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So our almost two year old Bengal boy Phaelan got into some mischief this morning that resulted in an inch-long gash on his back right paw. Took him to the vet and they sedated him, cleaned it up, and stitched it together (with "very small stitches" as the vet said, since the skin there is so fine). Put gauze and self-adhesive wrap over it.

Seven hours after coming home, the bandage came off - I thought he was playing with his rabbit's foot. Got it back on, but he continues to play with it and try to get it off.

Any suggestions on trying to keep this bandage in place? We obviously don't want him getting to those stitches!
 

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You might consider taping the bandage to his fur. He might not try to pull it off if it pull his fur too. You could always cut the fur to take it off later.

A cone would also work.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Scott! We actually had tried a cone a while back when he had a wound on his back - some rough horseplay with his brother. He had the cone off in about two minutes!! Thankfully it wasn't easy for him to reach.

May try taping it more, or maybe too the fur as you suggest.
 

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You might try spraying the bandage with a citrus spray made for cats. Cats hate citrus

Kathy
 

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Also ask the vets. They can suggest something.

Kathy
 
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