How can I help my cat?
July 3, 2006 6:37 PM Subscribe
My cat keeps ripping open a healing wound. Has anyone else dealt with this before?
posted by chuma to pets & animals (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Has anyone else encountered this before? We have a two year old cat who had a large cut on his right ear. After some time, and the wound was almost healed, our cat, Sam, began to repeatedly scratch the ear and rip open the scab making it far worse than in the beginning. We took him to the vet and he has a cone on now. He has gotten out of the cone several times despite our best efforts to keep it on him and every time he has gotten it off, he has ripped open his ear again thus lengthening his stay in the cone. Now we are approaching month 5 in the cone. Sam has gotten, understandably depressed, he has lost weight and is acting out behaviorally. Any advice?