Personalized cat items are gaining in popularity every year. The concept of a gift for your cat is all the more special when it has a personal touch, for example by having a name or birthday engraved into the item.
In this article we will compare some of the more popular collars and recommend a few of the best personalized cat collars of 2020 that we were able to find. We will also look at some of the different features that define the quality of a collar, and explain which one would suit you best.
Top 3 Personalized Cat Collars (Recommendations)
GoTags Personalized Nylon Breakaway Collar (8 to 12 inch neck)
1. GoTags Personalized Nylon Reflective Breakaway Cat Collar with Bell (8 to 13-inch neck)
Our favorite personalized cat item is the nylon reflective engraveable collar from GoTags. It hits every mark and is made from a very durable nylon material that is non-snagging and will last for years.
You can easily customize the product by providing up to 21 characters (including spaces) with your order, which will be engraved into the collar. 21 characters provides enough space for a name and telephone-number to call in case your pet went missing.
Some more premium features on this collar: a breakaway part for extra safety, reflective properties make it easier to locate your cat in the dark, and it comes with a detachable bell that can potentially warn other animals when your cat is out hunting.
- The nylon material is both soft and super durable
- Breakaway part for extra safety
- Engrave with up to 21 characters
- Removeable bell attachment
- Comes in 5 colors: black, orange, red, blue and pink.
- Easily adjustable for secure fit around a neck between 8-13 inches
What to look for in a personalized cat collar
Despite what some people might think, a solid collar is one of the best possible investments you could make for your cat’s future safety. You may think your pet loves you so much she would never leave your side, but cats are adventurous animals by nature: there might come a day when something peeks their curiosity and they try to wander off. In these situations you will certainly not regret putting on a collar with a personal ID engraving or tag.
But when chosing a product, how do you go about making a good decision. That is the question we tried to answer with this article. The following is a list of things to look for when buying a personlized collar for your cat, sorted in our personal order of importance. We chose our top 3 products based on the fact that they score really well in some of these key areas:
If you ask us, the single most important aspect of any collar (whether it’s for cats, dogs or any other animal for that matter) is whether it can be securely attached around the neck of your pet. The major takeaway here is that you have to take your cat’s neck measurements and see if they fit with the collar first. Also not entirely unimportant is the amount of stretch in the material, as well as the quality of the buckling mechanism that is used to secure it.
When buying a new collar, your probably intend to use it for at least a few years before it has to be replaced – you certainly don’t expect a brand new cat collar to tear or snap after just a few months of use. One of the major things that determines how durable a personalized collar will be is the material(s) used for the strap. Collars can be made from a variety of materials, with leather or nylon webbing being the most common. Less commonly used materials are metal, polyesters and vinyl woven with cotton.
Some of the most durable and comfortable (and also more expensive) materials that we find in collars are leather & nylon fabrics. These premium materials should last you at least 2 years before wear and tear really start to set in.
A breakaway is a part in the collar strap that is designed to come undone from too much tesion, which is often the case when the collar gets snagged on a tree branch, fence, or any other object that is sticking out. Personalized breakaway cat collars add some additional safety and help prevent your pet from getting trapped and potentially even hanging him or -herself.
Cat collars with a breakaway cost a little more, but the extra safety makes it a desireable feature. We highly recommend picking a cat collar with a breakaway part. The benefits could potentially save you a lot of trouble and heartache in the future.
Since your cat will (hopefuly!) wear this product for the rest of her life, the collar should be reasonably soft and comfortable to wear on the inside of the strap. This mostly comes down to material choice; softer fabrics cause less friction than more rough ones.
Many collars come with a bell attachement designed to produce sound, and some of the bells are pretty big. A large bell may seem like a fun and useful addition at first: you never lose track of your cat. But trust us when we say, that after a few weeks the sound can get pretty tiresome. Your cat will probably not be super happy about becoming a walking orchestra either.
If you want to pick up a personalized collar with a bell, we suggest you stick to smaller bell attachments and preferably go with a product that allows for easy detachment.