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Crash1261 posted:
My male cat had urinary surgery this last which in which procedure to enlarge the urinary track (make him pee more like a girl) as he had kidney stones. Surgery went well and he is on the mend but of course has the once around his head so he does not lick the stitches. Is there any way to make him more confortable and ensure that he is eating aand drinking properly with this cone?
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
Personally, I hate these "Elizabethan Collars," but the alternative of your cat damaging the surgery site is much worse than the temporary inconvenience of using the collar. You'll find your cat adapts to it quickly, and he won't have to wear it for long. There are alternative devices, but the collar seems to work best. You may need to elevate his food and water bowls during this time, so he can eat and drink properly.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice


Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicin...More

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