Kitty Cat Onesy
How Do You Stop a Cat from Chewing a Wound?
If you are reading about cats on the interwebs, then you know about elizabethan cone collars. You probably know about soft and hard plastic collars. You know about bandages. You know cats hate bandages. You know about Bitter sprays and creams you can put on bandages to discourage cats from chewing them off. You may know about baby diapers with tail holes cut into them to protect wounds on the nether regions.
Meet Archie. Archie really hated cone collars. He hates bandages. But for some strange, cosmic serendipitous reason, Archie likes wearing an 18-month old baby onesy. Has no problem with it at all! (Thank goodness.)
Archie needed to stay away from a surgery wound on his side. Seems he lacerated himself on a fence nail (we think). While the stitches healed, he needed to NOT lick the wound for a week or so. After several trips to the store for the correct size, (after all- how does a woman with no human children at home explain to the nice clerk at the store what size she needs for her fur-baby?) Archie fit comfortably in an 18-month baby onesy.
So there’s another idea for you if you are having trouble keeping your peaceful house cat from eating a hole in their own side. You are welcome.