Help the coned one eat!
June 6, 2011 7:55 AM Subscribe
Cone Kitty and the search for food: How do I help my fluffy cone head manage his conehood?
posted by itsacover to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
So last night, I had to take my cat to the ER because one of his anal glands ruptured. They cleaned him up, sent him away with antibiotics and painkillers, and a lovely e-collar. He should be fine in 1-2 weeks, but in the meantime, how do I help him eat and drink? He seems to almost be getting the hang of the litter box with the collar on (raise your head, little guy!), but his reaction to trying to get water has me concerned he might just give up and go without. I have tried to rig food and water up higher and in containers that might be easier for him, but he actually walked away from his favorite wet food because he was so frustrated.
Will he stop being frustrated and figure it out? Some friends have suggested that I take the collar off just for him to eat or whenever I'm home and can watch him. I'm worried this will not help him deal with it while I'm away and therefore only do necessary things when I'm around. Plus, he is still trying to get at his rear even with the collar on. Is there anything else that I can do that might help him besides sit and watch? The crazy cat lady in me is having a rough time of that.