Big old Miew has a bald patch on his back. It was initially caused by a reaction to some flea drop medication, which scabbed up and became itchy…and cats being clean, Miew licked it… over and over, as you would do if you had an itch.
We have had to resort to using one of Alex’s old baby grows to try and stop the licking, as those cone collars are no good for Miew. As a kitten he figured them out, and since then they don’t stay on. He put his head down so that the cone top sat flush on the floor, then after a few minutes of contemplation, he did a foward roll. This popped the safety off of his collar and slipped the cone right off. Even with leg straps this technique worked, so we learnt….
Several years later and all down to his own fault, this senior cat is in a crop top vest with “Piglet” on the front!