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Getting Purrsonal – Hot Under the Collar
By Tania Marie de Saram
We all want to protect our fur babies and make sure they can be returned to us if they wander too far from home. But are cat collars really the best way to do this?
Whilst it is a legal requirement that dogs in public wear a collar, the PDSA suggests cats are better without one. They may struggle with knots which can lead to irritation and bald patches, and even ‘quick-release’ collars could pose a choking hazard. Also, those with flea treatments included do not necessarily offer the best defence against these little biting critters.
Cats are notoriously smart. Even well-intentioned owners trying to protect wildlife from their feline’s attacks by using bells on collars, may find that they become stealthier to hunt their prey.
To make sure your cat can be identified when lost, here at Purrfect and Pooch we suggest you ask your veterinarian about microchipping, for safety and peace of mind. ❤