Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Buying Kitten Collars as a Gift to Your Cat

When you bring a new kitten home, there are many things that you have to have. Many people forget to buy kitten collars because they think they don’t need them. Truthfully, you should make sure you have a collar on your cat as soon as you get home. There are many reasons for this, and the biggest one being safety. You may think that your kitten will not venture outside of your home, but if there is any chance for them to do so, they will find a way. If they do not have a collar, no one can return them to you.

You will want to find kitten collars that have room to grow. However, you do not want any that are exceptionally large. It has to fit securely around their neck, but also must have room for them to grow. You should check your kitten collars quite often. Make sure that as your kitten grows, the color is loosened to accommodate that growth. If you do not loosen the collar, they will choke as they get larger. Kittens tend to grow rather quickly, so make sure you check them very often.

When you bring your kittens home, make sure you add identification tags to your kitten collars. In the event that your kitten gets out of your home, you want to have clear information about where they belong, and how to reach you. Your kittens are extremely curious, and if there is an opening left where they may venture outside they are likely to do so. When someone finds your kittens, you want to know that they can bring them home to you safely as soon as possible.

Also make sure your kitten collars will not slide off from their heads. While it is important to keep them loose enough so that your kittens do not choke, you have to make sure they cannot get out of them. If you have ever seen a cat or kitten try to get out of their collar the first time you put it on them, you know what I mean. Most young cats will get out of their kitten collars at least once or twice before they get used to them. That is why it is important you always check to make sure they are still wearing them, and that they are comfortable. You should also make sure the identification tags have not been removed.