So Juliette was spayed today... everything went well, we gave her a small meal of canned food when we got home and she ate it all with great appetite. Poor baby has been starving for almost 24 hours... The vet put a collar on her since she was licking her stitches and he told us to keep it on at all times except when feeding. We took it off when she was eating and wanted to leave it off at first since she looked so miserable in it, bumping into things and trying to get out of it, but she started to lick her sutures again and again, so we put it on. The question is: is any kind of licking an absolute no-no and should we really keep the collar on for 10 days (like they told us at the clinic)? Or should we just watch her to make sure she doesn't pull on the stitches during licking? Although it is hard to tell, all we seen is that she's doing something to the area of the wound... It breaks my heart to see how she is struggling with the stupid thing on her head... advice?