|Purred: Mon Feb 10, '14 10:26pm PST |
|Lily is about 6 months old and is going to get spayed next month (originally it was going to be at the end of this month, but she just had her first heat). The vet has told me that ideally, she should wear a collar when we bring her in for the surgery, just to be safe. But, she is an indoor-only cat in our 2nd-floor apartment and so she is not used to wearing one. Whenever I put it on her, she is fine for a bit and then inevitably ends up trying to lick her neck and then bite it off, which results in it getting stuck in her mouth with her jaw open and she panics because she can't get it back out.
It's a kitten-size breakaway collar and I'm following the 2-finger rule for how tight it should be. I'm afraid to make it tighter because I don't want her to choke, but will it really be okay if I take it down to 1-finger's worth of space? I don't want to hurt her but it seems like if I leave it like it is, she'll end up hurting herself. I'm afraid she's going to break her teeth or cut her lips on it when this happens.
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