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 (the one you are changing and a clean replacement). I recommend that you wash the Kollar you remove so it can dry overnight and be ready the next time you change the Kollar. If you would like a printable version of this procedure, click here to open a PDF that you can print or save to your computer.
NOTE: If you see more than the usual amount of discharge on the pad, or there is any odor, or if there appears to be a “lump” under the skin, the site may be infected. You should contact your veterinarian right away. Do not try to treat yourself using creams or ointments, as the infection may be internal and dangerous especially in immuno-compromised individuals.