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

Posted by phish (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 15, 11 at 10:33

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

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.

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

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.

Thanks aanz, that worked perfectly!

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.

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

Does this cat go outdoors?

If not, what is the benefit of a collar?

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

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.

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