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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Itchy collar

I went away for the weekend, and left Neko two full bowls of food lots of water and a clean litterbox. anyway, i came back and her collar was on the floor torn to shreds. i wonder why she took it off its wasn't a tick/flea collar, it was an ordinary collar. i wouldn't think that it itches her because she has thick fur and the collar isn't on very tight at all.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 10:29 AM
 
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I don't know, my cat doesn't have a collar but when she has an itch it's usually on the neck area. Who knows what it could be that would happen?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 07:12 PM
 
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After seeing all of the lost pets after Katrina, I vowed to get my cats to both wear collars even though they are indoor only.
Calypso can wear one just fine. I finally gave up on Korbel because she was ripping her neck up pretty bad itching at the collar. I thought she'd get used to it, but everytime I put it on her within a week she'd have huge sores from scratching at it. I really don't think it itched so much as she just didn't like it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 12:16 AM
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If your cat has a chip it could be identified and not have to wear a collar.
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If your cat has a chip it could be identified and not have to wear a collar.
Assuming that the shelters and vets in your area have and use the chip scanners. There aren't many in my area that do, so I have opted for collars.

I'm not against chipping, I think it's a great idea in an area where the technology is readily available and being used.
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my cat doesn't have a chip. i don't think that service is avalibile in Israel
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I guess I thought any responsible vet would have one!!!
Wow.. everyone in Tucson has one. Hard to beleive!!

But I do beleive you. I guess your stuck with collars.
Luckily there are so many cute design on them
now youll have fun with it.

For Korbel you should
try the one ~ I think Tim or was it Emily(spacemonkey)
talked about. they are thinner. I tried to look for the website
for the collars but cant find it in my favorite place. Dang.

Does anyone remember where to find these??
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-15-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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I actually ordered one of those. They made me a little nervous, there isn't a safety release. They are made out of climbing rope and have 2 metal things holding it together. The rope will slide between the metal to get bigger or smaller so in theory it should be able to be made bigger if caught on something. But it took quite a bit of force from me to get it to move, so I was a little nervous about leaving it on the cats.
Most vets/shelters around here have the scanners, but not all chips read on all scanners. I have both dogs chipped, but don't have the cat's chipped.
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My kitties are indoor but had them chipped "just in case" something unforseen would occur and they get out. To me it is like an extra bit of insurance. Our Humane Society lets you do a walk in and they will chip them right then and there for $15 each. Its a good deal. If you move you can change their info on line. Its a national site.
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