Kitty Kollar is featured in “August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine”, vo. 7 (Elsevier), edited by Susan E Little, DVM. In the chapter entitled “Critical Care Nutrition”, Daniel Chan DVM of London’s Royal Veterinary College refers to the product as a “proprietary Velcro-fastened collar (http://www.kittykollar.com)” in his recommendations for prevention of premature removal of tubes. (2016)
In the media
Kitty Kollar is thrilled to be included on page 10 of the veterinary textbook, BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice (British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 2013).
In the chapter titled The Cat Friendly Practice, written by Dr. Margie Scherk, Kitty Kollars are recommended as part of the basic equipment that should be stocked by any practice that sees cats.
The goal in creating this product was that cats and dogs would no longer have to endure constrictive elastic neck wraps and this is a big step in educating future veterinarians.
Read the full blog post at Stuff Your Pet Needs website.
We are very pleased to announce that Kitty Kollar was chosen as a Cat Friendly innovation by International Cat Care.
International Cat Care is an organization which develops and disseminates knowledge on cats to vets, breeders, owners and anyone else with an interest in cats, with a vision that all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
Click here for an article defining esophageal tubes, when they should be used, and benefits over other methods of assisted feeding written by Donna Garrou of Kitty Kollar.
Kitty Kollar attended two important veterinary conferences in 2018.
From September 22 -27, 2018 we were in Atlanta at the Exoticon Conference. This conference hosts veterinarians who work with small animals such as ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs, reptiles, and avian species.
Kitty Kollar was pleased to again provide product to assist in training veterinarians at the 2017 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) in Nashville, TN. Vets and technicians used Kitty and Kanine Kollars in hands-on labs entitled “Tubes and Holes,” and “Emergency Procedures.” This is helping to prepare the next generation of veterinarians to be aware of and use Kitty Kollars when they are presented with a patient that requires a feeding tube.
Veterinarians and technicians attended a hands-on lab called “Feeding Tubes Save Time and Money: Learn How to Place and Use Them.” Techniques were taught using plush animals as models. A Kitty Kollar was supplied a for each attendee to use and then take back to their practice, helping spread the news about Kitty Kollar around the world.
The EveryCat Health Foundation announced the award of eleven feline medical research grants funded through the generous support of private and corporate donations from around the world, including the Speckles Abdominal Cancer Study, sponsored by Kitty Kollar in memory of Quasimodo. The grant funds research of a “viral gene expression analysis towards preventing feline lymphoma.”
The overarching goal at Kitty Kollar has always been to help cats and dogs that are undergoing medical challenges. Since our inception we have asked every pet parent to share what his or her pet is being treated for, helping us to determine where future research efforts should be concentrated.
“On behalf of the VECCS I would like to thank you very much for your support of our wet labs and dry labs at this year’s IVECCS. The support has been tremendous and I know the participants are in for a terrific experience! This year we will have 15 wet labs and 41 dry labs and workshops involving over 1500 participants. The attached document indicates the sessions where we will be using supplies you have provided for us.
Thank you again for all your support. We obviously could not be able to offer these labs without your help.”
In October 2015 Kitty Kollar attended the World Conference of the Association of Feline Practitioners. Here the collars were presented to several thousand veterinarians and technicians from all over the world.
Veterinarians from Japan, Hong Kong, the UK, Brazil, Spain and many other countries were able to purchase collars to take back and use in their practices.
Donna attended the biannual International Conference of Avian, Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine (ICARE) conference in Paris in April 2015. There she was able to network with veterinarians from around the world regarding new and current applications for Kitty Kollar, including use in ferrets and rabbits as well as large birds such as raptors which require enteral feeding and thus a feeding tube.
The Veterinary Information Network article, Feeding Tubes for Dogs and Cats, explains the types of feeding tubes and care and states that, “If you don’t want to deal with bandages, there’s a neck wrap designed for use with e-tubes in dogs and cats called Kitty Kollar that can be used instead.”
Kitty Kollars were used in Wet Lab demonstrations at the 2014 IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) Conference held in September. Veterinarians from across the country that participated in a lab called “Tubes and Holes,” designed to teach them how to perform emergency procedures including e-tube placements, were supplied with Kitty Kollars at the meeting in Indianapolis.
Donna attended the IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) conference in San Diego on September 8, 2013 with Kitty Kollar being a sponsor of the event. Kitty Kollars were incorporated into several of the teaching labs for veterinarians and technicians as part of their continuing education.
Feeding tubes can be life lines for ill cats. This is an article published on August 26, 2012 was written by board-certified Feline Veterinarian Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, who used the Kitty Kollar® on her own kitty. The article discusses the life-saving value of e-tubes.
Donna attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas in 2011 and met with Norm Jorgensen and Gene Culley from Jorgensen Labs, a veterinary distributor for Kitty Kollars. This conference marked the introduction of Kitty Kollars to the veterinary marketplace. Here are a few pictures from that event.