Re: [FH] Tawny had his biopsy - he is NOT happy
When Pepper had her last surgery for vaccinosis, they gave her an E-collar.
When she got home, she had it off in under 30 seconds flat. She & I had
such a battle about keeping it on and I even took her back to the vet
thinking they could do a better job. I was in tears and totally frustrated.
We finally comprimised. You may not believe this but I sat with her and
explained how important is was for her not to touch her incision. I asked
her to please leave it alone so it could heal. Then I sat with her for a
while to help her get it right. She was an angel and left it alone. She
had already taken off the E-collar and I never put it back on her.
She could easily reach the incision and I know it bothered her. She would
reach back to bite at it and then stop mid-air.
I'm not sure how well you communicate with your cat, but this worked for me.
Your cat needs to be able to eat & drink. I don't know how they think the
animals can function with those things.
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Subject: [FH] Tawny had his biopsy - he is NOT happy
> Tawny had the biopsy of his eye today and is home and feeling fine, but
> Elizabethan collar they put on him is driving him crazy! He has to wear
> for 6 days. Tawny is mostly blind and diabetic so he is thirsty all the
> but can't see or smell if there is water in the dish. He usually puts a
> the dish and drinks from his paw, but he can't do that with the collar.
> has a water fountain that he loves to drink from, because he can hear the
> water running. He also jumps in the tub and meows for someone to turn on
> water, but the only way he can get the water now is to let it run into
> and lap it up. He has himself soaking wet. He is having trouble eating as
> well, but will gobble up the food if I put it near his nose. He cries for
> come feed him. Does anyone have any words of advice about this collar on
> blind cat?
> Thank you!
> Kim R ~ Mom to Kaitlyn Taomei & Jessica Taoli ~ 10 year old identical
> from Nanchang, Jiangxi, China ~ and Ashley Heejung ~ 5 years old from S.
> Korea ~