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A cat collar has practical uses for you and bonding for your kitty...

The underlying meaning here is that there's more to a cat collar than the official identification, or the alert sound of a jingling bell, that hangs from the little loop characteristic of the adornment around our pets neck.

When I searched the online edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary there was no entry for 'cat collar'. Searching Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, yielded the same result. Nada. But if you type in 'collar' in Wikipedia, this is a portion of what you get:

... "A collar can also be a piece of material put around the neck of an animal, typically a pet, for control, identification, or other purposes. Identification tags and medical information is often placed on collars. Collars are also useful for controlling the animal, as they provide a handle for grabbing.

Buckle collars, also called flat collars, are usually nylon or leather with a buckle similar to a belt buckle or a quick-release buckle, either of which holds the collar loosely around the animal's neck. Usually identification is attached to such a collar; it also comes with a loop to which a leash can be fastened.

Flea collars are impregnated with chemicals that repel fleas. They are usually a supplementary collar, worn in addition to the conventional buckle collar.

Elizabethan collars are shaped like lamp shades and prevent a pet from licking something on their body, usually a wound.

A collar sometimes contains (or has attached) a GPS tracking unit, to locate a lost animal. Alternatively a "backpack" version is attached to a harness."

Doing an online Merriam-Webster search gave a result that was much more extensive, but can be summed up in the following excerpt:

"a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: as a : a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garment b : a short necklace c : a band placed about the neck of an animal d : a part of the harness of draft animals fitted over the shoulders and taking strain when a load is drawn e : an indication of control : a token of subservience f : a protective or supportive device (as a brace or cast) worn around the neck".

Does anyone really need to have the word 'collar' defined for them? Probably not because we have literally "grown up" with the term. Most children have experienced, as they are being dressed and readied for the day or to go to some special event, having their collar straightened as the final touch to being made presentable. That moment is a particularly bonding occasion when finally, at last, the totally business-like bath, the tugging and pulling of clothes and brushing of hair comes to an end with a smiling approval and pat on the cheek from the one person who means the most to you... your mom (or in some cases, your dad).

Fast forward to today. That pat on the cheek is now a distant memory. But, the glow of the affection is still warm and we tend to 'pass it on' to let those around us know how much we care for them. That goes for the cat, too. Moreover, the cat recognizes it as well. It never fails to amaze me how responsive a cat (or dog) is to the attention you give them when placing a collar around their neck. Of course there are those cats who will go bananas trying to get out of a collar, a funny sight in itself. Generally, though, well adjusted cats that you have a strong, loving relationship with will accept the cat collar placement and seem to view it as a bonding ritual between the two of you.

Dressing her properly gives you and your feline friend the ability to interact on a personal level. After all, she wears it willingly (but, if she doesn't you might want to take notice of that reaction), while we tug and pull at it as if we are doting over a child’s new winter coat before they go off to school. Mostly, though, she just loves to be admired, and we are more than willing to oblige her.

Each morning as we dress for the day, consideration needs to be given to your kitten's schedule, too... "What to wear, what to wear?". She'll appreciate being dressed for her day, also. As you rummage through her cat collar collection, she watches patiently, curiously wondering what excitement her day is going to bring. As for the evening, well, that's another story...

Here are some examples of cat collars she has to choose from:

  • If your cat has a cat door (or cat flap as they're sometimes called) she uses for entry into your home. And, you live where other unwanted creatures may also use it, there are collars that electro-magnetically work with the door flap. They will allow only your kitty wearing the special cat collar to enter and bar all other intruders.
  • Cat's are always investigating their domain, poking into every nook and cranny she can find. Bushes and thick brush are uncharted wilderness that need exploring. Before leaving on one of her expeditions, she should always be wearing her "break-away collar", and it needs to be checked to be sure that it's functioning properly. Always keep an extra supply on hand. Of course that also means keeping extra ID and medical tags, too.
  • Worry about losing ID tags is a genuine concern. Imbedding a microchip has become a very effective way to keep track of her without wondering what might happen if she should lose her cat collar and the ID tags with all her most important information. The microchip is implanted into an animal, usually under the skin between the shoulder blades in a dog or cat, the owners details together with information about the animal is then logged onto the central database. Most veterinarians will be able to help you with this procedure.
  • If you really want to be up to date with today's modern technology, there's a flea and tick comb that works on an electronic field principle, keeping these common parasites away with an uncomfortable shocking experience rather than the poison concept of most cat flea and tick collars.
  • This is my favorite... in the evening when it is time to get dressed up.
    Whether for a casual outing or when dressing "to the nines" there's an array of cat collar choices for any kitty. Decorative stitching, fancy necklaces, charms, sparkling Swarovksi rhinestones... even tiaras and barrettes to match. She can even choose to wear her birthstone. Now, when you carry your Alexander (our impetuous Abyssinian cat) down the stairs to meet your evening engagement, the stunning picture will have the double impact of both you and your cat looking fabulous... (see our Cat Jewelry page for the complete story)

It is said that a society can be measured by the way it's pet are treated and pet collars have a checkered history. But, cat collars are useful for day to day functionality, helping to keep our cats healthy, via flea collars, etc., and easily identified. Not to mention the allure your cat attains with the proper "dressy" cat collar. Most of all I believe kittens and cats enjoy our making a fuss over them... choosing and adjusting their cat collar is but one small way of showing they are loved.

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Natural Animal Rechargeable Flea Collar 

  • Cut collar to size and attach around your pet's neck.
  • Apply Insect Shooo to collar at a rate of 2 drops every other day for the first week.
  • Depending on the need, add 1 to 2 drops twice weekly thereafter.
  • For added results, you may apply a small amount of Insect Shooo to each paw and hind quarter using a small cotton ball.
  • The collar is easily set up for quick break away use


 

 

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