From time immemorial, the collar was associated exclusively with the dog. And even now, most of us have a bad idea why, in fact, a cat needs a collar. In this article, you will get an answer to this question and learn how to put on a collar so that the cat wears it with pleasure.
Let’s start with the fact that today there are a huge number of collars designed exclusively for cats.
- Specialized collars that successfully fight fleas and ticks, can protect your pet from bites on the street, at home or in the country and are absolutely safe for both the animal and its owners.
- Collars that contain pheromones that calm the pet, allow it to get rid of unexpected stress and prevent the appearance of marks. The latter can not be more useful in a city apartment.
- Self-unfastening collars that are optimal for walking with your pet and can save the life of the animal if it is caught on something.
- Collars-jewelry on which you can specify the address of the owner or hang the address book with the phone.
- Electronic collars that allow you to find out where your pet is at any time. Ideal for recreation in the country.
Depending on the situation, you may well need to put one of them around your pet’s neck. How do I do this? After all, it is unlikely that the cat will like this innovation.
Teach the cat to the collar should be from the age of the kitten. At the same time, the collar should not be worn too tightly or, on the contrary, freely – a finger should easily be inserted under it. If the cat is going to wear a regular collar, pay attention to the fact that its clasp is easily opened when snapping, or, in General, buy a self-fastening collar.
Please note that you can not put a freshly purchased collar on a cat. Put it next to her, let her sniff it, play with it, lie down next to it. If the collar smells like the cat itself, it will cause less resistance.
Train an adult cat to the collar gradually, putting it on for a short time and encouraging the animal with caresses and snacks.
When choosing a collar, take into account all the individual characteristics of the pet – its lifestyle, coat length, temperament. For example, the hair of long-haired cats can get tangled in the collar clasp, causing pain to the animal. Naturally, for such cats, the collar should be selected without a clasp.
Do not buy dog collars or put them on kittens under six months of age. Otherwise, wearing the accessory can lead to serious health problems.