The Top 7 Cat Collars You Can Find
Even if your kitty lives entirely indoors, there’s always a chance he might wind up outside somehow. Being natural escape artists cats somehow manage to squeeze their bodies into, and out of, all sorts of confining spaces. In case your feline friend should ever wonder off, it’s best to make sure your cat is wearing a collar. There are a number of different collars on the market these days and the most important thing is to choose one that suits both you and your cat. Because of the wide range of choices of cat collars our staff tested a few out, these are our top picks.
What to look for:
Collar Material: Most cat collars are now made of nylon. It’s strong, hard to break, and won’t irritate your cat’s neck or skin. Besides nylon, there are other options like leather or rubber.
Closure Mechanism: That’s the most important part on a collar. Make sure the collar you’re considering has a strong buckle that’s easy to open/close and that will hold the collar around your cat’s neck without breaking.
Adjustment: No matter what type of collar you choose for your cat, a proper fit is crucial. Make sure your cat’s potential collar has proper adjustment options to fit your cat. You should be able to fit two fingers between your cat’s neck and the collar.
Warning: An important tip for everyone getting any collar. Consult your veterinarian before you get a collar for your cat. Additionally, try to put the collar on your cat during a day when you’ll be home so you can monitor if there are any reactions. If there are ANY negative effects, remove it immediately and talk to your vet.
1. Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar, Cat
This Bayer Seresto cat collar is revolutionary when it comes to flea and tick protection, so it’s no wonder it made #1 on our list! It offers complete protection for eight months which is much longer than other anti-parasite protectors. Not only that, but the collar has no expiration date, it’s water resistant so you don’t have to take it off when your cat needs a bath, and there’s absolutely no smell or grease! To top it all off, it’s strong, safe and looks pretty amazing.
- Flea and tick protection for 8 months
- No grease and no odour
- Water resistant
- Recommended by most veterinarians
- No expiration date
- Some cats could have an allergic reaction to this collar, consult your vet before use!
Conclusion: The best cat collar, ladies and gentlemen! It fits perfectly on all cats no matter their size, it’s strong and resilient, but at the same time your cat won’t feel choked and annoyed. It also features a safety mechanism for easy release in case the cat becomes trapped. On top of all this, the collar is actually anti-tick/flea and it works wonders! Eight month protection that’s water resistant and has no smell or grease? Sign me up!
The PetSafe harness is made of thick nylon which provides gentle pressure on your cat’s body and shoulders without choking the neck area. The 4-foot leash can extend up to 6 feet, providing a “give” when your cat goes to the furthest end of the leash. There’s also a safety clip which can be used to apply a longer leash, if you wish to do so.
- Strong and secure
- No choking, only tight around the body
- Available in 6 colors and 3 sizes
- Takes patience and skill to set up properly
Conclusion: Our runner-up leash is absolutely fantastic! It’s surprising when you realize how strong it is, but at the same time it doesn’t constrict or choke your cat one bit! The collar around the neck is present, but it provides minimal pressure and lets your cat move her head and neck around normally. The only issue is setting it up on your cat for the first time, because you have to get everything right in order to prevent her from pulling a Houdini and escaping.
Sometimes your cat gets loose or you decide to release her yourself, that’s why having a personalized collar is important if she ever gets lost. Don’t fret having your cat outside anymore by having a Personalized Reflective Cat Collar in any color you find fits best with your cat’s look.
- Easy to release safety buckle
- Wide variety of colors
- Poor craftsmanship
Conclusion: Although I like the simplicity and the usefulness of this collar I am somewhat dismayed by the fact that after a couple of months the reflective tape started to peel off. But apart from that, considering its low price tag it does the job as intended.
GoTags wants everyone to know that your cat is not a stray one. They made this high quality collar which can have the embroidered info of your cat or its ID tag. It is completely adjustable (8-12 inches) and has a breakaway buckle which snaps open should a cat get caught. It comes in only one color – orange, the color for indoor cats.
- 22 characters for a name and a phone number
- 2 choices – embroidery or ID tag
- Removable bell
- Breakaway buckle
- Breakaway clasp opens easily
- Lettering might be in an inadequate place (so you can barely read it or move the keeper)
Conclusion: Both of my cats love to wander around neighbourhood, so having ID collars is definitely a great idea. We’ve tested both versions, with an ID tag and with embroidery. Cats got adjusted to them in a second, they weren’t even bothered by cute tiny bells. When they started fighting playfully, one collar just snapped open. It’s a nice safety touch, but I think grown up active cats might find them too easy to take off. The embroidery looks nice, however, if you use many characters, you’ll end up with a keeper covering some of the letters.
Pawtitas collar is made of durable materials and it comes in 8 different and beautiful colors. It is completely adjustable, has a safety release buckle and a nice removable bell.
- Glows in the dark
- Safety release buckle
- 8 color choices
- Solar powered
- No ID tag
Conclusion: Our family loves hanging out in the backyard during hot summer nights and I loved the idea of seeing where our cat is all the time. This collar really glows in the dark, but only if your cat has spent most of the day outside. It looks beautiful when it glows, tough! The colors look much better than advertised. I only wish there was an ID tag, in case my cat wanders off.
6.Baltic Secret Flea and Tick Control Collar for Dogs & Cats / Natural Flea Prevention Control and Treatment / Handcrafted from Premium 100% Authentic Baltic Amber That is 50% Higher in Value and Effectiveness
Baltic Secret Collars are completely natural and don’t contain any chemicals. Since they are made of premium quality raw amber gems they effectively repel fleas and ticks. The collar is adjustable and has a light and easy to use design that does not irritate or stress cats. It’s handcrafted using a 100% authentic Baltic amber material and fortified with a natural flea remedy that works well for months.
- Quality construction
- Looks beautiful
- No fleas/ticks so far
- Nice leather area with a buckle to ensure a perfect fit
- Authentic Baltic Amber
- Can catch long fur
- Amber is fragile
- Needs to be taken off in water
Conclusion: I was a bit skeptical of the efficacy of raw amber as a bug repellent, until I’ve tested this collar on my cat that suffers from skin problems due to flea attacks. Ever since my cat has been wearing this collar I haven’t seen her scratch at all. The leather clasp area is well-constructed and adds to the elegance of the collar. However, the amber part is not a stretchy material as I’ve expected it to be, so be sure you are ordering the correct size for your cat. Overall, I would recommend this product. It’s a great natural way to keep those pesky critters off of your cat.
Tagg GPS Pet Tracker is a pet locator and an activity tracker that helps you monitor your pet’s health. Tagg functions with GPS technology and works with any phone or computer with SMS capability, as it messages you by their app or text whenever your cat gets out and then enables you to find your cat on a map. Tagg is lightweight and easily attaches to your pet’s existing collar.
- Long battery life
- Easy to use
- The tracking service is not free (you cannot use the system without paying the fee)
- Updates are only done every 12 minutes
Conclusion: I’ve tested this this product on my cat that likes to sneak out of the house. The best thing about this product is that it works, however, updates are done every 12 minutes, and that’s how long it takes to get a notification. It also has a health monitor that tracks the activity level of your cat and reports it in detail in three different types of graphs. Overall, this is a good product, its software just needs to update faster. I would recommend Tagg Tracker if you have a runner, the peace of mind it will give you will make up for its flaws.