My furry flatmate, Tilly the Cat, is a sensitive soul, with sensitive skin to match. As people, we know that if we stop scratching then our skin will heal, but you can’t tell that to a cat. He just thinks he’s itchy all the time.
Recently Tilly’s neck has been giving him problems, so we returned to a solution our vet recommended, which was to cut the top off a sport sock so that kitty can’t scratch. We don’t have any old socks lying around, so I knitted Tilly a little “cowl” to help him heal.
It’s a 2×2 rib, completed in the round with double-pointed needles, using some 100% wool I had spare. It’s big enough to keep Tilly out of trouble, but still small enough so that he can’t get his feet in to scratch his neck. He only looks a little bit silly, but it doesn’t bother him like Elizabethan collars do, so he’ll wear it for as long as he needs to, which we think will be around a week or so. Poor little cat!