Spaying and neutering are important steps that need to be done if you have pets at home or have feral furry friends. These procedures help prevent unwanted birth, overpopulation in cats and also prevent tumors in reproductive organs and mammory glands. We all know that taking care of a single pet is already a big responsibility that needs time, effort and resources. Having unplanned litters will take a toll on your time and budget, and on the health of the mother cat.
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures. As a pet owner, you need to take measures to assist your pet during his/her surgery recovery. One thing you can do is to let your cat wear a collar that will prevent licking on the incision. This is to prevent infection and allow the wound to heal faster. But the common recovery collar, sometimes called the “cone of shame”, is made of hard plastic which can be uncomfortable for your pet to wear.
Fortunately, there are alternatives available. There are recovery collars that are made of soft material that will help your pet to move, eat, drink, and rest freely. If your pet finds that collars are annoying, you can try putting a recovery suit on your pet especially if the wound is on your cat’s belly. To give you an idea of some good options for surgery recovery suits and collars, take a look at our list below.
SunGrow Comfy Cone
Make your feline friend feel regal while recovering when wearing the SunGrow Comfy Cone. This cute collar is a great alternative to the regular recovery cones. This is made of soft yet strong fabric and foam that will help your pet to feel comfortable while resting. It is scratch- and water-resistant. Unlike the plastic cones, this is flexible and can act as a soft cushion for your pet’s head providing more restful sleep. It also has a padded inner liner to protect your pet’s neck. It comes in two fun colors: pink and yellow.
Petseek Adjustable Recovery Collar
The Petseek Adjustable Recovery Collar is a donut-shaped protective gear to help your pet recover comfortably while looking cute. It also won’t block your cat’s vision allowing your pet to move, eat, and drink normally. This soft collar is filled with cotton so your pet can sleep on it comfortably and you won’t have to worry about the edges hurting your pet’s neck. It has a cute flamingo pattern that will make your pet look adorable while wearing it. There are three sizes available so you can choose the best fit for your pet.
Coppthinktu Cat Recovery Suit
If your cat is just not into recovery cones or collars, then you may want to try the Coppthinktu Cat Recovery Suit. It is perfect in protecting abdominal wounds and to prevent your cat from licking it. This suit is made from a light and breathable cotton fabric so your pet can be comfortable while wearing it. It is also snug enough to keep your pet’s shaved areas warm. You don’t need to worry about potty use since this suit has a rear opening. Your pet can freely use the litter tray without you having to remove the suit.
Usams Adjustable Cat Recovery Collar
Your pet doesn’t have to wear the dreaded “cone of shame” after surgery. Why not try using the USAMS Adjustable Cat Recovery Collar on your pet? It is a soft and cozy collar made of cotton which provides your pet with comfort during recovery. The flat front will not obstruct your cat’s vision so your pet can eat, drink, and rest comfortably. Oh did we mention the unique slice-of-bread design? It can make your pet look cute and not feel ashamed.
PetCasa Professional Recovery Suit
The PetCasa Professional Recovery Suit is perfect for protecting your pet’s abdominal wound, keeping the shaved area warm, and preventing your pet from licking the wound. It is a great alternative to the Elizabethan collar since it allows your pet to move freely while recovering. This suit is made with breathable cotton fabric so your pet will be comfortable in it. It has a stretchable neckline so it won’t bother or hurt your pet’s neck. It is also easy to clean and dry.
Due Felice Surgical Recovery Suit
If you like would like your pet to look cute but feel comfortable while recovering, then you should get the Due Felice Cat Professional Surgical Recovery Suit. It is made with a soft and breathable fabric, with 95% cotton and 5% spandex, that will make your pet feel comfy. It also helps to protect your pet’s wounds after surgery. It has stretchable arm and neck hems so your pet won’t feel constricted while wearing it. There are even a lot of fun designs to choose from and there are three sizes available so you can find the best fit for your pet.
Good surgery recovery suits and collars can help your cat to feel comfortable while healing. For maximum comfort, make sure to take note of your cat’s correct measurements and match it to the right collar or suit size so your pet can move and breathe freely. Monitor your pet’s condition after surgery. If you notice that there is something wrong with your pet, consult your vet immediately for some advice.