Bob Martin velvet flea collars (twin pack) - £1.49 @ Home Bargains
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Bob Martin velvet flea collars (twin pack) - £1.49 @ Home Bargains

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Found 5th Sep 2013
Rather insane price for these - currently retailing at £5.10 on Amazon. They still have 12 months 'best before' on them (I don't know how long flea collars normally have?)

KILLS FLEAS FOR UP TO 4 MONTHS.

Soft velvet finish.
Elastic safety buckle and bell.

The Bob Martin Velvet Flea Collar is an attractive and highly effective way to rid your cat of fleas. With its special velvet finish and felt lining the collar is the comfortable way to help keep your cat flea free.
18% w/w.

33 Comments

Sloth/Mod

Sorry, i really don't mean to put anyone off or ruin a deal but please google on the horror stories of Bob Martin flea collar's. There are many tales of their dangers.

Sloth/Mod

junk4

Yes, when they contained a certain thing called diazinon, which they … Yes, when they contained a certain thing called diazinon, which they stopped using in their manufacturing last year and withdrew from sale. These are fine.



Ah, cool. It was just something i remembered seeing elsewhere.

Mod & Ed

not sure why this was spammed, my sister has just seen them in her local store.

There is a reason why they are cheap! and dangerous!

A friend of mine posted this comment only a couple of days ago:


Please all cat owners take note!!! I bought these flea collars for my 19 week old kittens! Today I just took my kitten to the vet as he is shaking and instead of walking, he is bouncing like a rabbit! The vet has told me it is due to using these collars that he is now poisoned and we dont know wether he will pull through!! Vets are trying to get these off the shelves!! Please go to the vets for products! It will cost more but is safer! Please share to make others aware!!

I'd be wary of Bob Martin products my mum has had problems with there products very recently with her cat which is just recovering now thankfully,
They might appear okay priced but there not once you've got a ill pet and a vet bill on top after using them oO

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afternoondelight

A friend of mine posted this comment only a couple of days ago:Please all … A friend of mine posted this comment only a couple of days ago:Please all cat owners take note!!! I bought these flea collars for my 19 week old kittens! Today I just took my kitten to the vet as he is shaking and instead of walking, he is bouncing like a rabbit! The vet has told me it is due to using these collars that he is now poisoned and we dont know wether he will pull through!! Vets are trying to get these off the shelves!! Please go to the vets for products! It will cost more but is safer! Please share to make others aware!!



Well if it was these exact collars, then they're not designed for kittens, so that might not have helped...

It seems there are horror stories out there, but tens of thousands of cats are also using these collars with no problem at all - mine has been wearing them for 9 years. It's like voting a deal for peanuts cold due to reading a story in the Daily Mail about someone choking on one.

If they were THAT dangerous and poisonous, they wouldn't be on the shelves...!

Whatever has been reported about Bob Martin products is not the issue here, elastic buckle collars are not safe for cats, they can get their legs stuck in them and do a lot of damage, the only collars you should use are the snap release collars which will pop off if they do get a leg stuck

do not buy these unless you want a dead cat

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Havince

do not buy these unless you want a dead cat



So they kill ALL cats, do they? Every single cat who wears one of these collars will die?

I give up. The HUKD intelligence levels slip lower by the day.

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LouVernon

Whatever has been reported about Bob Martin products is not the issue … Whatever has been reported about Bob Martin products is not the issue here, elastic buckle collars are not safe for cats, they can get their legs stuck in them and do a lot of damage, the only collars you should use are the snap release collars which will pop off if they do get a leg stuck



Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be sure your cat isn't suicidal before using them. They can also get stuck to magnets due to the bell on the front, and if they get jam on the collar it attracts wasps. The shiny bell can also attract magpies, and if it's only one magpie, then your cat will feel sorrowful for the next six months. If your cat steps on a crack whilst wearing this collar, it might break its back. And if it swallows an apple pip whilst wearing this collar a tree grows out of its backside.

do not work

junk4

Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be … Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be sure your cat isn't suicidal before using them. They can also get stuck to magnets due to the bell on the front, and if they get jam on the collar it attracts wasps. The shiny bell can also attract magpies, and if it's only one magpie, then your cat will feel sorrowful for the next six months. If your cat steps on a crack whilst wearing this collar, it might break its back. And if it swallows an apple pip whilst wearing this collar a tree grows out of its backside.



Hahahahahahahaha priceless.

junk4

So they kill ALL cats, do they? Every single cat who wears one of these … So they kill ALL cats, do they? Every single cat who wears one of these collars will die?I give up. The HUKD intelligence levels slip lower by the day.




okays ill play russian roullete where it might happen but well...............it might not

junk4

Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be … Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be sure your cat isn't suicidal before using them. They can also get stuck to magnets due to the bell on the front, and if they get jam on the collar it attracts wasps. The shiny bell can also attract magpies, and if it's only one magpie, then your cat will feel sorrowful for the next six months. If your cat steps on a crack whilst wearing this collar, it might break its back. And if it swallows an apple pip whilst wearing this collar a tree grows out of its backside.




bob martin





is that you ?

Original Poster

A 99.99% chance of it not happening is hardly Russian roulette. There's more chance of a cat getting hit by a car or mauled by a fox than there is of one of these collars doing any damage. Make sure you stop eating, by the way, because there's a chance you might choke on your food. And don't drive or get in a car, as you might be involved in an accident. In fact don't leave the house, it's probably safer. Except you might fall down the stairs, so move into a bungalow. Except they'll still have electrical items, so you might get a shock off a plug or something. Move into a field, in a tent. Except make sure it's not a field where there are any foxes, as they might attack you (after killing some cats). Oh just stand still wherever you are right now and don't ever move again, as something might happen to you.

junk4

A 99.99% chance of it not happening is hardly Russian roulette. There's … A 99.99% chance of it not happening is hardly Russian roulette. There's more chance of a cat getting hit by a car or mauled by a fox than there is of one of these collars doing any damage. Make sure you stop eating, by the way, because there's a chance you might choke on your food. And don't drive or get in a car, as you might be involved in an accident. In fact don't leave the house, it's probably safer. Except you might fall down the stairs, so move into a bungalow. Except they'll still have electrical items, so you might get a shock off a plug or something. Move into a field, in a tent. Except make sure it's not a field where there are any foxes, as they might attack you (after killing some cats). Oh just stand still wherever you are right now and don't ever move again, as something might happen to you.



Don't be so defensive over your post, it really is pathetic.

If there's a risk involved with this unnecessary product then why use it, other preventative measures for fleas are available.

If people don't want to use these, get over it and stop challenging every response on here.

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I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that these collars are not the immediate cat killers that some people seem to believe. Unfortunately HUKD is so full of morons and trolls these days, it's hard to know when people are being serious, so the only solution is to assume they are morons and treat them as such.

I'm going to hand in my 'Helper badge' because this really isn't a place I'm interested in being anymore. I haven't had much time to do anything anyway, so I was thinking of 'resigning' as it was, but the more I see threads like this where idiotic viewpoints proffered by absolute cretins are the norm, I know it's time to go.

junk4

I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that … I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that these collars are not the immediate cat killers that some people seem to believe. Unfortunately HUKD is so full of morons and trolls these days, it's hard to know when people are being serious, so the only solution is to assume they are morons and treat them as such.I'm going to hand in my 'Helper badge' because this really isn't a place I'm interested in being anymore. I haven't had much time to do anything anyway, so I was thinking of 'resigning' as it was, but the more I see threads like this where idiotic viewpoints proffered by absolute cretins are the norm, I know it's time to go.




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dont hand in your badge, our city needs you

junk4

A 99.99% chance of it not happening is hardly Russian roulette. There's … A 99.99% chance of it not happening is hardly Russian roulette. There's more chance of a cat getting hit by a car or mauled by a fox than there is of one of these collars doing any damage. Make sure you stop eating, by the way, because there's a chance you might choke on your food. And don't drive or get in a car, as you might be involved in an accident. In fact don't leave the house, it's probably safer. Except you might fall down the stairs, so move into a bungalow. Except they'll still have electrical items, so you might get a shock off a plug or something. Move into a field, in a tent. Except make sure it's not a field where there are any foxes, as they might attack you (after killing some cats). Oh just stand still wherever you are right now and don't ever move again, as something might happen to you.



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Havince

dont hand in your badge, our city needs you



Okay, you've persuaded me.

junk4

Okay, you've persuaded me.




on second thought

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junk4

Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be … Yes, apparently they can also hang themselves from trees with them, so be sure your cat isn't suicidal before using them. They can also get stuck to magnets due to the bell on the front, and if they get jam on the collar it attracts wasps. The shiny bell can also attract magpies, and if it's only one magpie, then your cat will feel sorrowful for the next six months. If your cat steps on a crack whilst wearing this collar, it might break its back. And if it swallows an apple pip whilst wearing this collar a tree grows out of its backside.



Well aren't you the funny little 'helper', i have used elastic buckle collars in the past and experienced a cat come home with one leg stuck in it, i have also seen pics of what damage could be done if the collar is left stuck under the leg for a period of time, but i don't know how to upload it. Obviously its not going to happen to every single cat that wears them but its not worth the risk if you are that bothered about your cat! The fact that these are still on sale makes less aware people think they are fine to use!!! If wanting to educate people makes me a 'moron' or a 'troll' then so be it

Original Poster

Well don't have stupid, uncoordinated cats!

Thanks to those who posted the negatives about these collars, I had heard things in the past but believed they had taken out the dangerous ingredient, they haven't. Although the majority of cats do not die from this treatment there is a large number of cats who are very sick, from burns on the skin where the product is in contact to suspected mouth and neck cancers on cats that did not show any ill effects when wearing the collars, and wore then for years. Therefore I think even if your cat seems fine wearing them it really isn't worth the risk of long term health problems.

I have to say the OP seemed strangely upset by the comments regarding the negative aspects of this product, I would think as he uses the product himself, the comments would have made him do some research as I did. No one wants their much loved pets in contact with anything that may cause health issues surely?

LouVernon

Well aren't you the funny little 'helper', i have used elastic buckle … Well aren't you the funny little 'helper', i have used elastic buckle collars in the past and experienced a cat come home with one leg stuck in it, i have also seen pics of what damage could be done if the collar is left stuck under the leg for a period of time, but i don't know how to upload it. Obviously its not going to happen to every single cat that wears them but its not worth the risk if you are that bothered about your cat! The fact that these are still on sale makes less aware people think they are fine to use!!! If wanting to educate people makes me a 'moron' or a 'troll' then so be it



I agree with you, it's only right that animal lovers share things with others that may be dangerous for their pets.

junk4

I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that … I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that these collars are not the immediate cat killers that some people seem to believe. Unfortunately HUKD is so full of morons and trolls these days, it's hard to know when people are being serious, so the only solution is to assume they are morons and treat them as such.I'm going to hand in my 'Helper badge' because this really isn't a place I'm interested in being anymore. I haven't had much time to do anything anyway, so I was thinking of 'resigning' as it was, but the more I see threads like this where idiotic viewpoints proffered by absolute cretins are the norm, I know it's time to go.




Being an animal lover does not make any of these posters morons, they are just trying to protect cats from the dangers of using flea collars.

junk4

I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that … I'll get over it if people use an ounce of common sense and realise that these collars are not the immediate cat killers that some people seem to believe. Unfortunately HUKD is so full of morons and trolls these days, it's hard to know when people are being serious, so the only solution is to assume they are morons and treat them as such.I'm going to hand in my 'Helper badge' because this really isn't a place I'm interested in being anymore. I haven't had much time to do anything anyway, so I was thinking of 'resigning' as it was, but the more I see threads like this where idiotic viewpoints proffered by absolute cretins are the norm, I know it's time to go.



Dry your eyes, you big girl.

Doods1875

Dry your eyes, you big girl.



Well said!

Doods1875

Dry your eyes, you big girl.



ROFL!! This thread is a Classic!

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Edited by: "zombieman" 9th Sep 2013

Poor Kitty!
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Original Poster

zombieman

ROFL!! This thread is a Classic!



Says the poster who keeps expiring his own deals because they're even colder than this one... X)

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Edited by: "zombieman" 9th Sep 2013
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