Collars are typically associated with dogs, and it’s much rarer that one sees a cat lounging in the sunlight with a collar around his or her neck. Especially when cats are usually inside, it may seem unnecessary to decide to use a collar on a feline pet, in addition to be an extra annoyance on the cat. However, many cat owners have decided that cat collars are important, and insist on this form of identification to be adorned on their pet at all times.
If your cat stays inside its unlikely that having a collar with your contact information on it would be necessary. However, in the off chance your cat ever managed to get outside through an open door or window, having a collar would increase the chances of your pet being found, as anyone who picked up the cat could easily call the number on the collar and return the kitty to his home. Not all collars have to have identification on them. Even a decorative collar could increase the chances of returning a lost pet. A cat that has a collar signifies to anyone who finds him that he’s got a home and is a pet, and isn’t just a stray cat. This would help ensure that anyone who finds him would put notices in the newspaper and around town that a cat has been found, instead of dismissing that cat as a stray or turning him into an animal shelter. A wide range of colourful or fancy cat colours can be found, and you can even purchase designer cat collars to really make your cat stand out. In addition, if your cat was lost, you could use the collar as a method of identifying the cat by mentioning the collar in lost cat ads.
If you have a cat that enjoys spending time outside, getting a collar offers further benefits. Because your pet spends more time outside, having a collar would ensure everyone that sees him would know he’s a pet. However, keep in mind that not all cats will react kindly to having a band around their necks, and their skin may become irritated, especially in the beginning. By weighing the pros and cons of cat collars, you can make a good decision about whether they’re a good option for your feline.