Information for Veterinarians

Information for Veterinarians

Kitty Kollars® are being widely used by veterinary practices such as:

  • Critical and emergency care clinics such as those in Los Angeles, New York, and the Research Triangle in North Carolina
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospitals at Texas A & M University, University of Wisconsin and many others
  • Numerous individual Veterinary practices across the US, Canada, Singapore, the UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Australia

Applications in a Veterinary Practice

Kitty Kollar Velcro strap folded over long e-tube

Shows Velcro strap folded over e-tube when not in use.

The Kollar was designed to be a sensible solution to the everyday patient management of an esophagostomy tube (E-Tube) in a cat or dog. The adjustable Kollar fits securely around the animal’s neck, with a hole for the tube and a Velcro™ strap to secure it when it is not in use. Circular quilted cotton pads are supplied to place between the kollar and the skin, protecting the wound to absorb drainage from below and protect from contaminants from above. The Kollar eliminates the need for owners to attempt to learn bandaging techniques, as well as unnecessary repeated visits to your office for re-bandaging. Primary benefits of the Kollar include:

  • Machine washable collars provide superior cleanliness of site
  • Ease of application and removal (=convenience)
  • Lowered risk of tube removal by animal
  • Decreased risk of wound trauma (animals scratch at site less; less chance that owners will bandage too tightly and restrict breathing)
  • Can leave in place for Radiographs, MRI, chemotherapy, other procedures
  • Aesthetically pleasing for “squeamish” clients
  • Enables you to send home a more professional and compassionate presentation

Styles and Usage

We suggest that you purchase kollars to place post-surgically, then offer clients the option to purchase additional kollars to take home. Each collar is packaged in a plastic bag with a laminated information card, and comes with 6 protector pads (a one-to-two-week supply).

Kitty Kollars are made in the US by hand, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please  call Jorgensen Laboratories at 1-800-525-5614 or send them an email for pricing and a list of distributors that carry the product.