Fitting Guide

Cheshire & Wain cat collars come in 3 sizes:

  • Petite: (approx. 17-22cm / 6.6-8.6 inches) for kittens or small breeds (such as Burmese, Siamese, Abyssinian, Cornish & Devon Rex, Singapura etc.) and young or fully grown cats with slim necks.* 
  • Standard: (approx. 19-25cm / 7.5-10 inches inside circumference) for cats of average size. Usually over a year old
  • Large: (approx. 26-30cm / 10-12 inches) for fully grown adult cats that are bigger than average size - Curvaceous kitties (such as Maine Coon, British Blues, Ragdolls, Savannah Cats etc.) - This size is usually for a cat that weighs over 7kg / 15lbs
    *If your cat's neck is under 21cms / 8 inches circumference and fully grown we advise you select the Petite size.
    Cheshire & Wain collars are not suitable for kittens or cats that weigh less than 3kgs / 6.5lbs. We advise that your cat is at least 4 months old to wear a Cheshire & Wain collar unattended.

    Please use the below fitting guide to double check your cat’s measurement. 

    1. Wrap a tape measure around your cat's neck allowing room to fit 1-2 fingers between the tape measure and the neck.

    2. Note down the measurement which will be your cat's neck circumference. (If you don't have a tape measure - use a piece of string and a ruler)

    If your cat already wears a collar that fits well, you can also take it off and measure the inside circumference when it's done up to find out your cat's neck size.

    How to avoid unnecessary loss

    When fitting your cat's collar, make sure it isn't too tight or too loose. There should be room to fit 1-2 fingers between the collar and your cat's neck and be a snug fit. If there is a big enough gap for your cat to slip their paw underneath they may be able to take the collar off. To prevent unnecessary loss please ensure the collar is fitted correctly and that you select the correct size. 
    Cheshire & Wain collars are not suitable for kittens or cats that weigh less than 2.5kgs / 5.5lbs. We advise that your cat is at least 4 months old to wear a Cheshire & Wain collar unattended.


    If you're unsure about anything and need further assistance, please contact us and we will be happy to advise.