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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok. Today the cat got neutered (its a she) and they gave her this collar thing, a clear one, like they do to dogs to stop them biting the area etc.

Now, my mum says, that she has never heard of a vets giving a cat one of these collar things. She phoned a friend, who has had LOADS (well, like 15) cats, and she said that none of them have ever had a collar, she also bumped into another friend, who has a cat, and they said the same thing.

Its not really a problem, BUT

1) the cat hates it
2) She hasn't slept since she got back (for about 8 hours or something) and shes normally always asleep.
3) -the biggest problem- - She cant walk with it on. She is too small, so it keeps getting caught on the floor everywhere she goes. I would phone the vet, but they are closed, and I would like to have piece of mind before I went to bed.

Should I take the stupid collar off.

Any advice, would be nice.

Reason why its urgent, cause im in england, the time is 12:22, and I gotta wake up in the morning sometime before 8:00, SO I wanna go to sleep, but I cant! Please help!

Thanks
post #2 of 14
I have heard of it and it is so the kitty doesnt mess with the stitches.... before bed try taking it off and watch to see if kitty goes after the stitches
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Good idea, but believe me, if I took it off, its not going back on without a big fuss lol. It may come down to that at 2am when im still laying in bed wondering if she will be ok though lol
post #4 of 14
You can remove it... just keep a close eye on her that she doesn't start pulling on the stitches. She should be just fine. Is she going to sleep with you tonight?
post #5 of 14
All my kitties wore e-collars and didn't mind it too much. Perhaps you can try taking it off and see if she licks her wound too much.
If it is a bit big, you could trim the edge down a bit.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
no, she always sleeps in the living room.... maybe i should just leave it on.

Problem is like i said, she cant walk with it on, so she cant get to food or water or to her litter tray. She has tried, but she cant, as it just keeps dragging on the floor..
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by snosrap5 View Post
You can remove it... just keep a close eye on her that she doesn't start pulling on the stitches...
I agree! It's not good if she can't walk. You'll need to check on her during the night, though.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by murphy575 View Post
no, she always sleeps in the living room.... maybe i should just leave it on.

Problem is like i said, she cant walk with it on, so she cant get to food or water or to her litter tray. She has tried, but she cant, as it just keeps dragging on the floor..
I would go ahead and remove it. All of my girls came home with the collar but they hated it too. So I removed them.

If you could take her to bed with you, you would be able to hear if she starts chewing on her stitches.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for all the replies.

I decided to cut it a bit, enough so she can walk, kinda, but not enough for it to enable her to eat herself.

Thanks once again
post #10 of 14
My boy obviously wasn't spayed, but he had his umbilical hernia repaired at the same time as his neuter. His neuter incision was sealed with glue and he had 5 stitches in his incision in his abdomen. I don't know if this is relevant when talking about a spay, because I have never had a female cat (for comparison for those who can make a judgement on this, he had 5 external stitches along the incision and another 10 dissolving stitches in two layers underneath the incision holding the muscle together). He had a long acting sedative/painkiller and was still woozy when he got home from the vets, but he didn't ever have a collar on. He did pull at his stitches a little the first 24 hours when it was obviously a little sore, but he did not do himself any damage and did not stop himself healing. He didn't have painkillers after that, as our vet said that if he was absolutely numbed to all pain and soreness he may be more active than was good for him. At no time was he in pain, just a little sore for a day or two.

Personally, if your cat is that distressed by wearing the collar I would take it off and just keep an eye on her.
post #11 of 14
None of our cats ever had a collar. The vet just told us to keep an eye on them and if they were not licking a lot more than "normal", not to worry. Bijou and Mika both healed very well and quickly.
post #12 of 14
my mama cat didnt have a collar the vet actully said she would be sore and not want to really strian to lick and when she did her saliva would help her heal i though it was crazy but she was great in a couple of days
post #13 of 14
Two of my girls were spayed last fall, and neither had a collar. In fact, I've never had a cat wear a collar (and I've had quite a few cats). If it were my kitty, I'd take it off. Just keep an eye on her.
post #14 of 14
None of my female cats ever had a collar on and they never bothered the stitches. I would take it off and see how she does. She has to be able to eat and drink. If your going to leave it on cut it down enough so she can eat and drink..
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