Jacoby has figured out how to take off his bandage. We came home Friday to find a bandageless boycat limping up to the door, and it took a bit of searching to find where he’d dropped his bandage and sock. We’ve rebandaged his foot twice so far since then. When he had it off the first time (for who knows how long), he started limping and he kept licking it, so I know it hurts and he definitely needs leave it on…but he still takes it off. I just hope it doesn’t get infected…and I hope he didn’t go into the litter box while it was off! I have no way of knowing how long he went without it. There are times I wish we had a webcam to keep tabs on him and the girls!
That’s the problem with Abys…they’re too darn smart! Once he figured out how to get it off, it’s become very difficult to get him to keep it on. He’s pretty efficient at pulling it off, too. We’re salvaging the “No-Chew” bandage we got from the vet (we’ve ordered more for our own Feline First Aid Kit), and after a run to CVS have plenty of materials for any kitty bandaging situation.
He didn’t, but it was pretty well chewed. I think the bad flavour on the No-Chew bandage has worn off.
I’d consider a Cone of Shame, but I honestly don’t think it’d help.
When we rebandaged his foot last night, we took off the old, ratty bandage and left it off for a while so it could get some air, and he had a field day licking his foot. It must itch when it’s on him, like a cast does on humans. He just could not lick his poor foot enough. It seems to be healing really well, though; he’ll have a scar, and possibly a crooked claw on that one toe…but we were really, really lucky.
In other good news, now that we’ve switched him from the liquid Clavamox to the pills, and thanks to Pill Pockets, he actually eats his medicine from my hand without a struggle! Just watch him nom…
He’s the first cat I’ve ever had that was this easy to medicate. It’s awesome.