Tags for cats that don't hang?

United States
December 27, 2007 2:45pm CST
I need to find an ID tag for my cat that won't hang too low so as not to have it dipping into her water and food all the time. For Christmas she got a new collar and tag, I got her a silver bone shapped tag and figred that would be shorter so it might work, lol. Yes my cat is wearing a dog tag, lol. Well it's the worst tag for her yet so now she drips water everywhere, as her tag gets dipped in her water and food and makes soooooooo much noise when drinking or eating. I've tried every shape so far and nothing works. What kind of tags does everyone else use? Does everyone have the same problem?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Do you have a Harbor Freight store in your area... a place where tools, etc. are cheap?? I bought a set of alphabet punches at our local. With those and a hammer, you could 'print' a long tag (even from a strip of aluminum can! But be careful!)that could have the ends riveted or even sewn to the collar so it would bend with the collar around the neck...
• United States
28 Dec 07
We have a home depot and and a lowes, I'm sure we have smaller stores of the same type but I'd get lost in a glass of water as my mom says so I stick with the huge buildings with the familiar signs that are easy to ask directions to. That sounds like a cool idea. I had seen a collar with engraving on it before but not only was it expensive, it didn't have enough room. Her tag now has her name, our home phone, both cell phone #'s and our city on it. Then she has a plastic yellow Home Again tag that has her home again ID # and the 800 number on it. A bit much? Yes but I'd rather have all the info on her at all times in case of an emergency then miss a call if she's lost or something like that again.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
28 Dec 07
We had chips injected into our dogs, and they each wear one plastic tag... all the info is on the inside! Sounds like your baby has a hard time lugging all that jewelry around!LOL!
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• United States
27 Dec 07
I got monogrammed collars for the feline portion of my furherd. For my dogs, I got plastic tags and then used those silencers that you can buy for keys. They are plastic and usually in the shape of a circle, but they are designed for use with keys to either silence them or distinguish between the different keys. They work great for my dogs. It's important to use break away collars with cats. They cost a bit more, but if kitty gets caught, they'll strangle themselves getting away from the trap. I had one of mine get trapped in the mini blinds of all things while I was at work. Thank God for break away collars. I found her collar hanging off the mini blinds when I got home. Break away collars either have an elastic band near the closure to allow the collar to slip off if the cat gets tangled or it physically breaks away. Mine all break away. The buckle is on a rotating disk that slips inside the other part of the collar, so when it's pulled, it comes apart. It just slips inside the other part of the collar and works great. No strangled kitties!
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• United States
27 Dec 07
Monogrammed, what a great idea! I normally use the break away or the saftey collars for her. The one she has now is the first that isn't breakaway but it's saftey that has the elastic band on it and I don't put the collars on her tight for just in case and so it won't bother her neck. I love the little bell on the collars because she tends to get in the middle of everyone's feet in the kitchen all too often so the bell helps. The thing is she's got a fear of noises so when the big tags hit her bowls she freaks. I love the monogrammed idea though, no more wet cold metal tags being wiped on my feet!
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I would ask the vet. It has been eons since i've had a cat but i don't recall ever having this problem.
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