We have a 7 month old kitten (Grey Torte) that does not like to wear a collar at all. We have had problems with her bolting to the door and running outside. We have tried to train her so in case she gets lost outside we want her to wear a collar with her name, phone, and rabies information on it. The first collar we purchased from Petâ€™s Smart had a break away plastic clip and she bit through the clip and destroyed it. So we purchased another break away which had an elastic strap and one night she managed to get it stuck into her mouth and started to gag/choke on the collar. After that we gave up with the collar idea for a while because we didnâ€™t want this to happen when we were gone. We purchased a new break away collar and the other night while she was playing she got it stuck into her mouth again and started to gasp for air and choke. Before we could get it off she peed herself and froze. I donâ€™t understand what would cause her to pee unless she was really frighten or maybe she thought she was about to die? Can a cat die from the collar in her mouth if we were not home? I would think she would still be able to breath through her nose but wouldnâ€™t be able to eat/drink, or might try and break her jaw. Every time we have had the collar correctly sized with 1 to 2 fingerâ€™s width of space. Our other cat wears a collar just fine but for some reason this kittenâ€™s distance from her neck to her jaw is much shorter which allows her to get it stuck in her mouth. If anyone has any ideaâ€™s please let us know. I do not want to chance her life with a collar.
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5/10/06 at 2:40pm