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how long should my cat wear the cone collar after she has been

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how long should my cat wear the cone collar after she has been spayed?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 8 years ago.
If she isn't bothering the stitches, you can try to leave it off -- some cats will behave themselves, others won't.

In general, most of the healing will be done within 10 to 14 days. I usually recommend leaving the cone on for at LEAST 7 days if you are not directly supervising her.

If she pulls out her stitches, she'll need to go back to your veterinarian to have new stitches or staples put in... I'm sure you'd rather avoid that! :)

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