Soft Medical Collars for Cats

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Soft Medical Collars for Cats
A medical collar for your cat can be a hard adjustment for it. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

If you have a cat who is supposed to wear a medical collar, picking out the right one can be a difficult task. Your cat may already be in a great deal of pain or be uncomfortable, so it's important to get a collar that is soft. Knowing what to look for in a soft medical collar for your car can be made easier with a few facts.

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Reasons for a Medical Collar

Cats may need a medical collar due to excessive scratching, injuries or surgeries. Cats' instincts are to scratch or bite, so the collar will prevent any further aggravation.


Getting the right size for your cat's soft medical collar is key. You want to ensure the collar is not too loose nor tight. Measure your cat's collar by taking it off and putting a ruler across it. When you go to buy the medical collar, you can match up your measurements to the sizing charts.


Believe it or not, cats can get depressed just like humans -- wearing a medical collar can certainly cause this. You will need to let your cat get comfortable and adjust to this new change. Your cat may be depressed if there is a decrease in its appetite, is more quiet than usual and doesn't seem interested in its usual activities. Taking your cat to the vet can help you determine if it is depression or another medical issue and proper treatment can be taken.

What Happens With a Medical Collar

While wearing a medical collar, you cat may bang into walls or you and your guests and can be a little disoriented. It is important to know that your cat will still be able to hear, see, eat and sleep like normal with a collar on. You cat may not be able to bathe, so if your cat allows you to, you can try to help it with a wet cloth.

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