Please find below a guest post by Neil B on how collars can help keeping your cat safe.
There’s no doubt about it, our cats are unbelievably important to us, so when they go missing, no matter how temporarily that may be, we are understandably worried. Cats are adventurous creatures and love to explore their surroundings; this means they are likely to do a disappearing act on a weekly basis. More often than not they will reappear of their own accord (or when they get hungry!), and nine times out of ten you have nothing to worry about.
To give yourself piece of mind, it’s super important to make sure that if they do get a little lost, you can quickly identify your feline friend and bring them home safe. Cat collars are perhaps the most effective way you can use to ensure your cat doesn’t go missing for long. Here are just a few key ways you can use them in order to keep your cat safe and sound.
1. Attach a Bell
Bell’s are not just there for decoration. Attaching a bell to your cat’s collar will allow you to listen for your cat even if you can’t see them. If your cat becomes trapped up a tree or camouflaged in the foliage, a bell is a priceless device as it will alert you to their whereabouts, especially if they become distressed. Of course, it’s more likely that you will hear this tiny jingle every time your pet is ready to be fed, but it’s better to be safe than sorry
2. Reflective Collars
Reflective collars like those available from Collars and Tags, are a godsend, especially in these long, dark winter months as they allow you to locate your cat even on those pitch black wintery mornings. They come in a variety of colours too, which means you can pick one to suit your cat’s personality which will also help you to identify your cat more quickly. As well as allowing you to find out your cat’s whereabouts more quickly, it will also make them more visible to drivers and other pedestrians too.
3. Kitty GPS
If you want to make sure your cat is extra safe, you could always invest in a GPS for their collar! Yes, this is in fact a real thing and is a sure fire way for you to locate your cat as soon as they disappear. The GPS device is simply attached to your cat’s collar and you’re good to go and as long as your pet doesn’t manage to unclip its collar, then you will easily be able to track your pet no matter where they might end up. Not only is this a super useful methodof keeping your cat safe, it sounds like it could be extremely interesting too!
Of course, when you fit a collar, you must ensure that it is fitted safely and correctly, or else you could risk your cat becoming tangled and trapped – especially if they’re partial to tree climbing or hiding in the bushes. Make sure the collar is tight without becoming uncomfortable for your cat and that it is fitted with a quick release fastening, so that if you pet does become tangled or trapped they can make a quick escape.
Thanks for reading and we hope you found his information useful.