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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I found the cutest cat collars, but it looks like they are not safety collars. Is it a necessary to use a safety (breakaway) collar for indoor only cats? They are already used to wearing them, so I don't "think" it would be a problem. Here are the collars in case you're interested: http://www.thecatconnection.com/page...COL/COL-CUSTOM
post #2 of 17
I only use the breakaway collars, but i wish i could find them like that
post #3 of 17
While they don't say breakaway - they do say Safety Collars.

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**Each collar style is available in 10†and 12â€**
**All Build a Bling Personalized Collars are Safety Collars**
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ohhhhh, that's awesome! I didn't see that. They must be the streatchy kind. Thank you for pointing that out for me!
post #5 of 17
I checked out the collars. They are very cute. I am not a collar expert, my cats just started wearing them, but I do have a concern that a kitty could get hung up & not be able to get away. Also...the reason my cats wear collars is for ID tags. They wear 2 tags...one with their microchip # & a tag with my home phone # & their name. I took the bells off of their collars because 3 things hanging from the collar was to much for them.
Please let us know if you do get one & how it work out for you. They are very nice looking collars.
Lei
PS...You could call the company & ask about safety. Maybe they stretch or something.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
I did email the company and responded very quickly with the following:

"The collars are actually a combination of the two, because they feature a stretchy "o ring" that will stretch slightly, but will break if pulled on excessively."

I can't really see that in the picture, but if it does work like that it sounds like a good one.
post #7 of 17
Those collars on that site are great!
post #8 of 17
If you get one...let us know how you like it. They are really pretty.
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Originally Posted by missmolly
I did email the company and responded very quickly with the following:

"The collars are actually a combination of the two, because they feature a stretchy "o ring" that will stretch slightly, but will break if pulled on excessively."

I can't really see that in the picture, but if it does work like that it sounds like a good one.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by katachtig
While they don't say breakaway - they do say Safety Collars.
Although they have elastic on them i have heard some horror stories here where cats have been hooked by something and choked
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Although they have elastic on them i have heard some horror stories here where cats have been hooked by something and choked
I don't use breakaway collars because Joey is an indoor cat and sometimes I need to grab him by his collar to pull him out of a dangerous place..whereas when he had the breakaway collar it would snap off and I would have to do the horrible thing by grabbing him by his scruff. After that incident I immideatly got him a buckle collar.

Here's pics of what I use..


post #11 of 17
Just last week Sophie was grooming her chest and got her mouth caught in her collar for the first time in a long while. If her collar hadn't broke open like it did and she had an unbreakable one on i dread to think what might have happend.

What i do know is, i was at home at the time it broke open, but what if i'd been at work if she had an unbreakable one on?, she would have been like that for 8 hours

And it isn't too slack either, theres the normal room to put 2 fingers underneath.

It is a gorgeous collar though btw!, love those diamantes
post #12 of 17
It's really hard to predict what will happen. I had buckle collars on my cats for years and years and years and no problem. Bijou and Mika have breakaway collars but don't wear them all the time.

The other night Bijou got his head stuck in a tissue box because he got really nosy. If we hadn't been home he may have had that box on his head for quite a while.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes non-breakaway collars are not a problem.

It's rather like having a car - if you drive it you could POSSIBLY be in an accident.
post #13 of 17
Guin has a breakaway collar, he has lost it twice whilst playing outside I don't know how he managed to lose it, but I am guessing when he runs about like a loon, he could have got caught on something or I think BamBam might have learnt to unclip it for him!

I really don't like him wearing a collar but he has to so that he can use his magnetic catflap. If I didn't have the magnetic cat flap I would have Pebbles (Lyn's other cat) coming into my flat on a daily basis to eat Guin's food, sleep in the hallway and spray up the wall! If he didn't spray then I wouldn't mind him coming in as he's Guin's friend as well.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Just last week Sophie was grooming her chest and got her mouth caught in her collar for the first time in a long while. If her collar hadn't broke open like it did and she had an unbreakable one on i dread to think what might have happend.

What i do know is, i was at home at the time it broke open, but what if i'd been at work if she had an unbreakable one on?, she would have been like that for 8 hours

And it isn't too slack either, theres the normal room to put 2 fingers underneath.

It is a gorgeous collar though btw!, love those diamantes
Joey's been caught in his collar before and it didn't come off..but he still managed to free himself. I didn't have to help him either
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
I ordered Molly the pink velvet collar with the crystal letters. It is very nice. The breakaway feature is cool. The "o" ring is hidden in the collar and when you pull it, it stretches. I like it a lot!
post #16 of 17
i hate break away collars. chloe twists hers around til the clip is by her mouth, then bites it until it unfastens.
she usually leaves it on my chest for me to find 1st thing in the morning
post #17 of 17
Chloe is one smart girl!
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