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Hello!

I would like to know if anyone hasa opinions on Breakaway Collars vs. Non-Breakaway (normal) Collars.

I use a breakaway on my indoor kitty and it's popped off a few times. He tends to get his jaw caught in it. (But actually hasn't in awhile since I've tightened it a bit more)

My friend is against Breakaways because they pop off too easily and the cat will have No Identification.

Just wondering!
Thanks!
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My cats are indoors only--I like the breakaway collars. I worry that they will hang themselves with the regular collar. I guess it wouldn't be a good idea to let them go outside with the breakaway collar on. Identification won't do any good if it's not on the cat. I guess that is another good reason to keep them inside!
 

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I don't allow my cats outside either, but I guess we should all have microchips on their ears. Other than that, I like the break away collars. It's sad to think we couldn't get them back, but worse yet if they got strangled! :(
 

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We don't have collars on our cats b/c I'm afraid of strangulation. And we put breakaways on 2 outdoor cats but the collars were gone in a week. So I don't really know a good solution there. Plus, there are so many outdoor cats here that no one would pay any attention to one anyway, so I feel there's not much need for a collar unless you have a noticeable exotic breed or something that someone might take the time to check. Just my two cents...
 

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It's a terrible problem. There are many people who never get their cats back when they get lost. Dogs are more noticeable because they're not supposed to be loose, and they have very distinctive markings. This doesn't mean there's no hope. There is a procedure to follow, which I have posted. If it happens to you, PM me.
 

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I used the breakaway collar on Punky when I first got her. She was mischevious so the bell helped me keep tabs on her. In the first 4 or 5 months I had her it never fell off. But she's indoor only...

A friend's outdoor cat uses the breakaway collar, in the summer months he went through about one a month. Personally, I'd rather keep replacing collars and tags every so often than have a potential strangulation hazard on their neck.
 

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Stormy was indoor/outdoor for a short time at my parent's house. She had a breakaway which she lost once or twice I think. The first time the collar was green...and here I was looking for it outside on the grass! I did find it though and salvaged the tag (which was purple and the only reason I found it).
Now she wears a collar but is indoor only. Not microchipped or tatooed but I should look into that. Justin (my new cat) has never worn a collar so I haven't put one on him yet, but I plan to.
I just make sure the collar is pretty loose on Stormy, not enough to fall off her head but enough room to give her neck breathing room. I also adjust the position of the collar every so often (or try) so that it doesn't stay in one place on her hair.
 
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