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Mom's cat Pomponnet has been badly injured in the foreleg, and the vet says it will take at least 2 weeks (perhaps one full month) to fully heal.
She's using a way of protecting his primary bandage I didn't know of and which proves very efficient- all of you who own are owned by cats know that it's almost impossible to keep them from tearing at their bandage. What's more you don't need to use duct tape directly on the skin or fur under it.
She's using tubular bandage.

Here's how it works:
1) Take a good length (at least 60 cm, or 2 feet), and cut along in half keeping uncut a sufficient length to protect the leg:
Bandage 1
2) Make a solid knot at the uncut end:
Bandage 2
3) Slip the tubular bandage on the foreleg:
Bandage 3
4) Pass one of the "ribbons" around the chest, under the un-injured foreleg and make a good knot in the back:
Bandage 4
5) Don't forget the Elizabethan collar, of course:
Bandage 5
I suppose this can be adapted easily enough to a hind leg.

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syredronning
12th Aug, 2008 16:33 (UTC)
Cute comic! *G* Thanks for sharing.
lorelei633
12th Aug, 2008 17:25 (UTC)
Awwww poor Pomponnet! And poor Ratty. *g* Loved the tutorial. Thanks Kand!
aqualegia
12th Aug, 2008 20:49 (UTC)
The tutorial is great, but I don't think Ratty was very impressed by the result LOL. Though it was good of him to volunteer his services....
kanld
12th Aug, 2008 23:19 (UTC)
He agreed to take part but Fox and I didn't tell him first he would have to wear an Elizabethan collar. He hates that!
aqualegia
13th Aug, 2008 12:20 (UTC)
Yup, it showed LOL
sinfulslasher
13th Aug, 2008 06:31 (UTC)
Poor kitty! :-(

But I love the tutorial. You learn something new every day! :-) I love the way Ratty happily volunteers, only to look mighty unhappy in the end. *g*
kanld
13th Aug, 2008 09:29 (UTC)
One last detail: better to make the knot at the tip of the paw (or a twist with duct tape) AFTER the bandage is done, so not to let room along the paw. This morning Pomponnet had the excess of bandage hanging at the tip and the inner bandage has slipped down inside, I had to put a new compress the better I could, and shorten the tubular bandage. Thankfully we're going this afternoon to the vet so he'll have a proper dressing done (the cat, not the vet).
ladymidath
13th Aug, 2008 11:56 (UTC)
Poor Pomponnet, hope she heals soon. I loved the tutorial.
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