Can I cover my cats stitches?
Cover the wound
There are specialized recovery body suits you can purchase for dogs and cats, or you can use a t-shirt, onesie, or sock (for leg wounds) and medical tape to secure the fabric (but never apply tape directly to your pet’s fur).
How do I stop my cat from licking stitches without a cone?
Solid deodorant sometimes will work to stop licking—same thing, apply it around the incision. Too much of this can be bad for your pet, though, so if he or she continues licking, you will need to find another solution. T shirts and onsies can also work to help block licking.
Should you cover a cat wound?
The wound should be covered with sterile gauze or a clean cloth, and then pressure applied. It may take 5 to 10 minutes for bleeding to stop. Once it does, tape the gauze in place; removing it may remove the clot and bleeding will restart. Check for other wounds.
What can I use instead of a cone for my cat?
The 10 Cat Cone Collar Alternatives
- Soft E-Collar.
- Pillow Collars.
- Cloth Cones.
- Inflatable Collars.
- Neck Control Collar.
- Surgical Recovery Clothing.
- Small Dog Sweaters.
- Baby Clothes.
Can I put a bandaid on my cats incision?
Incisions on your cat’s head and neck may be out of reach of his mouth, but can be reached with multiple paws. In addition to the standard plastic cone (Elizabethan collar), you can use a soft, inflatable “donut” collar, baby onesie, bandage, or a cat bodysuit to protect the incision, depending on its location.
Can I use liquid bandage on my cat?
You should never attempt to use bandages marketed for human use (often called Band-Aids), Neosporin, or any type of liquid bandage on a pet’s injury.
How do you stop a cat from scratching stitches?
Fit their protective collar
A Buster collar or Elizabethan collar is a protective veterinary device shaped like a cone – it is vital to prevent your cat from biting, licking or scratching at their wounds while they’re healing. Although known informally as ‘the cone of shame’, most cats adjust to them very well.