Cat uses cone of shame as water fountain
A hilarious photo of a cat named Albert in his e-collar (aka cone of shame) has gone viral. His human Jean Baker shared the pic of her 2-year-old looking miserable and then posted it to Facebook where it promptly ‘blew up’.
The hilarious picture of Albert — a 2-year-old Persian from Portland, Oregon — wearing his cone of shame was posted on Facebook and received a roaring response that . Now she shares pics of the cat sleeping, eating and just generally being fluffy, and in a week has over 500 followers.
This cat clearly isn't thrilled with the fact that she has to wear a "cone of shame," though she's . While she might not be able to do some things, like give herself a tongue bath or see in her periphery, there is one upside the innovative kitty has discovered about her cumbersome new accessory. did it, my cat barely got out of her spay and totally refuse to do anything when wearing the cone of shame. Not even go pee!!!! Which scared me when we saw she did not use the litterbox at all in almost 24 hours post op... once the cone was removed, she went in the box in less than 10 minutes.
Now i wonder, how long did it take for the cat to stop being wobbly with the shirt on? my cat doesnt like it either.... but i want to give it a shot to make sure she will or not use the box with it.
I was a bit scared of using pins so i actually did a few stiches to sow the fabric together. that way, no possibility of poking my kitty! (cheap diaper pins ... yay) So goes the caption to an irresistible LOLcat image I keep on my smartphone. It’s one that serves to underscore the immense pleasure we humans seem to get from subjecting our pets to the “cone of shame.”Ah, the dreaded "cone of shame…"
Any time after surgery, we strive to send your pet home with an incision that looks as nice as possible. The plastic cone or E collar (for Elizabethan collar) was created to prevent licking. Without it, licking or chewing can cause irritation and infection, which may leave a hairless, discolored, ugly scar – for life.
Despite the stubborn urban legend that animal saliva speeds up healing, licking an incision is a sure way to slow down healing. The tongue, especially in cats, is so rough that it can destroy healing tissue and therefore delay healing. Worse: depending on the particular pet or level of discomfort, licking can lead to nibbling and chewing, especially when nobody is around to watch or distract them.
I cannot begin to count how many times pet parents ask me if their pet really has to wear an E collar. And I cannot begin to add up all the extra money owners have paid to fix open incisions at their vet or the emergency clinic. Pets have an amazing inherited skill, which allows them to chew up twenty stitches or staples in less than two seconds flat. By the time you realize it, it’s too late!An Elizabethan collar, E-Collar, Buster collar or pet cone, (sometimes humorously called a pet lamp-shade, pet radar dish, dog-saver, or cone of shame) is a protective medical device worn by an animal, usually a cat or dog. Shaped like a truncated cone, its purpose is to prevent the animal from biting or at its body or scratching at its head or neck while wounds or injuries .Collared by the cone of shame, Tucker banged around the house, knocking into chairs, slamming into the backs of my knees, and once almost scooping up our smallest cat – Elsa Clair – who meowed her irritation and fled upstairs.