Absorbent pad with a central hole to slide down over the tube. The pad helps stabilize the tube and will not move off the wound during exercise, scratching, etc. The protector pads have a thin covering that helps with reducing wound adherence yet still allows for absorption of secretions.
How to use
1. Remove all bandaging and/or collars.
2. Clean wound if needed, then slide a clean protector pad over the end of the tube until it is flush with the skin
Some tubes have large ends that will not easily pass through the hole in the pad. In this case, you can cut one side of the pad and wrap around the tube, so that the hole is still snug around the narrow portion of the tube.
The pads have a thin covering that helps reduce wound adherence; however, the stoma will sometimes produce a large amount of sticky mucous material that when hardened, can cause the pads to stick to the tube, sutures or skin. The best way to prevent this is to gently cleanse the wound (using a 10% solution of Hibiclens or Betadine/Povidone Iodine or product from your veterinarian) and change the pad at least 2-3 times per week, or on the schedule recommended by your veterinarian. If the pad does stick to the tube or skin, repeatedly daubing cotton with warm water onto the secretions will cause them to rehydrate and soften, allowing the pad to be removed.
It is important to look at the pads you remove to give you an idea of the health of the stoma. Any smelly or discolored secretions can indicate infection. You can take the pad itself to show your vet if you like.
3. Slide the Kitty Kollar on over the pad and fasten
Design with pre-cut holes saves time when changing the collar. Absorbency and low adherence keep the stoma more sanitary.
Disposable cotton pads are approximately 2 1/8” in diameter. They come in sealed packages of 24 pads.
Packages of pads that are sealed can be returned for a refund subject to a 15% restocking fee.