Thanks for looking at the thread. I had a very difficult day. My cat had surgery, (stones removed), and I took her home from the vets today. On the way home she had an “accident” in the carrying box that I use so she feels a little safer in the car. She urinated on her hind legs. Now that she’s home she can’t clean herself because she has a safety cone around her neck that’s supposed to stay on so she doesn’t lick her dissolvable stitches. I have her in a large/clean area in my basement, but I will NOT leave her there for much longer. I need to wash her off, but there are 2 problems.
She hates water. If this had happened to either of the other two cats I have, it wouldn’t be such big a problem. They don’t freak out with water as much. Damp washcloths don’t help much she doesn’t really let me near her with them in hand, and I can’t scrub.
The dissolvable switches might get wet.
Isn’t there something you can place under cats nose that stuns some of them for a while?
I’ve only heard of this once, and it was a while ago.
The dissolvable stitches… How frail are they? The cone is not easy on the eyes, only because my poor cat looks really uncomfortable. I’ll keep it on for as long as it takes!! I just know that a vet or doctor may exaggerate a few things just so they stay safe… which I understand, but it all worries me.
Thank you all for the help. I love my cat so much! This is very hard on both of us. I hate to see her like this.