How To Avoid Cat Collar Injuries

Cat collars are great for making sure that your cat can be easily identified if they get lost.

Of course, microchipping your pet is the best way to ensure that your pet stays safe and identifiable, but the collar helps give a visual ID to your pet as it contains their name and a contact phone number.

Cat collars can also be fun to personalize, as you have so many different colors and patterns to choose from, you can easily find something that aligns with your cat’s personality.

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Some collars can even have useful properties, like having little bells so you can hear your cat coming, or having attachable reflective strips so that your cat can be more visible to cars at night.

While cat collars have their benefits, there is also a risk that comes with your cat wearing a collar.


If your cat is outdoors, you might want to get one of those collars that has a safety clasp that just quick releases should your cat get tangled in shrubbery so that they can avoid injury, or worse, accidentally strangling themselves.

But perhaps the best thing that you can do to ensure that your cat doesn’t get injured from wearing a collar is to simply make sure that the collar fits properly.


There is a pretty simple rule to making sure that a cat’s collar isn’t too tight: You should be able to stick two fingers underneath it.

It’s a good idea to frequently check that this still applies, especially if your cat is still growing up.

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Of course, if there are still any concerns that you might have, or if you think their collar might be causing them discomfort, you can always speak to your vet.

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