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 Size Guide
 
 
First of all please get a rough neck measurement of kittys neck size.
You can use a piece of string or something similar if you don't have a soft tape measure and then measure that. 
 
The collar needs to fit snuggly but not too tight so that you can get at least one finger easily between the collar and kittys neck.
 
The collar should not be loose enough that kitty can get a paw under.
 
Young kittens should be supervised when wearing a collar for the first time.
 Get advice from your vet for the recommended age to fit a very first collar, as each kitten will be different depending on size and breed.
 
 
Check the fit regularly as they grow so fast
 
 
measure me!
 
 
Breakaway Collar Sizes
  • The tiny kitten size will fit the tiniest kitten (smallest neck size approx 14cm/5 1/2") and will adjust with a slider buckle to fit up to approx neck size 19cm (7 1/2") Max. (This size will even fit Siamese cats but please measure to be sure)
  • The medium size is a good choice for bigger growing-fast kittens and small-medium cats that the average shop-bought collars are too big for (smallest neck size approx 15cm/6") and will adjust to fit with a slider buckle up to approx neck size 23cm (9") Max.
  • The cat size is made for the bigger adult cat and will adjust to fit with a slider buckle from approx smallest neck size 18cm (7") up to approx 27cm (10 1/2") Max.
 
We can certainly make a bigger custom size if required (contact us for details).
 
Please note that collars with added decorations (attached flowers, wings, bows etc) may mean that the minimum size might be different than stated above - do check the descriptions for details.
 
 

 
If you would like one of our collars for a dog we do stock the type of buckle that does not break open and can be used with a lead - please contact us to make arrangements
 

 
General Advice
 
 
The minimum cat weight required to break open our buckles is around 4lbs (this is not a guaranteed factor but an indicator), aided by the obvious wriggling and squirming that would occur if they got caught on something - we advise strict supervision when wearing a collar for pets under this weight. Always seek your vets advise for your kittens age/stage to begin to wear a collar.
 
 
Please note that collars with added decorations (attached flowers, wings, bows etc) may mean that the minimum size might be different than stated above - do check the descriptions for details.
 
It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure that the collar is fitted and used correctly and safely.
 
Please ensure you read all our terms & conditions before purchase - Terms & Conditions
 - this is a legal requirement
 
 
Kittens
**Special note:**
 
 
There is no strict rule for the age a kitten can wear a collar, common sense and advice from your vet is best. If you are fitting a collar on a very young kitten to get them used to the feel of it just limit this to short supervised periods.
 
We recommend a very simple, cheap collar for a kittens first collar as they WILL most definitely scratch and try to chew at it until they are used to wearing one. Please be aware that pets especially kittens can damage the collars during their natural daily behaviour - scratching, chewing, exploring and playing together. We find that removing the bell until they are a little bit older makes them less bothersome for the tinys. Obviously we cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by those little razor-sharp teeth and claws!
 
 
Remember to remove the collar when applying flea drops/flea treatments as we cannot guarantee collar colour fastness for use with chemicals.
 
 
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The RSPCA?s Newport Animal Centre is calling on all cat owners to ensure their cat collars are of a quick-release safety buckle type which snaps open if caught on something.

The appeal follows an incident in which a cat was brought into the centre?s care after being found in a skip with a horrific collar injury which had caused very painful and deep flesh wounds.

Luckily, the two year old tortoiseshell domestic shorthaired cat called Bernadette was found in time and is currently receiving treatment following surgery. When she is better, the member of public who found her is going to adopt her.

Says Newport Animal Centre?s manager Elaine Buchan: ?We really need to highlight the fact that there are still far too many dangerous collars on sale, with buckles that don?t snap open, or collars made from elastic which are actually worse as it is easier for the cat to manouevre its foot into the hole.

?Also, the majority of flea collars are not suitable either as they do not have safety buckles, so it?s far better to prioritise safety first and give your cat flea treatment another way.

?Cats are natural hunters and curious explorers, and enjoy climbing trees or pushing through the tightest of spots and for this reason it?s imperative that any collar is designed to free the cat should they become snagged on their adventures.

?If the collar gets caught on something, the cat may often try to free itself by using its foot and then it can get its leg stuck in it to the extent that the collar ends up under its armpit where it will dig into the flesh causing horrible wounds that easily become infected and take ages to heal.?

?I suppose some cat owners might get annoyed at their pets continually losing their quick-release collars, but this means that the collars are doing their job and compared with the risk of injury to your cat, it?s easy enough to purchase a new low-cost cat collar as some types cost only a few pounds.

Other tips:

* It?s also a good idea to consider putting your contact details (mobile or landline number for example) on the collar to identify your cat should it become lost or trapped.

* While the RSPCA recommends safety buckle type collars, the charity also emphasises that microchipping is ultimately the most effective method of identification for your cat and it can often help when a cat or other pet is stolen, lost or involved in other incidents.

* The RSPCA recommends that a cat is microchipped even if it is an indoor cat as there?s always a chance that they might sneak out to the outdoors if they spot a chance. It is also good practice to get your indoor cat a safety buckle collar which notes your contact details for the same reason.

* Remember even house cats can get caught up in an elasticated collar causing them distress.

 
 
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