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    Recovery Cat Cones

    Your cat will need a little extra attention while recovering from an injury or surgery. Part of that responsibility will be providing the proper first aid to help prevent infection or other complications. Recovery cat cones are a great tool to limit your cat’s ability to lick, scratch or chew at the injury or surgical site. Talk with your veterinarian about how long your cat will need to wear their cone.

    FAQs About Recovery Cat Cones

    A cat cone is a collar with extended sides that helps prevent a cat from licking, chewing or scratching their face or body, often used post surgery for recovery.

    A cat cone helps protect a surgery site from licking, scratching and chewing.. Because neutering sites tend to be minimal, however, your cat may not require a recovery cat cone following that surgery. Always discuss post-surgical care with your veterinarian, including whether and for how long they should wear a recovery cone.

    Your cat will not be able to properly groom themselves while wearing a recovery cone, so you’ll need to help... Provide lots of skin stimulation and brushing to help keep mats away and fur clean.

    There are alternative options to traditional Elizabethan-style collars, sometimes referred to as E-collars. Look for an inflatable cat collar or a comfy cone. Talk to your veterinarian about the best option for your cat.

    Your cat should be able to eat and drink normally while wearing a properly fitted cone, although you may need to make a few adjustments. Make things easier for your cat by raising their bowls off the floor or substituting their usual bowls for larger ones or ones with more accommodating shapes..

    Cat cones are used to help prevent your pet from licking, chewing or scratching at a surgical site, injury or rash.

    Until the surgery site has healed or until the sutures and/or staples have been removed, usually about 10 to 14 days. Consult your veterinarian about when it is safe to remove the cat cone.