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any tips on how to keep The Collar Of Shame on?

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StillIRise Mon 22-Oct-12 17:48:21

FatCat went to the vets today to have 2 lumps off. They've gone for histology and look 'nasty' which is not great. Poor FatCat.

Anyway. She now has one leg bandaged and a dresding on her booby and a lampshade collar to stop her chewing.

But she is going mental with the collar. Not Happy At All.

Anytips? She has even refused chicken shock

cozietoesie Mon 22-Oct-12 18:00:33

Never managed it, I'm afraid. I just took it off and allowed the boys in question to sleep on my lap - saying 'NO' firmly and pushing away any questing mouth while they fell asleep.

Looking forward to some tips.

(There are some other types of collar you can try but I've never used them.)

StillIRise Mon 22-Oct-12 18:02:41

It's off. Took her 10 minutes. But she's eaten and had a wee and now on my lap purring.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Oct-12 18:54:22

There not really ideal are they?

I put essential oil on our cats fur and bandages. I kept a cats leg bandage on 7 days once <proud>.

You cant get it on the skin or it poisens them but apart from that it's ok.

We had a female cat escape on the day of spaying, she was feral, and she squeezed under a fence with both back legs splayed apart, stitches didnt burst but she had taken them out by the time of the first check up.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Oct-12 18:58:34

Some delicate licking (ie not enough to burst stitches) is not actually bad for them if I recall - helps the wound heal. Frenzied worrying of a wound would be bad news. Anyway - mine have never wanted anything to do with them and I've always been more worried about the contortions and angst associated with putting them on.

If anyone has any tips though.....?

StillIRise Mon 22-Oct-12 19:04:05

She's not chewing at the dressings. Yet. So will leave the collar off for now. Not sure about overnight though. She's very put out.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Oct-12 19:05:45


cozietoesie Mon 22-Oct-12 19:13:53

If she had a GA, Still, she'll be keeping going at the moment on sheer cussedness and would be out like a light in an hour or so. Likely for the night. Do you know what kind of anaesthetic it was?

StillIRise Mon 22-Oct-12 19:28:35

GA. Shes still wobbly. Comfy on my lap for now. She keeps holding up her poor poorly foot.
Still if I have the poor poorly cat on my I can't be expected to do anything and will need waiting on hand and paw.

SueFlaysAgainstTheDaleks Mon 22-Oct-12 19:37:05

Is it one of those plastic see-through collars?

You can buy softer ones at pet shops that actually move so they can lay down comfortably, get their heads into their food bowls etc.

Hope she's feeling better soon smile

cozietoesie Mon 22-Oct-12 20:57:17

I sort of assumed it would be a GA. She'll be nodding off any time now. The out for the count for a good few hours.

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