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September 7, 2008 | By Gina Z. | 5 answers | Expired: 2277 days ago

Gina Z.

My kitten Luna doesn't like her collar. I don't know if I should keep trying to let her get used to it, or not make her wear it. My Aunt gave me a horrible story of her one kitten got her jaw caught in it when she was trying to get it off. So naturally I got home and she was still trying to get it off so I took it off her. I don't know what to do... I wrote a journal entry about this....You can read it and give me any comments you have. Thanks.

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Deborah S.
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Sep 13, 2008

Non of my cats have collars they are indoors so it is not needed the vet had me take them off when one of my cat's fur was wearing away from it and he said since they were indoors it was not needed

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Suzy
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Sep 08, 2008

If she is an indoor cat, she really doesn’t need one. I only put collars on mine when we travel with them and they all have microchips in the event they get lost. Katie in particular does not like wearing hers and by the time we returned home from our last trip, she had pretty much shredded the outer layers on hers. I think she was going for the designer look :) If yours needs a collar for some reason, make sure it is a safety collar and give her time to adjust. You might want to pet and hold her for a while after you put it on her to give her reassurance. Good luck to you.

Suzy

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Anonymous

Sep 08, 2008

If Luna is an indoor cat then she does not necessary need a collar. I never thought a cat should even need to wear one. It looks very uncomfortable to pets to wear them. My cat does not wear one, because she is an indoor cat and I trust her around the house that she would not run loose.

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Raye C.
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Sep 07, 2008

If your cat is an indoor cat and it is going be indoors all the time you are pobably ok without a collar. I would take your kitten down to your vet or local shelter who ever does your microchiping, just in case he or she does get out someday. I have 4 cats, three will collars the fourth is 6 and will still fight to get hers off, I call her my nudist. LOL

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Sep 07, 2008

Haha, my kittens thought the collar was an annoying play toy on their necks before they got use to it! Make sure you are using a cat safety collar or a quick release collar, just to be safe. There are three ways you can get them use to it. The first way is to put the collar snug (not choking or tight) on the kitten with no bells or tags. Make sure you are home when it is on and let the kitten get use to it, it will take a few days. You can distract him with a toy if he gets to much into the collar. The second thing you can do is sced. feed your kitten. Put the collar on then feed the now hungry kitten (use wet food if you need to). This will help associate the collar with food. It is usually the first 10-15 min when the collar is put on when the kitten is like, whats this? The third thing you can do is to wait for your kitten to get alittle older before introducing the collar. I think all cats/kittens should wear collars for thier own protection. Best of luck!

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