A good cat collar is far more than just a fashion accessory. Cat collars are great for piece of mind, and allow you to add a name tag or your contact details in case your kitty gets lost or into trouble, a bell so that it can be heard coming in at night, or be made of reflective material to make sure your cat can be seen at night.
When looking for a good cat collar, you should consider what you intend to use it for. Our cat carries a cat tracker for example, so we have made sure it is slightly more substantial, but it used to have a much smaller version when just wanted it to have a bell.
Before purchasing a cat collar, measure your cats neck with a tape measure, and make sure you buy one with enough slack that won’t be too tight. Cats are adventurous animals and love getting up to mischief so we always prefer to look for a quick release (or similar) to ensure your kitty won’t get caught on anything.
Our Top Picks
We have pulled out the highest rated cat collars from this guide for easy viewing. You can read our full reviews, including our ratings and what we liked, further down this guide. Most collars are adjustable and are suitable for both kittens and cats.
Most Comfortable Cat Collar: pettsie Cat Collar 100% Cotton with Breakaway Safety 5/5
Best Quick Release Cat Collar: Animal Outfitters UK Faux Leather Quick Release 5/5
Best Reflective Cat Collar: Taglory Reflective Cat Collar with Bell and Safety Release 5/5
Best Engraved Cat Collar: JK Leather Cat Collar with Safety Elastic 5/5
So, what are some of the best cat collars in the UK?
We’ve been researched, shortlisted and reviewed over 30 different collars to pick out our favourite collars that are available in the UK. We’ve concentrated on the practicality and performance of the collars to make sure we only recommend the very best.
pettsie Cat Collar 100% Cotton with Breakaway Safety
The pettsie cat collar comes out on top for our most comfortable cat collar. It is made of 100% cotton, and is the softest of all of the cat collars we tested. If your cat struggles with the cheaper quality collars, this high quality collar causes no irritation.
The cat collar comes in two sizes, 12.7-20.3cm and 19-29cm making it perfect for both kittens and cats. The collar is fully adjustable, and comes with a simple vintage ring that will allow you to add your own bell or engraved name tag.
The collar comes with a breakaway safety clip – so if your cat ever gets caught on the collar, it will open immediately when over excessive pressure is applied to it. You can feel the quality of this collar, and it is simple to wash and keep clean.
Animal Outfitters UK Faux Leather Quick Release
This faux leather collar is a very close second choice, and is a great option if you’re looking for a quick release collar. The collar comes in 6 different colours, and the faux leather is great quality (we particularly like the orange).
The collar comes with a small bell, that is convenient but not loud enough to become annoying! The quick release clip is designed to undo when too much pressure is applied to it (which is perfect in case your cat gets it caught on something).
For the money, we think the product provides excellent value for money and is great quality.
JK Leather Cat Collar with Safety Elastic
This collar is exceptional value for money and is the only collar that allows you to customise the name tag to your cat. The collar comes in 6 different colours, and you are able to add 4 different rows of text for the name tag (perfect for your cats name, your telephone and address).
This collar is made of leather, and is slightly thinner than the others we have reviewed. The collar comes with a small bell, but doesn’t have a safety release in the event that your cat gets it caught in something.
Taglory Reflective Cat Collar with Bell and Safety Release
If you’re looking for a reflective collar then look no further! This collar comes in 10 colours, but if you’re looking for a standout collar, the bright green will be hard to miss!
The collar has a quick release clip and comes with a small bell. You get two collars in a pack in the event that your cat needs to use the quick release whilst out and about, and for the money, we thought this provided the best value for money whilst ensuring your cats safety.
Cat collars are an effective method of identifying your cat, but there are several precautions to be considered. If you are using an elastic collar ensure the elastic band is not loose since your cat’s jaw or paw may get stuck in it. The bell attached should not be too large that it can get stuck onto something and above all, your cat should not react to anything attached to the collar.