How to make my cat's collar fit, can I add more holes?

phish_gwOctober 15, 2011

OK, it's bad enough when I'm between sizes on clothes/shoes/ect., now my cat is between sizes! He has outgrown his 10 inch collar but the 12 inch collar is too big. So he is able to wiggle the 12 inch collar off because it is so big (why wouldn't the collar makers just add more holes). Anyway, does anyone know a good way for me to make my own additional holes in his new 12 inch collar to make it tighter?

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cynthia_gw

Sure you can add more holes :) But there are adjustable cat collars - eg size 8" to 12" that may fit him and have holes that won't fray already in place. Lupine brand collars come in this size.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 11:29AM
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annzgw

Is it a nylon collar? If so, take something metal and pointed, like an ice pick or a skewer, heat it over a flame and then burn a hole into the collar. Mark the area you want the hole before starting the process.

With a cat collar you just need to make sure you don't make the hole too large or the latch may not hold well. Another option is to try a hole punch with a small hole size, then burn the edges to keep them from fraying.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 12:16PM
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phish_gw

Cynthia, I like the collars that allow for them not being able to choke themselves and I couldnt' find them in adjustable so that is why I had my problem.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 11:43AM
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susanjn

Does this cat go outdoors?

If not, what is the benefit of a collar?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 1:35PM
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cynthia_gw

The benefit of a collar for indoor cats is that if something happens (escape, fire, break-in, accident on the way to the vet) the cat has id. All animals should wear id in the house.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 3:52PM
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