How To Measure A Cat For Clothes, Collar & Apparel?

How to measure a cat for clothes, collar, and apparel?

We highly recommend cat owners review this guide prior to making any purchases of apparel, clothing, collars, and accessories. Reviewing this guide below will help ensure that you find the best fit for your cat and help it to stay sophisticated.

There is a large variety of brand names and products for cats, some products may have different sizing guidelines than we provide here.

If your pet’s measurements fall in between two sizes, we suggest ordering the next larger size just to be safe.


It is important to measure your pet to get the best fit collar!

You can do this by using a standard measuring tape. Measure your pet’s neck where you feel the collar should rest. Do not measure too tightly.

Another alternative is to take a piece of string and place it around your pet’s neck where the collar should lay. Then measure the length of the string with a ruler or measuring tape.

A pet’s collar should never be too tight against the skin, so place two fingers under the measuring device to make sure the collar is loose enough for comfort, but not too loose to slip off.

Just a few minutes to take an accurate measurement will help ensure that you will be pleased with your pet’s new collar!


  • Measure the length of the pet’s back from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
  • Measure neck circumference.
  • Measure the broadest part of the chest. If the measurement is between sizes, we recommend going up one size. Also, if the pet has a stout build, a deep chest, or is overweight, we recommend going up a minimum of one size for proper fit. If the animal is long-backed, a smaller size is recommended.

If you are a new cat owner, make sure to check out this checklist for essential shopping.

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