The head peep had the opportunity to meet the folks from Lupine at Global Pet Expo earlier this year, and she agreed that Pierre and Newton would love to try out their line of cat collars. It was a really exciting day when they arrived.
Newton: Whoa, what are these?
Ashton: I don’t think I like the look of this!
Newton: They’re not for girls anyhow, Ashton. These are mancatly collars, and I think I want this one!
Pierre: That leaves this one for me.
Newton: Check this out! This is my old collar on the top and my new collar on the bottom. See how much thinner my new collar is? That means it’s going to be more comfortable.
Pierre: And if you look really closely, you can see that the stitches themselves are colored. I have had collars where the design was painted on, and it rubbed off after a month or two. This collar is going to stay vivid and colorful for a long, long time.
Pierre: And the collar looks really handsome on me, too!
Newton: Not as handsome as my collar looks on me!
We did run into one problem with the collars. Pierre has always been bad about chewing his collar, and he took the first opportunity to chew his collar into a soggy mess.
This happened because the collars are sized to fit a large cat, so that even on a cat Pierre or Newton’s size, there is a fair amount of webbing that folds back over itself. You can see it gapping a bit in this photo of Newton.
The head peep talked to Scott from Lupine about why they hadn’t chosen to implement a little keeper that would hold the loop of webbing Pierre wanted to sample flat against itself. Scott said that they had not done so because they were worried about it being a safety hazard. The head peep suggested offering multiple sizes of cat collars to minimize issues with cats like Pierre in the future. We aren’t sure whether how seriously they will take her suggestion, but we hope they might implement it even though the core of their business is obviously dogs rather than cats.
But the best thing is that even if you do have a cat who wants to chew up his collar, Lupine offers guarantees their collars, even if chewed. We thought that guarantee was just because they mostly sold dog collars, but Pierre made it clear that the guarantee is for cats, too. Combined with the quality of the collars themselves, the guarantee makes Lupine collars something that your cat will be able to wear for many years. We give them our paws up of approval!
FTC Disclosure: We received these collars at no charge for evaluation, but all opinions expressed in this site are our own.