act feral under stress a scan cage or chute would be a project worthy of development.. It's sad but one of the overwhelming reasons to put a collar and tag on a cat that has a chip is fear. If it gets out I want someone to know my cat is a pet.


Exactly! 

I'm under no illusions about the world that I live in. It's ultra dangerous for cats and running out the door without visual identification could be the end of their lives.

If I could, I would tattoo them, give them an armed bodyguard, give them a bulletproof vest and concealed carry permit, and also put some sort of notice on them saying that if anyone killed them, I would sue them into bankrupcy/foreclosure and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. 
 

ETA: Or another way to put it is, "If you harm one hair on my head, my overprotective mom will ensure that, at the bare minimum, you're living in a van down by the river." 
 
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No collars on mine. I tried once and they hated it. I left it in for a few weeks (maybe months?) and when I took it off, it left AN INDENT in their fur. Anyone who has collars on theirs should take a look and see just in case the collar might be too tight. I've heard stories where some get accidentally choked from them from getting caught in places that the cat tries to squeeze through. Be careful everyone who does have collars on their cats.
All collars will leave some sort of impression in the fur! It's only because the collar pushed the fur over like how we train our hair to go one way or the other. I have all 4 short hair currently, collars are break-away and plenty loose enough. Watch having them hang too loose, our one girl got her bottom jaw under it and a jaw isn't strong enough to release the break away clasp!!
 

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Exactly! 

I'm under no illusions about the world that I live in. It's ultra dangerous for cats and running out the door without visual identification could be the end of their lives.

If I could, I would tattoo them, give them an armed bodyguard, give them a bulletproof vest and concealed carry permit, and also put some sort of notice on them saying that if anyone killed them, I would sue them into bankrupcy/foreclosure and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. :lol3:  
Standing [emoji]128079[/emoji] to you my fellow furry friend lover!!!!
 

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I'm with you 100% Dreamer Rose, as one Crazy cat lady to another  (why is it I cannot find a wink, wink emoticon when I need it?   Maybe I just can't find it.  Is there one members?? Please advise, thanks. )
the kitty emoticon winks.
 

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Indoor only cats, balcony access or walk on a leash.

Never wear collars inside unless supervised all of the time, to many scares finding collars stuck in their mouth from licking their chin grooming inserting collar into their mouth  :(   (if anything weird is going to happen it will happen to us) some do it some don't,  if I tighten the collar up it's very tight on a small kitty.

To go outside collars/harnesses they walk around property and nearby so know where doors, windows are able to find home if they ever get lost outside, they mark territory so OK in case of emergencies. 
That happened to us!! Our girl got her bottom jaw stuck. Thank God we were home! That's why I say, not too loose, not too tight because a jaw is in no way strong enough to break away the clasp!
 

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Nope.  When Archie and Lucy were kittens, I tried to put collars on them in case they snuck out.  Archie refused.  Like a little Houdini, he would escape from the collar within seconds.  What's especially funny, is that as soon has he removed his collar he would run to Lucy and pull her's off too - as if to say, no collars for us; we will not be owned.  We repeated this ritual for months before I finally gave in.  Now they roam the house collarless.
Thats adorable!!
 

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It should just go without having to say it. All cats should be chipped and their information current. And keep good pictures that clearly show identifying marks. Shelter workers in large facilities may have dozens of torties or gray tabbies.
 

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Well, I was too shy to post this before--

--but since I discovered my new kitty did not object to wearing collars, she is the first cat ever to sport one.  Or two.  Oh well, I may as well admit it, Lilith has a whole wardrobe of pretty breakaway collars, including pink glitter, red glitter, snowflakes, ladybugs, patriotic stars, halloween, autumn, shamrocks, and a few more in glitter.  My favorite is a rhinestone that I made myself, because the manufactured ones didn't seem safe to me, or looked like they might loose stones.

I also have a tag, even though she is chipped, just in case.

There, I said it, don't judge me.
 
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