The Best Cat Breakaway Collars and Special Collars

Picking the Right Collar for Your Cat

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The Best Cat Breakaway Collars and Special Collars

With today’s seemingly endless selection of everything, even a task like picking out a cat breakaway collar can become a chore. That’s why we put together this list to help you figure out what it is you need.

What is there to say about cat breakaway collars? They go around the cat’s neck and make it easy for others to ID them. Sometimes they protect against fleas. That's it, right? Almost, but not quite. While buying a cat collar doesn’t require the kind of comparison shopping that you might do for a new Blu-ray player or a car, it does help to know specifically what it is you are looking for, as well as all the options you have to choose from. The world of cat collars is expanding, and it is up to you to make the best choice for your feline friend.

Safety Collars

We’ll start simple. These collars are fairly straightforward and provide a place to hang an ID tag. This type of collar is a must for any outdoor cats. We’ve listed only safety collars that are breakaway safe, in that they will snap apart in the event that it gets caught on something, thereby freeing your cat from what might otherwise be a perilous situation. With these you get the added security of knowing that your cat won’t ever get snagged on a branch or a fence.


Pirate Skulls Adj. Breakaway Collar

Cat feeling a bit stifled? Showing signs of resentment for dressing her up in that bright pink collar with the heart shaped tag? Hear her cries for help and allow her to express her individuality with this tastefully macabre collar. She will thank you for respecting her life choices, and you can take stock in knowing that this is just a phase.

    • Cool pirate skull print

Coastal Adjustable Breakaway Collar

Made of durable nylon, this collar will withstand whatever your cat can throw at it. Available in a wide array of colors, so you don’t have to worry about your cat clashing with your outfit ever again.

      • Adjustable size
      • Ultra tough nylon

Ultra Suede Safety Collar

For our feline customers with more refined sensibilities, nylon may not pass muster. We recommend this playful alternative. Sconced in suede, even the most posh kitty will be proud to sport such fashionable neckwear.

      • Comfy suede

Reflective Cat Collar

Cat staying out late? Maybe it’s time to get that night owl one of these highly reflective collars to help them be seen even in the wee hours. Fully adjustable and breakaway safe, this collar has all the amenities of a traditional collar with the added benefit of being reflective.

      • Improved nighttime visibility
      • Available in a variety of colors

Super Star Glitter Safety Cat Collar

Those other colors not wild enough for your psychedelic kitty? Try one of these groovy collars on for size. Breakaway safe, these collars won’t keep your little day tripper tied down. Available in neon green and blue, these collars are sure to be all the rage at the next litter box rave. Time to break out the catnip!

      • Far out color pattern

Flea Collars

If you are letting your cat explore the great outdoors, know that they may bring home more than just tales of marvelous exploits. As we all know, with spring comes the onslaught of bugs, many of which would like nothing more than to make a home for themselves on your adventurous kitty. To prevent your cat from becoming a walking flea colony, try one of these helpful flea collars. Bear in mind, however, that none of these collars are recommended for use with kittens under 12 weeks of age.


Seresto Flea and Tick Collar

  • 8 month protection against fleas and ticks
  • Non-Greasy
  • Odorless
  • Actively repels ticks
  • Waterproof

Hartz Ultra Guard

  • Protects against fleas and ticks
  • Lasts for 5 months
  • Waterproof
  • Breakaway safe
  • Prevents against future infestations by killing flea eggs
  • Also available in a reflective model

Bio Spot Breakaway Flea and Tick Collar

  • Protects against fleas for 8 months
  • Protects against ticks for 6 months
  • Waterproof
  • Breakaway safe
  • Specially designed buckle to reduce neck irritation
  • Protects against future infestations by killing flea eggs

Zodiac Flea and Tick Collar

  • Protects against fleas for 8 months
  • Protects against ticks for 6 months
  • Waterproof
  • Breakaway safe
  • Protects against future infestations by killing flea eggs

Adams Plus Breakaway Collar

  • Kills fleas and ticks for up to 8 months
  • Waterproof
  • Breakaway safe
  • Protects against future infestations by killing flea eggs

Additional Collars


Cat Good Behavior Pheromone Collar

Does your cat get nervous on long trips? Do they scratch up the house when you leave for a business trip? Calm your cat’s nerves with this handy breakthrough in collar technology! The Good Behavior Collar uses pheromones to help your restless kitty settle down.

  • Helps calm nervous cats
  • Breakaway safe
  • Adjustable size

Smart Collar Elizabethan Rigid

For cats that just had surgery or a wound that needs to be left alone, this kind of collar is a necessity.

  • Prevents cats from irritating a wound that needs to heal
  • Translucent  to aid visibility
  • Padded along the edge for enhanced comfort
More on Cat Collars

Are Flea Collars Safe?
Supplies for Your Outdoor Cat
How Flea Collars Work

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