E Collars


Filed in Cats, Safety

When cats have an operation, such as getting fixed, or when they have a wound mended, chances are they'll get an E-collar to help with the healing process.

Cats are natural lickers and will want to lick their wounds. Sure, you can tell them not to, but like any good cat, they won't listen. That's why, in order to keep them from disturbing the wound or stitches, your veterinarian will put an Elizabethan or E-collar on your cat.

Basically, an E-collar prevents your cat from doing more harm. The only issue you may encounter, is that the unwanted intruder might depress your cat. He may look like he's moping. Although this could be true to a degree, it's more about your cat's new lack of peripheral vision and limited movements. Get ready for him to bump into things for awhile, including you.

This foreign object will be, well, foreign to you cat, and he'll want to take it off. Make sure it's snug enough to prevent that from happening, but not so snug it'll cut off the circulation.

Many E-collars are fastened by velcro and easier to fit than most types.

It's really important that you don't let your emotions get in the way of helping your cat heal. If your cat is allowed to try and clean his wounds or remove his stitches before it's time, you'll be back where you started - and with more medical bills. So, try to suppress those urges and leave the E Collar on.

My Mutt Program
My Mutt Program

Donate to a rescue or shelter, and Pet Food Express will celebrate your gift with a My Mutt poster of your pet displayed in our store! Get details here

Visit petfoodexpressadoptions.com
Adoptions to Date: 61087

Rescue a friend in need.

There are thousands of pets available from over 100 California rescue organizations, just waiting for your love. Find your match today! Search Adoptions

Rescue a friend in need.
It's Pet Food Express Day in Oakland!
It's Pet Food Express Day in Oakland!

New Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf proclaims January 11 as Pet Food Express Day in the city of Oakland. Read the full story

Follow Us: