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    What is the best way to bandage a cat's tail, to ensure it stays and that it's hard for said feline to pick it off?
    My current tactic is just wrapping sticky tape around it. And watching him like a hawk.
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    Lol why don't you just call a vet? What are you bandaging it for? Just be sure you don't hurt the cat in the process.

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    Buy vet wrap and use medical tape.

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    Normally I would call one. My youngest male has a wound on his tail. Right now I am cleaning and treating the wound at home because I don't get paid until friday. I just took my oldest cat in Wednesday for treatment. So I have no money at all. I'm hoping it will clear up at home, or at least stay okay until I can bring him in. For the moment I'm trying to keep it covered, I just thought I'd see if anyone had any tips or tricks that I may not know.
    I'm pretty well versed in cat facts and treatments. But no one knows everything you know?
    Leaveittoweaver~ I am using gauze pads and a fabric medical tape, I just placed an ace bandage gently over it all. It seems to be holding well.
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    Aww that stinks. Any idea how he got it?

    If you have betadine that will really help as well and neosporin without the pain killer in it.

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    You can try putting a baby sock over the tail and taping it tightly around the base.
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    Leaveittoweaver~ my other male most likely. He has moments of nastiness, as he was an abuse rescue. I'm following vet advice from last year when my female had a wound, I use warm soapy water to clean and a triple antibiotic ointment(w/out pain relief).
    Locket~ there's an idea! hmm I may have to try it too.

    I'm hoping to try and shave the fur around the wound when my mother gets home. I need an assistant for him, he doesn't like being manhandled on a good day, never mind messing with a painful tail. Although I managed to wrap him from neck to butt in a sheet, with a head collar, To soak his tail and bandage him earlier.
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    Here is the current attempt
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    I had to bandage mine and he always ripped it off.CONSTANTLY. its good if you use duct tape and make sure its not to tight and isnt sticking to anything off the wrap.

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    Illuminati, I actually considered duct tape, but wasn't sure if I should try it! I'll give it a shot. He just has to hold out until friday. Must be Tail injury month, I literally just took my 7 yr old female in wed, for a possible broken tail, bruised only thankfully! Then two days later I find this funny lump on Dante, w/close inspection lil scabs, start hot packing it. Yesterday it started to drain hence the new need for cleaning and cat proof bandaging.
    Jeez, I go years without a single injury(not counting last years single one) and now I'm being piled upon. Oh well had to happen sometime I suppose. But I am a worrywart kitty mom and tend to fret endlessly until they are completely better.
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