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A Better Collar?

post #1 of 18
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Hi forum,

I've been searching the Internets trying to find a better breakaway collar for my indoor cat. I have a nylon breakaway collar for him but if I leave it on longer than a day or so, it rubs the fur off his neck. I'm trying to find a type of collar that won't do this, but every collar I find is nylon, or sparkly and non-breakaway. Does anyone have any collar wisdom to share?

Thanks for any help you can give me!

-- Kay
post #2 of 18
Have you heard of Beastie Bands? I do believe if you do a search for them, you should find a lot of good info on them, I've heard they are great! I'm in the process of getting them for my boys!
post #3 of 18
I use and LOVE Ragtime Pet Collars, you can order them online and they are a great price. I like them because they are light (so Rambo doesn't notice he has it on) and they are very safe.
post #4 of 18
I was going to suggest Ragtime too!
heres the link http://www.ragtimepetcollars.com/intro.html

They're made from cotton, and are truely very light. Also the break away mechanism is nice, they're inexpensive, and there's lots of colours!

Did I mention you get a toy if your order a bunch at a time?
post #5 of 18
Thank you so much for that website! I've been thinking of getting breakaway collars for mine because there have been a few scary times when they've tried to get outside! And I love that you can get their name and your phone number embroidered on the collar. I love the price!
post #6 of 18
my two favorite collars: beastie bands, from robbins pet care [they let you choose color & pattern both] and ragtime collars [custom made from a wide selection of wonderful fabrics]. the beastie bands are very lightweight & stretchy. the ragtime collars are all cotton, with a breakaway section. my cats wore the beastie bands for a long time, but they now all have ragtime collars, & i really like them. since Cable & Pixel groom each other, they tend to wear out the beastie bands, but the ragtime collars are holding up really well. if you order several collars, ragtime includes a mousie toy, too!
Pixel used to have trouble with fur loss, too. i think it was an allergy to the nylon collars she was wearing. the beastie bands and the ragtime collars both do just fine for her.
post #7 of 18
I just got my ragtime delivery in the mail when I went home at lunch! LOVE EM! This time around I got the phone number/names embroidered on it. The hardest part is picking the colour!!!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Renny View Post
I just got my ragtime delivery in the mail when I went home at lunch! LOVE EM! This time around I got the phone number/names embroidered on it. The hardest part is picking the colour!!!
i didn't get the names/numbers embroidered because mine already had tags from boomerang tags. i really like his tags i got the heart shaped tags with their names & my numbers on one side & a message on the reverse side.
post #9 of 18
Well...i had some nice tags but when Lucky was staying at my sisters she managed to lose the collar with the tag. I searched all over the house but no sign of it...I wonder where she buried it! :P
post #10 of 18
i've used Lindsay Design's collars as well as Ragtime Collars and now Beastie Bands and they are all great!
post #11 of 18
I can't wait for my collars to come!
post #12 of 18
I've never seen a problem with regular breakaway collars, but I think the ones I have are cotton, not nylon. 1337's is "fuzzy," though, from being worn so much. That's the only problem I see with it. Roarie's is refelctant so if she gets outside (her being born outside, I always worried about that) she can be seen in headlights or something and that collar is holding up AMAZINGLY. Reflectable breakaway collars are my favourite.
post #13 of 18
Do you need a collar if your cats are strictly indoors and really have no way of getting out (ie. they'd need to get past me, run down two flights of stairs and open a door to get out?).

I know this is really a stupid question, but those collars are so cute that I want someone to convince me that it's a matter of safety for me to have collars on them...
post #14 of 18
It's amazing how quickly cats find a way out. Rambo pushed out a window screen (and the window was only open about 3 inches, and squeezed himself outside. I was in a panic...turns out he didn't go very far and was actually hiding in the bushes....but still...better safe then sorry to have the collar on!
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Renny View Post
It's amazing how quickly cats find a way out. Rambo pushed out a window screen (and the window was only open about 3 inches, and squeezed himself outside. I was in a panic...turns out he didn't go very far and was actually hiding in the bushes....but still...better safe then sorry to have the collar on!
Huh. Well I don't need much more convincing than that! If you'll excuse me, I'm off to do some Internet cat collar shopping!
post #16 of 18
I got my collars today! I love them, except that she misspelled Chessy's name as Cheesy. I'm going to send it back and hopefully they'll send me a corrected one (awaiting their reply). Emily is wearing hers and doesn't seem to mind it.
post #17 of 18
your kitty could get out at any time and you want everyone to know he has a loving home......get some collars
post #18 of 18
chiming in to endorse ragtime collars -embroidered with name
mine says
INDOOR CAT
CALL 503-xxx-xxxx
REWARD

and i have told all my neighbors that Abi is an inside cat so if they ever see her outside to grab her and call me.
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