View Full Version : Do your cats wear collars?

01-13-2007, 05:21 PM
Just wondering.
Hank is indooors as will Molly be they both have snap away collars.

Hanks (the orange one)

http://www.petsmart.com/media/ps/images/products/detail/standard/April05/54262_459eb.jpg (javascript:open_popup('http://www.petsmart.com/global/include/inc_product_detail_popup.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=8 45524441779086&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025528&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023690&bmUID=1168733974398', 635, 635);)

And today we bought Molly this one in pink but it's pink base with white polka dots

http://www.petsmart.com/media/ps/images/products/detail/standard/December06/9407_618a7.jpg (http://javascript<img%20src=&quot;../i/our_smilies/redface.gif&quot;%20border=&quot;0&quot;%20alt=&quot;&quot;%20title=&quot;Embarr assment&quot;%20smilieid=&quot;3&quot;%20class=&quot;inlineimg&quot;%20/>pen_popup('http://www.petsmart.com/global/include/inc_product_detail_popup.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=8 45524441810018&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025528&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023690&bmUID=1168733781837', 635, 635);)

01-13-2007, 05:24 PM
Zippy and Pumpkin do.Here is a picture:Zippy's is Pink and Pumpkin's is blue.I bought them form Petsmart.

01-13-2007, 05:29 PM
No neither for my girls wear collars. Vixen likes them and when my mom sent her one for Christmas I put it on her to show her pawpaw. She was very proud of it. But I then took it off. Vixen has a habit of chewing on the end of the collar and she will eat it. So no collars for her. She does wear a leash and harness for vet visits and such and has no problem with that.

Phoenix hates them. She will not wear them and will do the next thing to break her neck to get out of them. So no for her too. She also does not like the leash and harness but will wear it if it means she gets to go outside. :rolleyes:

01-13-2007, 05:31 PM
I have a collar for CC, but I never have him wear it because he is inside at all times, so I just see it as a way to rub off fur when he doesn't need it.

01-13-2007, 05:46 PM
My Cat doesn't usually wear a collar since he is indoor all his life, but sometimes I will put a collar on him just for looks;)

01-13-2007, 05:55 PM
Yes ~ They all wear collars. And they are all MICROCHIPPED

01-13-2007, 06:06 PM
When I first rescued, Peeka (RIP) and Boo, brother and sister, I put a collar on Boo because he's black as midnight. The collar was jeweled w/diamond like stones and he looked like a movie star. I left the room and in less than 10 minutes, he chewed completely through it! That took care of that plan. Plus I read somewhere years ago that cats can hang themselves because they're always climbing and that scared me. But I still think about doing it now and then because if one should ever get out of the house, I'd have no way of finding them. They don't attempt it, though, except, of course, Puddy. But the few times she ran out, she froze because she realized she was over her head and I easily grabbed her and brought her back in. When she feels good, she's ornery. I may reconsider, I just don't know.


01-13-2007, 06:08 PM
All my cats were wearing collars even though they are indoor cats. We were travelling so much, I didn't want to take any risks. Well, except for Ebony. She couldn't stand it and would shake her head and scratch every 20 seconds. The sound of her bell drove me nuts. So I would only put hers on for the travel day.

The collars are all color coded, and the ID tags are different, reflects their personality.

After 6 months, I noticed that Ruffles has a bare spot all around her neck from the collar. It was LOOSE, but all the fur stopped growing. I felt sorry for her. As we stopped travelling, I took all the collars off. We do take them out in the back yard with us at times, but now we have fenced that in, so less risk there as well. The collars go back on for travel, even to the vet.

01-13-2007, 06:48 PM
Snow has a pretty purple one with pink flowers right now, the bell is even colored, looks like they glazed it with matching stuff. She is indoor for the most part, I like the bell so you always know where she is. She dont mind at all either. Oh, this one is also a saty one with the small elastic made into it.

01-13-2007, 06:54 PM
None of the poll responses fit my gang. We have six - none wear collars - all are microchipped. Two are indoor only; 4 are in - out.

01-13-2007, 07:05 PM
Yes, the Clan sports their collars, and all are microchipped. The oldest cat, Norton was tattoed eons ago. Whenever I take their collars off to do something, they look at me like I have lost my mind and should know better than to do such a things!!! I have NEVER had a problem with a cat having a hard time adjusting to the wearing of a collar.

01-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Nope. Out of the the 23 cats in this house, only 1 foster has a collar on. Too many black cats so 1 needs to wear a collar. :rolleyes:

01-13-2007, 07:41 PM
Tripod doesn't, he's an indoor cat, so there isn't really much need.

01-13-2007, 09:13 PM
All 6 of mine are indoor only and are all microchipped and all of them also wear collars except for Sunny. He got so stressed out that it made him sick.:( They all wear the safety break away collars and Pearl has the pink polka dotted one and Starr has the blue polka dotted one. Ziggy wears a flowered vinyl one and Storm and Sky just wear the fabric kind. The three little ones are so hard on their collars that I had to get them ones that would last and be kitten proof.:)

01-13-2007, 09:19 PM
Taz is an indoor only cat. I think many, many years ago my SIL was selling pet charms and wanted a picture to post on her website, so Taz was the model. And for NEVER having worn a collar he didn't fuss at all and the picture came out great! :)

01-13-2007, 10:11 PM
I have two cats, both indoor - only one, Oscar, has a nylon collar, on which I squirt his twice-daily dose of Feliway (vet says he's on it for life).

BTW - my vet LOVED this idea and said he will mention it to others. You are not supposed to spray it ON the cat, however, so spray slowly....

critter crazy
01-13-2007, 10:17 PM
Loki is an indoor kitty, he as a collar with a bell on it. I like having the bell, cause i always know where he is. Especially when he tries to dash through the front door!!:eek:

01-13-2007, 11:19 PM
yes, Raven wears a collar, shes indoors all the time. Hers is red with little pearl type things on it, its cute. :)

01-13-2007, 11:45 PM
My cats are rather unusual, while they are indoor cats I do take them outside only on a leash (all of the big cats are leash trained to some extent, some better than others) or out to the cat enclosure. I also take Pooky for bike rides, to the pet store (basically Pooky just likes to go anywhere, him and Dusty both like to ride on the golf cart.

The only time mine wear collars is when they step anywhere outside the door, even if it's inside a carrier. However I can't buy cat collars because of the 'quick release' feature. Since I walk them on a leash like a dog, I have to buy small dog collars for them. I don't use a harness because several can get out of any type of harness I put on them, no matter how snug, and Dusty will refuse to walk with anything around her middle or back.

I've always used a stretched out hair scrunchie as a training collar in the house until I could work my way up to a break away collar, then finally to a dog collar with the leash.

01-14-2007, 12:29 AM
Not worth the expense. The cats can remove them at will and Sams is so limber he can back out of a harness especially when he deliberately hooks it on something. Smart cat.


01-14-2007, 12:44 AM
I have one of each collar wearers- but both are inside. Kloe is only out by escape convict only and Kylie is allowed out - closely supervised. And she goes running back to the house at top speed with a sharp "KYLIE"
Kloe wears a collar with a bell or 2 so that we know where she is - b/c she was a TERROR as a kitten. (oh yea she still is!0;))
Kylie doesn't wear one b/c of her long fur it causes mats and she has such a big neck I found one growing into her neck back when I first got her. I felt awful and cried and cried. :(

01-14-2007, 01:37 AM
I have an indoor/outdoor cat....she must wear a collar by law with her registration tags on it

I have an indoor only cat that also wears a collar