Spaying or Neutering pets helps control the unwanted pet population and reduces the chances of reproductive cancers in cats and dogs. It is a very common surgery but that does not mean it is risk free. In order to keep your pet healthy and happy after surgery, owners must steadily monitor and restrict the animal’s activity as well as protecting the surgical site. Veterinarians recommend protecting your pet’s surgical site for fourteen days after spay or neuter surgery. During post surgery recovery, pet owners used to have no choice in making pets wear a traditional Elizabethean or E-Collar. These lampshade style, hard plastic cones work by restricting an animal’s movement so it cannot reach the incision site. The Cover Me by Tui is a safe E-Collar alternative after spay or neuter surgery; it is comfortable and calming for pets but keeps the wound site protected. Pets often lick or chew wounds on their skin but do not lick or bite when the incision is under The Cover Me by Tui’s soft, breathable, Peruvian Cotton. When The Cover Me by Tui is placed on the animal, there is a calming effect which helps with recovery.
Pets are often “fixed” when they are still young and keeping a puppy or kitten restricted for two weeks can be difficult. These young dogs and cats have lots of energy and often spend hours trying to get out of E-collars. When thrashing around to get out of the E-Collar, pets can hurt themselves or have difficulties sleeping which makes them and owners miserable. Some puppies whine and struggle to get comfortable while wearing the “cone of shame” because the E-Collar interferes with peripheral vision, intensifies sound, and makes it difficult to eat or drink. E-collars also make it hard to get around without bumping into things- including owner’s shins!
Most cats and dogs need fourteen days for surgical incisions to heal which means restricting activity so the incision site does not re-open. Restriction means no running, jumping, playing, walking off leash, or being unattended. If you can’t watch your pet to make sure they are not doing those things, they should be in a crate or very small room. It is not a good idea to put your pet in the backyard unattended after surgery. Two weeks seems like a long time with an energetic puppy or kitten but it is very important to give the the full two weeks for recovery. If your pet is not completely healed and allowed to reach the incision, it could result in a complication that could cause further, longer restrictions. When wearing the Cover Me by Tui, pets are able to sleep, eat and relax without the added stress of the E-Collar which means animals can rest comfortably and heal after surgery.
After a dog or cat has spay or neuter surgery, the Cover me by Tui can be put on the animal as an alternative to the E-Collar. Often clients ask their veterinarian to put the post-surgical pet garment on before the animal wakes up from anesthesia. This can help animals get used to the garment while waking up from surgery and continuing to recover. At home after surgery, owners must check spay or neuter incision sites twice a day to make sure it is not showing signs of infection. Checking the spay or neuter incision site is vital in ensuring your dog or cat is healthy after surgery. The Cover Me by Tui’s Potty Flap allows owners to check for redness, swelling, and discharge without removing the garment. The Cover Me by Tui’s patented design includes a built in “Potty Cover” which is easily unsnapped for quick surgical site inspection. The Cover Me by Tui Potty Cover can also be rolled out of the way and snapped in place while the animal relieves itself.
The Cover Me by Tui was invented as an alternative to the E-Collar that keeps pets safe and comfortable while they recover from surgery. Spay and neuter surgery is the most common surgery for a pet and many owners discover The Cover Me by Tui during this time. The post surgical pet garment has helped many pets and their owners through this time and can help your cat or dog during this important time.