I got this collar for a foster kitten I have. She is allergic to almost everything; so I figured Soy Collar should be ok for her. She had it on for less then 24hr, she got it off so I picked it and clipped it back on and then the clasp broke. I understand that it is a breakaway collar but other collars I have that are breakaway the clasp has never broken so easily. For the money I spent on it, it shouldn't of breaking in less then 24hrs.
If you're cat loves to play, DON'T BUY THIS!!!
Twice bought, twice broken.
My wife and I picked up one of these "New Earth" collars at our local Pet Shop as our 4 year old lady-cat had lost the collar she we had bought for her as a kitten. Within a week the first collar started showing signs of failure; the clasp kept coming undone. Finally, by the second week, the collar clasp had broken entirely.
Enter the second "New Earth." Thinking the first break a fluke I picked up a second one of these. Even faster than the first I watched the second collar fail in the exact same place right before my eyes. Our 4 year old lady-cat has a litter-mate sibling who loves to play with her. She usually wants nothing to do with it. In a very fast wrestling take-down (think college wrestling NOT "pro") our lady discourages such play by falling to the floor pulling her brother down on top of her. It was while executing this classic move, I saw the "New Earth" cat collar break at the clasp again, and remain on the floor when both cats walked away.
Repeated Pattern of Failure. Upon examining both collars I saw that the break occurred at the exact same place: at the clasp. The break appears to be a result of a poor design choice inherent in the breakaway collar. The retaining tension tabs are made of a vey weak grade of plastic, prone to breaking where the tab locks the clasp. I'll assume the makers of this collar will blame the cat-play as unusual "wear and tear," but given how our cats' past (and current on the other cat) collar's breakaway clasp had lasted 4 years without failure, would seem to contradict that possibility.
Avoid this collar unless you have a completely sedentary, immovable cat.