An alternative to the E-Collar
Hi, I thought I'd share something I've tried with my cat, and it seems to be working. My cat Lewis has developed many hotspots on his back and sides. I'm still working on what caused them (allergy?), but in the meantime he keeps chewing and scratching and making them bleed. I put an E-Collar on him and that left him depressed and stumbling around the house. So I bought a Gerber Onesie (0-3 month size), the plain white t-shirt variety. With a little snip on a seam that I thought was binding, it fits perfectly. Obviously I didn't snap the bottom, so it doesn't interfere with the litter box activity. He doesn't love the new fashion look, but he is NOT chewing his sides or back. The spots aren't aggravated and hopefully can now heal. I only wish I thought of this after my kitten was spayed. She took the collar off in about 30 seconds. This won't keep a cat from chewing feet, face, or hind quarters, but it seems to have solved my current problem.