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Spaying Time/Wait List Information

When it is time to take your kitten to the vet for spaying/neutering, more than likely your vet will expect your kitten to wear a collar after the surgery for up to ten days.  This collar is supposed to keep the kitten from chewing at her stitches and possibly opening the incision or causing an infection.  Most of the time you are given a firm plastic collar that cats abhor – many people call it the Cone of Shame. So who designs these things – definitely not an animal lover!  And as lovers of kittens, we sometimes feel so sorry for our little one, that we take off the collar or some kittens find a way to take it off themselves. This is not good.  Three of our great pet parents have shared ideas of what to use in place of the dreaded hard plastic collar:

Michelle F. sent us two photos of Sally.

Sally's vet at least tried to give her a kinder collar. This one is softer. The problem was, it is way too big and she kept tripping on it.

Sally’s vet at least tried to give her a kinder collar. This one is softer. The problem was, it is way too big and she kept tripping on it.

Michelle found this donut collar. She did not like it at first but once she got used to it, she could get around with no problem.

Michelle found this donut collar. Sally did not like it at first but once she got used to it, she could get around with no problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa had previously recommended this collar she purchased when Chloe was spayed:

I believe Lisa purchased this on Amazon.. It is named  Kong  Cloud E-Collar. She purchased the x-small.

I believe Lisa purchased this on Amazon.. It is named Kong Cloud E-Collar. She purchased the x-small.

 

My favorite of all time is what Michelle M. created for Kona.

http://www.plaincitylife.com/2013/07/diy-substitute-for-e-collar-for-cat.html?m=1

You will notice that all the above kittens are girls. Very rarely do vets recommend a cone for boys after they are neutered so before you purchase one of the above, ask your vet if your male cat will need a cone.

 

WAITING LIST IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In my last post, I stated when our waiting list reaches 25, we will close it.  That has happened so until further notice, we will not accept waiting list deposits.

Instead, if you would like us to, we will be happy to take your information — name, email address and phone number. Once the list reopens, I will send an email or call you to give you the opportunity to join the waiting list.

 

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