Wednesday, June 25, 2008

When Your Cat Won't Stop Licking

This is what happens when your cat won't stop licking a wound.

A week ago I came home to find Owen in the sink licking his paw. He had cut all of his toes on his front left paw. My guess is that he was mooching for food scraps in the compactor in the sink and cut it on the blade.

Owen wouldn't stop licking his paw, which was preventing the wound from healing. My wife took him to the vet. He came home sporting the latest in cat fashion.

Owen hates the cone. He's had it on for several days and still isn't used to it. He continuously walks into walls with it and has problems judging distances. He is forced to eat his food slower as it is a challenge, which frustrates him because he enjoys devouring his food.

So, share this picture with your cats and warn them that they'll become gimps like Owen if they refuse to stop licking.


VeggieGirl said...

Oh no!! I do hope he'll be better soon!!

selina said...

that is so sad & gracious. he's a beautiful kitty.

Elaine Vigneault said...

Aw, poor thing.
Have you seen these?
Some animals prefer them because they don't impair their vision as much as the cone. Just a thought.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Poor kitty! I hope he heals quickly. We had to put one on our dog and the cats had the best time with it. They were merciless in their teasing. I hope your others aren't as mean as mine are!
And I hope things are going well for you guys!

Paulina said...

Awww, poor kitty! I hope he gets better!

Veggie said...

Aww...poor kitty, hope he's better soon.

meg said...

aw poor owen, he looks so unhappy in that picture. adia had to wear one, but only briefly because she was so scared of it on her she shook and wouldn't move so i took it off her and just had to watch her vigilantly. i hope his poor paw is all better