THAT IS NOT FUNNY ITS CRUEL.
Yes! It guards the cat from harming itself or messin with stitches, or a surgical site…. Its just an annoyance to the cat and doesn’t harm them and will be off in a few days.
My cat had to wear one of these things not too long ago I was so annoyed by it, but I do under stand why.
It looks as if the cone could have been a bit larger. I know that is a lot of hair, but that’s a very small cone. You really wouldn’t know if you weren’t there.
One of my cats is long-haired like this cat, only black, and would look even funnier. It’s just to keep them from licking an injury or surgery. He/she will survive!
stop freaking out people that don’t know anything about animals! if you did, youd know that this is normal and its for the safety of the cat. It just looks funny as hell………. you wouldn’t complain if a dog had one on, that’s normal to everyone but a cat people start yelling “abuse” they are full of it. get over it and move on, life is to short to dwell on this…. look at it for what it is, IT LOOKS FUNNY. without harming the cat. kisses to this cat and hope its better now……
its funny you people need to get a grip.
Always smart to wear a helmet when you snowboard But seriously, that is the right size for a cat, it just looks too small because of all that long fur. True, it annoys the cat, but better than having them rip open their incision by pulling out their staples.
I SENSE ABUSE! pls report this photo if u care.
some of you people are a trip……angry about a picture……wow.
Not me Kev, like I always say Jimmy crack corn & I don’t give aF##k
Greg Henry new version…♫Jimmy smoke crack.. , He dont care ♫♪
We’re a foster home for kittens and dogs. Several of our animals over the years have worn these silly collars to keep from getting incisions infected. Someone recently put the collar on backwards, accomplishing the same thing, but much less silly-loooking.
Cones seve a useful porpose(IF fitted CORRECTLY wich this one is NOT NOT!
I don’t see it funny….and I’m sorry for the poor kitten
you’d feel more sorry if the cat had not been spayed/neutered and had kittens that were roaming around without an owner, getting hit by cars.. or with people that weren’t taking care of it wouldn’t you? the reason it looks so extreme is the fluffiness of the hair. The cat is fine, just needs to get used to it for a while so they don’t bite out stitches
my cats were spayed and they were wearing a collar but nothing like this monstrosity. This collar prevents the poor kitten from eating and seeing around. So, yes, I ‘m sorry for this poor kitten
only temporary… we took ours off when our cat had to eat… we can’t just leave food out for the kitty so we made sure kitty got to eat. She also slept most of the time
Hes so fluffy! Cute!
That cat looks like a lamp with that E-collar on.
Yes the famous ‘cone of shame’. Used to keep my cat from pulling out her stitches when she was spayed but she was flexible enough to still do it. Perfectly safe but frustrating for kitty and she couldn’t get her head in her food bowl to eat.
Oh really, he’s just extra poofy and that’s what makes the guard collar look so extreme. I used to look pretty similar to this after waking up with my hair snarled around my head gear in 6th grade. Not pleasant, but hilarious to take pictures of.
And also detrimental to my health. I have pretty teeth now and I never licked any incisions. That cone will make Crazy Fluffy just as happy and healthy in a few days.
The cat is so darn fluffy that is what makes it funny and standing on a snow board. That owner has clearly taken the time too groom the cat. The collar does fit.
omg, poor baby but cute at the same time!
Yes, this is humane and correctly sized. When my dog was fixed she had to wear a “cone collar” and kept bumping into things with it, so I decided to made a foam-stuffed “doughnut” collar instead. Problem was, it was so heavy the poor baby could hardly lift her head. (Or maybe she was embarrassed.) Either way, after a couple of minutes of helpless laughter, we replaced it with the awkward cone to keep her from licking her incision.
It’s called an E-collar (Elizabethan collar).. Both of my cats are wearing one right now, about the same size as the one in the picture. They were spayed a few days ago and it’s now a requirement that they have to wear them for 10-14 days after surgery so that they don’t lick the incision. It could take longer to heal without it. My kitties look a little more normal though.. They have short hair.
And they’re no tighter than their own collar. Some even attach to the collar.
My cat had to wear one (as well as this hideous mesh like shirt) so he would bite off his pain patch. They do have to go on kind of tight (like u can just fit a couple fingertips under) so they can’t pop it off their head (mine managed to get it off like 3 times). I think it just looks worse because it’s such a fluffy kitty.
It actually is on correctly… Its a protective cone for the cat so that the cat doesn’t scratch its head or ears or whatever the doc doesn’t want the cat scratch…so u people need to chill out… It may be annoying to the cat but that’s about as far as any harm to the cat that there is….
People are over reacting I think to a fact that this kitty was lucky enough to have an owner get it to the vet and put a collar on for protective reasons of health. It was the kitty who chose to stand up in “parrie dog” position to get a different view. The cat is not choking, it’s just hard to get used to from him. Symapthetic-yes, cruel-NO, funny? Yes & ADORABLE!
I’m not 4 sho if its sad or cute :p
Yeah – Okay – that just isn’t okay. It is plain that that doesn’t go on a cat. I hope the cat pees in your bed later as punishment, and you have to replace the mattress. Better yet the cat will pee on you while you are asleep. The only downside is that the rest of us won’t get to enjoy it -
It’s made for the cat. You’re just making yourself look stupid.
Christine K. – The Elizabethan Collar is a medical device used by vets on both dogs and cats to keep them from chewing on stitches or scratching at a new surgical spot and damaging the wound further. Dogs normally take to them better than cats do, but nonetheless, it is not torture, it is not painful, it is not punishment of any kind. It is extremely ethical by allowing the animal’s wound to heal without getting infected due to them chewing at it or pulling on their stitches. Please research and educate yourself before you get all worked up over something you know nothing about.
Anita Wuest – do you really think anyone here doesn’t already know what an Elizabethan collar is for? I’ve had injured animals and I’ve used them before, so that is why I know that the one on this cat is too small. And no, I have never done anything like this just for a joke or to take a stupid picture. I don’t believe in creating anxiety or pain in animals just for my entertainment.
I think this picture is hilarious and not abusive or torturous at all. You’ll be lying if you say you’ve never done anything like this. It’s funny. Get off your high horses. You’re not all that. Go cry to PETA.
I’m rather certain that making a statement that everyone who doesn’t understand this cone that animals have to wear would be lying if they say they’ve ‘never done anything like this’ might be a little far fetched… Just thought I’d point that out. I haven’t jumped to the conclusion that they’re being tortured. But please, play it safe and don’t make a crazy statement like this… You really think that with all the people in the world, everyone must have tried putting a collar around a cat’s neck…?
Well, I made a blanket statement and used the word “anything” as my “playing it safe”. Ever played fetch with a dog and faked throwing it and gotten them totally confused? I’m talking about any harmless teasing we do with our animals. So, the way I see it, it wasn’t a crazy statement at all. I think you just misunderstood what I was going for. I’ve never put a collar on a cat, so I wouldn’t even make a statement infering that I had.
Marissa ‘Riss’ Ferrell Definitely still not safe enough…A lot of people have never owned a pet. lol. I can appreciate your statement more, now..
Lol good. I only have a turtle, but I do like play around with my best friend’s cats. Put tape on the bottom of their feet. Totally harmless but so funny! LOL! And I mess around with my uncles dog all the time. Such a sweet dog. Haha He’s so fun!
Marissa ‘Riss’ Ferrell Your too funny
Well thank you, kind sir! *bows*
As soon as I find out who to report these buttholes to I will!
U really need to chill out hun… The cat is fine… These cones are for medical purposes… The person saw the cat standing on their hind legs on the snowboard n thought it was funny.
i’m not sure who did it, but I assume they weren’t hurting the cat. I have dozens of pictures of my cat where someone might think I’m torturing him… but he just does crazy things and puts himself into weird positions and places and he likes weird things. Heck my cat would purposely put his head into something like that. So it’s my guess someone did this just for a few seconds to get a funny picture. But I have no idea about the real history… who knows?
and, if u were to soak the cat, it would down size quite a bit, looks like it fits to me, shulda given it a small hair cut around the neck tho for comfort
Kathleen, you are only making yourself look stupid by spouting off about something you know nothing about. I once had one of these on one of my cats in order to keep her from pulling out her surgical stitches. The “Elizabethan Collar” is a medical device used by vets on both dogs and cats to keep them from chewing on stitches or scratching at a new surgical spot and damaging the wound further. Dogs normally take to them better than cats do, but nonetheless, it is not torture, it is not painful, it is not punishment It is humane and ethical by allowing the animal’s wound to heal without getting infected due to them chewing at it or pulling on their stitches. Please research and educate yourself before you get all worked up over something you know nothing about.
Anita Wuest that is the problem exactly,it isnt something well seen so she truly didnt know im sure. her passion tho for not harming animals is admirable lets give her that much .i would like more ppl to care so much.kinda of funny tho ,it could appear torturious if not known .
That is NOT funny! It’s terrible! Take that effin’ thing off of that cat immediately! It’s about 10 sizes too small! How’d you like someone to jam your head into that? If I knew where you were I’d do it!
The sick bastsrds
So NOT funny!!!
It would be abusive if they DIDN’T have the con on it. That IS the correct size for that cat. If they didn’t have it on the cat, it could potential scratch at something it shouldn’t be scratching at or pulling out stiches. They use smaller cones varying on the severity of the situation. It can breathe very well and walk just as well. It’ll just be a bit annoyed. Animals are funny with them on and you can’t help but laugh sometimes, so I WHOLEHEARTEDLY support this picture. Being an animal lover, I see not one thing wrong with this.
it’s not too small, that’s just a REALLY fluffy cat.
Yo – Kathleen G.M., Wendy Mc. C., and Terri M: Whoa, calm down people. The Elizabethan Collar is a medical device used by vets on both dogs and cats to keep them from chewing on stitches or scratching at a new surgical spot and damaging the wound further. Dogs normally take to them better than cats do, but nonetheless, it is not torture, it is not painful, it is not punishment of any kind. It is extremely ethical by allowing the animal’s wound to heal without getting infected due to them chewing at it or pulling on their stitches. Please research and educate yourselves before you get all worked up over something you know nothing about.
I’ve not messed with this cone thing for a pet before. But I can see the view point of the people using it as they explained it. But, I have to say, Kathleen, Wendy and Terry, you guys touch my heart. That is so sweet to see your reaction to the kitten. It shows your heart condition..
i know it does appear to be to small but it isnt ,cats have extremely small necks if anything it may be to loose which would be terrible for the cat if it comes off and stitches get licked chewed or even removed, i am a big cat lover and would go so far to say i might severly hurt someone if not more for harming one.i do understand your feeling like this is cruel but it truly isnt and it is safe ,very light wieght too.they will die and can die if infection or removale occurs,if they do not put it on closely it will be easy for a cat or dog to get off and ive seen both emmediately go to incesions and destroy them in less than 15 seconds ,i will say for those who truely care for there pets comfort to very gently wipe not rub or scrub but a few very gentle wipes across stitches with absolutly no pressure in order to help them relieve some of the tightness or ichyness if they seem to be having any and do it with sterel pieces of gause bandage squares 2 or 3 times a day .
Actually, the cone is the correct size. It’s just the cat looks so fluffy that it appears to look too small. The cone is too protect the cat from either scratching or biting whatever it is that was treated at the vet. Would you rather the cat made it’s infection worse by touching it?
You guys claiming animal abuse are fcking retarded. Go educate yourselves, mmkay!
Take a Chill-Pill Kathleen. This is collar is ACTUALLY used “By a Vet” to PROTECT the cat from harming itself as some sort a treatment. You shouldn’t Jump to conclusions that the owner is just doing this to get a laugh. It mat LOOK cruel, but the opposite is true. Taking it OFF may Harm the cat.