For many cat parents, collars don’t qualify as a “must-have” cat accessory. Luxury cat collars may seem like an unnecessary expense, especially if you have indoor cats. In reality, collars are functional and important safety precautions for almost any pet cat. It’s just a bonus that they look cute too!
Functionality of Luxury Cat Collars
There are a variety of functions a collar can serve for a cat.
The most important function of a collar is identification. Even indoor kitties can benefit from a collar. Your cat might get startled and dart out the front door or may have a day when he or she is feeling particularly adventurous.
These days, microchipping is a common practice, as is scanning found dogs and cats for a chip. However, a collar with your contact information is another layer of protection. Even without tags, a collar by itself is a good indication that the cat isn’t a stray and someone is probably looking for it. Ensuring that your cat has identification can increase the chances of getting him or her home safe and sound.
Preparation for Emergencies
Indeed, some cats dislike wearing luxury cat collars. However, even the most anti-collar kitty can become accustomed to wearing one with patience, time, and some treats. This can be helpful preparation for travel or even emergencies; any unfamiliar situation is usually one when wearing a collar with tags is a great idea.
It may be a good idea to check with your vet first to make sure your cat is up-to-date on vaccinations and flea prevention (if you use it), but walking your cat on a leash is certainly a possibility. It can be an excellent way for him or her to safely explore the great outdoors and satiate some of that infamous feline curiosity.
When choosing a collar for your cat, the most important consideration is likely to be safety. Most cat collars available are “breakaway” or “quick-release.” This refers to a safety feature in the form of a buckle that unclasps on its own when a certain amount of force is applied. It may seem counterintuitive since you want your cat’s ID to stay with them, and ideally, that is the case.
However, it is an important feature for luxury cat collars due to the nature of cats to go exploring or hide in tight spaces where it is easy to get caught on things such as fences or branches. If this happens, the breakaway feature ensures that the cat won’t get strangled by its own collar. This is why it’s a good idea to use a collar and tags in conjunction with other identification such as a microchip.
There may be instances in which a non-breakaway collar is better for your individual cat’s needs. Do some research to determine the best type of collar for your cat.
Luxury Cat Collars for Fun and Safety
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, collars are one way to have fun with your cat’s appearance in a practical way. At Bloire, we are committed to offering high-quality, adorable cat products. Browse our selection of breakaway and non-breakaway luxury cat collars, as well as harnesses and leashes.