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my cat HATES me, so upset re plastic neck brace thing

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bitofcheese Tue 16-Oct-12 18:46:47

my cat has had to have one of those horrible plastic things put on her neck, dh and i just did it, put it off all day, as she keeps licking a fungal bleeding wound thing on her shoulder. she is TOTALLY freaked out, as you would expect. i am so upset, nurse said to see if the wound heals at all in the next few days, she said to leave it on for the whole of the two days, including night time. i can't bear to look at her, she looks totally upset and looks at me with anger and pleading all in one, i feel as if i am torturing her when all i am doing is trying to help........ :-(((((((

BertieBotts Tue 16-Oct-12 18:48:24

I think there are new kinds you can get which are much more comfortable for the cat, I've seen links on here before. Don't panic! smile

bitofcheese Tue 16-Oct-12 19:02:15

thanks, can anyone recommend what they are? i got this horrible plastic thing from my vets, they don't have anything else. it looks so bloody uncomfortable. lord knows how she will sleep. she won't talk to me, she is sulking and i don't blame her...

bitofcheese Tue 16-Oct-12 19:09:08

are they those inflatable things? they look much better, i will go to pets at home tomorrow to see if they sell them?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 16-Oct-12 20:13:44

Lightly paint the surrounding fur with essential oil. She won't near it and she can stop hating you.

Our vet frequently gets presented with a fragrant cat.

bitofcheese Tue 16-Oct-12 20:18:48

she has come downstairs and is sitting on dd's lap smile. i didn't want to push my lap but ceased the opportunity to put on the evening ointment. fortunately she is sitting in a way with the wound upright so it was easy enough, i don't think it hurts her as she was very easy going about it although not so easy about my adding a bit to her ear as one of her ears has a bit of fur loss on the edging, doesn't look sore though. vet said i may as well add some there, he wasn't sure if the two were related. she won't be able to groom herself though although i will only leave this on for a few days. not sure if i should wash the wound, vet didn't say to, i don't think she will let me though....... stressful on the old heart this is, caring for your cat when they are poorly sad

bitofcheese Tue 16-Oct-12 20:19:03

*i meant push my luck

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