Hi, Amber was spayed yesterday and the vets gave her a cone/buster collar to wear for 14 (14!) days. Obviously, she hates it. She took it off after about 20 minutes so I left her to it to see if we could manage without (none of my previous cats have ever worn one) but she was pulling at her stiches with her teeth after about 10 minutes. The last thing we want is for her recovery to be delayed so we decided to perservere. She took it off overnight, we put it on when we got up, but she is thoroughly miserable. In fact, I have never seen such an unhappy cat and it's breaking my heart She really seems to have lost all of her mo-jo as she just sits/lies around letting us scratch her (in itself very unusual!) with the saddest eyes! I want to find an alternative as I don't trust her not to pull the stitches out, but would be grateful if anyone had any feedback on the alternatives as they're not cheap and I don't want to get something that she'll hate even more! Has anyone tried ProCollars - inflatable protective collars for dogs and cats I know it doesn't work if the wound is in certain places so would it protect a spay? Or does anyone have any other suggestion?? I'm desperate to rescue her from her abject misery!!