Changing the Kitty Kollar
With practice, this entire process should take you less than two minutes. If you are doing a quick change and do not have to clean the stoma, the process takes even less time. Frequent changes are important to allow you to inspect the stoma. Therefore it will be very helpful for you to have two Kollars. We recommend that you wash the Kollar you remove so it can dry overnight and be ready the next time you change the Kollar.
1. Gather all supplies
- clean kollar
- protector pad
- gauze or pad to clean stoma
- diluted Betadine® or Nolvasan® (1 part to 9 parts warm water) solution. Please ask what your vet prefers you to use.
2. Loosen Velcro® strap over the tube
Gently slide off the kollar while holding the tube to prevent it from pulling out. Remove soiled pad.
Use diluted Betadine to gently clean stoma and sides of tube.
4. Check the stoma
Stoma should appear clean and dry and be kept free of hair.
5. Add a clean protector pad
Slide a clean protector pad over the tube against the stoma.
6. Add a clean kollar
Push clean kollar down over tube.
7. Close Velcro® strap
Fold Velcro® strap over excess tube length. Don’t forget to praise your pet or give a treat for his cooperation!