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Ancol Brass Cat ID Tube

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Manufacturer: Ancol / Type: Cat Collars, Leads & ID

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      02.10.2010 14:37
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      A cheap way to ensure peace of mind.

      Although I have my cat microchipped I think that a lot of people would only bother to take a strange cat to the vet if he was distressed or hurt. I still worry about if he wanders away and gets lost so he has an id tube that he wears on his collar with my name and telephone number on it. My reasoning for this is that if I personally start to see a strange cat that I have never seen before wandering around my neighbourhood I always pet it and check to see if it is wearing a collar, looks well fed etc to make sure he hasn't been abandoned by someone or is lost. I am hoping that if one day my cat does get lost someone else will do the same thing I do and give me a ring to check and make sure that he hasn't gone missing and is lost. His ID tube is made by a company called Ancol and I bought it from pets at home for £1.50 quite a long time ago now but they are still widely available and I have seen them in many different pet stores not just pets at home so if you like the look of it then finding one shouldn't be a problem. It is such an incredibly simple product being just a brass tube that comes with a bit of paper inside that you unscrew add your contact details to and then screw up again and attach it to your cats (or dogs) collar. The tube has a ring attached to it that you feed through the part of your cat's collar that is for things like this and it is much the same as when fitting a key to a key ring. It's really simple and takes seconds and once on is relatively secure. The size of the ID tube is quite small being only a few centimetres in height and is really light so it is quite unobtrusive when on the collar and shouldn't impede you cat in any way. As it dangles I did worry that he might get it caught on things but this has never happened. As it is made of brass it is completely weather proof and the information should remain dry and easy to see no matter what sort of scrapes your cat gets into. As the tube is so small you will not be able to write a great deal of information and I could only get my name and telephone number on it and it took a bit of concentration to make sure that I wrote them legible whilst ensuring the writing was small enough to fit. As I said previously once the tube is on it is relatively secure but it does seem a tad flimsy as if one good yank and it would come off and this is actually the second one I have purchased because the first one came off and got lost. However this new one has been on for over a year now with no problems so it isn't like you will need to be buying a new one every week. There really isn't a lot more to say about this ID tube. It is such a simple straightforward product that is cheap to buy and good quality. Even though my cat is micro chipped and mainly a house cat I wouldn't dream of not having one of these as even though it might be not be essential it gives me some small feeling of security and peace of mind knowing that if he does get out and gets lost then some good Samaritan might take him in and give me a ring to come pick him up.

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      30.09.2010 20:13
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      None of my cats have ever been allowed and are strictly indoor cats however, I have always ensured that they have some kind of identity on them should they ever accidentally get out of the house (God forbid). I first purchased an Ancol Brass Cat ID Tube a few years ago for our cat Belle. She didn't go out but I felt she needed one. It cost me around £1.50 at the time and they are still very inexpensive. The Ancol one she had was brass and much the same as the one pictured. To me it looks like a little acron and the top of it has little raised bumps and then the lower part of the body is smooth. at the very top there is a little double link which hooks on to your cats collar tightly and securely. You have to twist the bumpy top and this will release the bottom and inside there is a piece of paper to enable you to write your pets name and telephone number and you can also add the address too. The ID tube is about an inch long so it isn't going to look huge on your cat's collar! It hangs quite nicely and doesn't jangle about unless you have a bell on the collar too. The ID tube is made of solid metal and can withstand a few knocks. I don't know how it would withstand with being outdoors though. I should imagine it would still be as durable but I would worry about the collar or the ID tube coming off should your cat ever get into a fight. It is a really simple item. All you need to do is write your cats name, address and telelphone number on the piece of paper that comes with it and slid it back into the tube and screw it back up, making sure it is on correctly and screwed into place as tightly as possible. If you don't tighten it right up, the top and the bottom of the tube will just work loose and fall off when your cat is running about. If the piece of paper it comes with is not big enough, you can always add your own piece of paper but you will more than likely have to fold it over which isn't really an issue. I think the ID tubes are well owrht buying for both indoor and outdoor cats. Although it will never guarantee your cat's safety whilst it is outside it is still a good idea should something happen to your cat or your cat gets lost. It is also a good idea for indoor cats just in case they do ever manage to get outside. The ID tube is nice and cheap and really easy to pick up - eBay has them by the hundreds. Highly recommended product.

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      21.09.2010 13:59
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      A reliable product

      Anyone with a beloved pet kitty will have worried about what would happen if their pet ended up far from home with no identification on them. Although as our cats have been chipped they do seem to carry their kitty passports on them at all times, we always like a bit of extra back up, which can be easily read by anyone in contact with the cats. These Ancol Brass Cat ID Tubes are a product we have used with our cats to offer that little bit of extra piece of mind that means they can be easily identified if they need help, by anyone who comes across them. Using a similar product is something I would recommend to any pet owner. They are widely sold and cheap to buy. ********************************************************** The Ancol Brass Cat ID Tubes are small enough to be placed on even the teeniest kitty cats collar and still not be too heavy or obtrusive. They are easy to use and can be fitted onto your cats collar with the simple slim metal ring they come with. We found our cats soon became used to these. The metal collar fitting ring is placed at the top of the Ancol Brass Cat ID Tube and is looped through the top centre of the ID holder. This makes it simple to fit on to your cats collar, but harder to get off as it needs to be twisted around the D ring on your pets collar to get it on and off. ********************************************************** We have found that Ancol Brass Cat ID Tubes are widely sold and very cheap to buy. They range from as little as £1.20 per ID holder up to £2 at the very most. This means they are very affordable to most cat owners and won't break the bank if you need to replace one. The ID holders are made from a slim yet strong brass material and they come as a 2 piece item that comprises a top which attaches to the cat collar and the storage chamber which holds the important info about your pet. You simply twist the 2 pieces in either direction to open or close them. ********************************************************** You can write in your pets name on the paper provided, your contact number and if you have very teeny tiny handwriting you can also write your pets home address on it too. This can then be rolled up and placed into the brass storage tube and the whole thing can then be twisted tightly closed. The Ancol Brass Cat ID Tubes can be used for both cats and small dogs and placed onto their collars. As they are small and easy to fit they are something I would recommend. We found that they lasted well, but have had losses in the past when our cats have at times come back without their collar on. Still as these tags are cheap to buy they can easily be replaced if needed. ********************************************************** The Ancol Brass Cat ID Tubes are such as simple yet effective way to store your pets basic contact info that I feel they ought to get 5 stars. They fit on easily, don't come apart and are small enough not to be an irritation for your pet when in use. Our cats haven't minded them at all and we like the fact that they can offer a little added help to identify our cats if needed.

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