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im not sure if I’m posting this question in the correct location but I need some ideas/suggestions for caring for a cat after being spayed. I have an appointment to have a cat spayed in a few weeks and was told she would be sent home wearing one the collars. My concern is how much it will freak her out. The cat freaks out quite a bit, when I put her in the carrier she growls, she growls when she’s at the vet’s office etc.
She seems very hyper so I’m concerned how she’s going to act with the collar. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with what could be used instead. I know those things make it very difficult for the animals to eat/drink. I know she’s going to be fighting with trying to get it off.
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I had a similar issue play out with one of my cats recently. He Is a bengal/siamese and very high energy. Also a little too smart for his own good. He freaks out at the slightest notion of stress or anxiety provoking situations. So when he got neutered I knew it would be an issue but I told myself I would persist on placing a cone of inflatable donut on him. Well that lasted less than an hour after returning home from surgery. He was supposed to be tired, sore, and lazy for awhile after anesthesia wore off and pain meds kicked in. Well instead, when I placed the cone on him, he was restless and paced around the living room aimlessly. He was walking awkwardly and was very confused. I could not get him to mellow out and he was still managing to lick his incision. He is a long cat so he was able to get the angle just right up against a wall. So the cone was not helping and he was stressed out. I decided to just wing it and take the cone off and keep an eye on him. He licked the incision a bit and then left it alone. I presume he just wanted to get the vet smell off of himself. So my advice would be to just try your best and if all else fails just watch diligently for over-grooming of the area or biting at the stitching. I also checked the incision site at least a few separate times each day to watch the progression of healing.
 
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I had a similar issue play out with one of my cats recently. He Is a bengal/siamese and very high energy. Also a little too smart for his own good. He freaks out at the slightest notion of stress or anxiety provoking situations. So when he got neutered I knew it would be an issue but I told myself I would persist on placing a cone of inflatable donut on him. Well that lasted less than an hour after returning home from surgery. He was supposed to be tired, sore, and lazy for awhile after anesthesia wore off and pain meds kicked in. Well instead, when I placed the cone on him, he was restless and paced around the living room aimlessly. He was walking awkwardly and was very confused. I could not get him to mellow out and he was still managing to lick his incision. He is a long cat so he was able to get the angle just right up against a wall. So the cone was not helping and he was stressed out. I decided to just wing it and take the cone off and keep an eye on him. He licked the incision a bit and then left it alone. I presume he just wanted to get the vet smell off of himself. So my advice would be to just try your best and if all else fails just watch diligently for over-grooming of the area or biting at the stitching. I also checked the incision site at least a few separate times each day to watch the progression of healing.
I guess I’ll have to play it by ear and see how things go..your cat sounds so much like mine. Actually she’s my granddaughter ‘s cat who she got from me but I had told them I would pay for the spaying. I’ll keep her at my house for a few days to see how she acts.
 

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im not sure if I’m posting this question in the correct location but I need some ideas/suggestions for caring for a cat after being spayed. I have an appointment to have a cat spayed in a few weeks and was told she would be sent home wearing one the collars. My concern is how much it will freak her out. The cat freaks out quite a bit, when I put her in the carrier she growls, she growls when she’s at the vet’s office etc.
She seems very hyper so I’m concerned how she’s going to act with the collar. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with what could be used instead. I know those things make it very difficult for the animals to eat/drink. I know she’s going to be fighting with trying to get it off.
Thank you in advance.
My cat did the same things.So what I did I would take collar of for little bit at different times during the day but under SUPERVISION at all times.Rub n scratch around the neck area along with the cat.:goodluck:
 

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I never once used an ecollar for a spay or neuter UNLESS they were irritating it or it wasn't healing well. It is ok for them to even lick it a bit. The key is to not let them run around the house like a maniac and climb stairs and jump around on cat trees and stuff. Recovery is usually pretty quick, they bounce back fast, unless your cat is older it might take a bit longer.
 

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I have never used a cone either and have spayed too many to count. I erally think teh cone freaks trehm out too much. The last little stray was a rough one, she laid still and did not move, eat or drink for two days. I kept her inside for a week before letting her back out because she was in heat when I had it done. She is fine now, but still doesn't eat much. I only saw her lick her incision once and just for a few seconds. some bounce right back amd tehn some take at least two days before even starting to come around.
 
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I never once used an ecollar for a spay or neuter UNLESS they were irritating it or it wasn't healing well. It is ok for them to even lick it a bit. The key is to not let them run around the house like a maniac and climb stairs and jump around on cat trees and stuff. Recovery is usually pretty quick, they bounce back fast, unless your cat is older it might take a bit longer.
I’ve had 7 rescue cats neutered/spayed by a clinic and none of them came home with a collar. I had kept them in a small room for a couple of days, but it’s literally impossible finding a place where they don’t have anything to jump on. But thankfully they all recovered fine and are now my indoor cats. But since this cat is very active I don’t know how she’ll do “without” a collar or even “with” it.
 

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i never thought of using a cone or anything like that for any of the cats i've had spayed or neutered. none of our vets ever suggested it, either.
 

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i never thought of using a cone or anything like that for any of the cats i've had spayed or neutered. none of our vets ever suggested it, either.
Some vets dont.And its fine.U just have to keep a.non stop watch on the cat or cats
 
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