Collars and Cats

When your kitten becomes older (over 6 months old) you may like to fit a cat collar on so that he has some form of identification or to carry a magnet or ‘key’ to an electronic cat flap – never put on a collar just for the sake of wearing one. Collars must be fitted carefully – kittens are very active and inquisitive while growing up and can easily get the collar hooked on a tree branch or fence or he kitten can get its front leg caught up in the collar and injuries can occur. ‘Snap open’ collars will reduce the likelihood of the cat becoming entangled should a problem occur.

For a young, rapidly growing cat you will need to remember to check the collar’s fit (you should be able to get one or two fingers under the collar) and increase its size accordingly. Flea collars are not the best way to deal with flea problems and can be an added danger to curious kittens intent on climbing or squeezing into small spaces where they may get caught up. You may also want to consider having your cat micro chipped for identification purposes.