Purrfect Safety: 7 Pro-Tips to Avoid Cat Choking Hazards When Wearing Cat Jewelry

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Purrfect Safety: 7 Pro-Tips to Avoid Cat Choking Hazards When Wearing Cat Jewelry

Fancy a twinkling charm around your feline friend's neck that matches your own favorite piece of cat jewelry? It's purrfectly adorable, isn’t it? Well, hold onto your litter scoopers because we’re about to take a deep dive into safety land.

1. Choose Cat-Safe Materials

Just like the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold”, similarly, not all that glitters is safe for your cat. When shopping for cat jewelry, choose items made with materials that are non-toxic, lead-free, and nickel-free as they are safer for your pet.

2. Opt for the Correct Size

Your cat might be a fur real queen, but she doesn't need a crown to prove it! Especially if it's too big and could potentially choke her. Always check and double-check the jewelry size before making a purchase and regularly thereafter.

3. Do Regular Jewelry Checkups

Yes, just like your teeth, cat jewelry requires regular checkups. Look for loose components that could pose a choking hazard and ensure clasps and connections are secure.

4. Invest in Breakaway Cat Collars

If your heart’s set on collars, choose breakaway styles. They're designed to, well, break away when there's too much pressure, avoiding choking situations. So, your cat can strut her stuff – just like a runaway – without the danger.

5. Keep an Eye Out!

You've heard the phrase, 'Curiosity killed the cat,' right? Well, it wasn’t kidding. Cats are naturally curious creatures and can often get into dangerous situations. So, keep an eye on your cat when she's wearing jewelry, and make sure she's not trying to chew or swallow anything tricky.

6. Go for Lightweight Designs

If it comes to a battle between gravity and your cat, gravity always wins. Opt for lightweight jewelry pieces that your cat can comfortably carry without risking choking.

7. Trust Your Cat's Comfort

Lastly, but never leastly, if your cat seems uncomfortable or tries to chew off the jewelry, take it off immediately. A piece of diamond studded jewelry is not worth more than your cat's safety and comfort. Remember, diamonds are forever, but so should be your cat's life.