My 6 month old baby kitten got speyed today she won't wear her collar. She got it off in the carrier on the way home. When we put it back on when we'd been home for 30 min she went mad running about banging off the table trying to get it off . The vet said she had to wear it if not tonight tomorrow. I'm worried she'll do more damage to her self running about trying to get it off . The wee thing was so scared .
We spay many thousands of cats every year and never give out collars. There is never a problem. Our stitches are internal though . Can you see big stitches on her side? Either way I would leave the collar off and just keep an eye on her.
Mine got spayed a few months ago and the vet said the collar wasn't needed. When she got out of her carrier at home she hid under a sofa and stayed there for hours. She just wanted to sleep bless her. She didn't touch the wound at all. My advice would be to just let her be, it's a big ordeal and she will still be under the effects of the drugs.
Thanks for all your replies , we got the collar back on and she was less stressed about it no running about . It's good to know though if she doesn't keep it on it will be all right as long as we keep an eye out for her messing with her wound . Her stitches are internal so hopefully she won't be able to,do any damage .
My cat flatly refused to keep her collar on. She was stressing so much it wasn't worth it. Unfortunately she did pull her stitches out! But she was fine. The vet suggested putting a babygro on her which might work.