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My cat discovered scratching her wound on her tummy with her cone. How can I keep her from doing that? Removing the cone will make her lick the wound.
Most likely the cone is touching her belly when she moves and it bothers so she searches it. This happens often and it seems the makers of these cones would change the design but this is still the best thing available.
The easiest thing to do is to buy a roll of thick wide surgical tape and glue it all around the edges (most any glue will work - just look to see that it works with plastic). This will soften the touch so it may not irritate her belly but you may still need a shirt of some kind that will completely cover her belly. A small boys t-shirt works well but you may have to tape it around her body to make it fit. I have used duct tape for this as it is easy to put on and remove/replace. This will usually distract them enough for the wound to heal but you can also distract them. When you see them scratching just touch them on their back/head or give them a small treat or catnip.
She's using the edge of her cone? You could try putting a padding on it somehow. Is her wound exposed or bandaged?
I would cut off the sharp edge of the cone and cover the edges with soft material.
Hot glue moleskin around the edges of the cone. If it keeps trying to scratch, let the vet know as they can give her something to stop the itch.