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Martingale Collars... for cats?

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Martingale or Partial choke collars (there are a zillion names for them.. they're the ones commonly used on Greyhounds and other sighthounds whose necks are wider than their heads) for cats? Have any of you seen/used such a thing? I've never heard of it or seen it, but I bought some nice, thick ribbons last week and plan to make them some special occasion collars that are like that. (Not for regular use--just when mommy wants to put a pretty collar on them and admire.) My plan is to use the pretty ribbons for the collar and back them with some smooth, pretty silk-like ribbons in a matching color.

Again I've never seen anything like it before for cats, although I have seen them for small dogs. If you have one or something like it, I'd love to see pictures! Oh, heck, I'd love to see pictures of your kitties, with any collars, really.
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stoli loves collars, luxor hates them :










i'll delete these after you get a look, after all this isn't the fur forum!
post #3 of 13
They're great models for the collars!
post #4 of 13
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They're really lovely! Thanks for showing the pictures.. I have yet to get any of my munchkins in collar-pictures.
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You've got some pretty collars, but none of our cats wear collars. Since I show them, collars leave marks around their necks which is not a good thing in the show rings.
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Lucky hates her collar, only because of the annoying bell! lol, but I used it for when they were kittens, so we wouldn't hurt them accidently!
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I don't know about in cats, I haven't heard of those for cats.

but in dogs those are used for training and for greyhound type necks that slip out of collars easily. They are made so they don't slip out as easily. Personally, I think it wouldn't be safe for a cat, just in case they got caught on anything. I like the cat safe collars, the breakaways, for that reason.
post #8 of 13
They would have to be worn very carefully under supervision, in case they got caught. Why not use a catsafe collar in a plain colour, and tie a ribbon bow to it for special occasions?
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
They would have to be worn very carefully under supervision, in case they got caught. Why not use a catsafe collar in a plain colour, and tie a ribbon bow to it for special occasions?
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
I don't know about in cats, I haven't heard of those for cats.

but in dogs those are used for training and for greyhound type necks that slip out of collars easily. They are made so they don't slip out as easily. Personally, I think it wouldn't be safe for a cat, just in case they got caught on anything. I like the cat safe collars, the breakaways, for that reason.
They'd only be worn for photoshoots--period. No unsupervised wearing. Why not buy a catsafe collar? Because I already have them. These are going to be made specifically to look good, and they're not something they'll be wearing without supervision. Why? The ribbons I have are gorgeous, and look beautiful on my kitties. It'll be a fun project to keep me occupied [read: an opportunity to poke my fingers with needles] over the summer.
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Originally Posted by noludoru View Post
They'd only be worn for photoshoots--period. No unsupervised wearing. Why not buy a catsafe collar? Because I already have them. These are going to be made specifically to look good, and they're not something they'll be wearing without supervision. Why? The ribbons I have are gorgeous, and look beautiful on my kitties. It'll be a fun project to keep me occupied [read: an opportunity to poke my fingers with needles] over the summer.
Well, in that case, we demand photos!
post #11 of 13
You could use the clips from old safety collars and make new ones with the pretty ribbon, then you'd be able to enjoy the cats wearing them.
post #12 of 13
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Of course.. hehe!

Missy, that's a great idea--but I don't have any old ones. All my old ones were the buckle kind, and anyhow, they disappeared ages ago. I'm thinking they got stolen, because it's rather odd for 4 collars and two leads to just disappear like that, when they had been hanging on the closet before. My kitties are all indoor, so they only regularly wear collars when I feel like it. I love the new ones we got them with bells!
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there's a site that will send you the stuff to make 3 collars and directions too...... look up make cat collars
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