About three out of four cats seem to be okay with wearing collars, according to the results of a recent Ohio State University study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

In the six-month study, almost 60% of feline tolerance of collars exceeded owners’ expectations that their cat would keep the collar on without much trouble. The authors of the study also advised pet owners that proper fitting, with room for two fingers between the neck and the collar, is critical…and that microchipping cats remains a useful backup identification method.

Convincing cat owners that their pets, even indoor-only cats, need identification is “a tremendous uphill battle,” the study’s lead author said. But “a collar with an ID tag is probably a cat’s greatest chance of ever being re-homed or brought back if it is lost.”