Neon Green/Orange Elastic Stretchy Cat Collar by Mina's CatHouse
This ultra stretchy safety collar will prevent your cat from getting trapped if the collar catches on something. Stretches 1 1/2 times original length. 12" L woven nylon with buckle and bell. Made in Taiwan.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association looked at a variety of cat collars, including plastic buckle collars, breakaway collars and elastic stretch collars. The study authors concluded that for cats. This style had the fewest reports of loss, forelimbs caught in collar or mouths caught in collar.
Your cat's collar should be a flexible and stretchy material. Theideal cat collar should not be too tight or too lose, but should fitcomfortably around your pet's neck without either choking him orfalling off. A stretchy material has a bit of give to it and will allowyour pet to free himself if he gets the collar stuck in his mouth or inhis foot.In addition to a flexible material, safe cat collars should alsofeature an automatic snap or latch that will release under your cat'sweight. Even a stretchy collar can still choke your cat in somecircumstances, and the safest collars are actually designed to open andfall off of your cat if subjected to a certain pressure. This willensure that your cat cannot get hurt if his collar should get stuck ona piece of furniture or other surface.Be weary of leather or firm plastic cat collars. These materials arerelatively inflexible and will not stretch well if your cat gets hiscollar caught on part of his body or another object. Cats brush theircollars up against many surfaces throughout any given day, from catdoors to pieces of furniture, and it is possible that your cat will gethis collar stuck on one of these surfaces. This situation may be a mildinconvenience or it may be a fatal accident. As such, a flexiblematerial will help your cat to free himself and remain safe.Check the fit frequently to make sure that the collar is on properly. Be careful that the elastic on a collar with an elastic panel has not become so stretched out that it could fall off of your cat.Also, if you decide to stitch the collar, you should use crazy glue as described above. The reason is that cats like to roll on the ground. In the process, they rub their necks, which could eventually wear down the stitching where the suede and stretch elastic are connected.The CatBib will work with any collar you choose, but you have to keep the collar on the cat for the CatBib to be effective. The cat collar I like to use is the one with a short length of elastic. The elastic insert will stretch if the cat gets caught on something, and allow the cat to slip out of the collar, but it does not completely release as the plastic-snap breakaway collars do.