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Untrue that works for cats - at least not mine
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2018
Our little 7 lb., 11-year-old cat Suki loves me and likes to snuggle with me at night. When I get into bed, she comes purring and positions herself on my chest or burrows under the covers and rests her head on my arm. It’s sweet and cuddly.
Lately, however, Suki has become a nocturnal threat. I'm talking wet bombs.
I'm talking carpet puddles on the path to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
I'm talking waking to wet sheets against my legs.
I'm talking wet spots on MY pajamas.
Turns out she has kidney disease.
Something had to be done. I went where everyone goes for the best advice...the internet. ;-) I discovered pet diapers! I remembered that my friend uses some on her aging and incontinent dog. So I found the ones pictured here. But would they work on a cat? I wondered.
Someone posted a question on the Amazon product page: “Need something for my incontinent elderly cat. Would these work?” Linda M. responded, “Absolutely, I've used them on my cat and they work great!” The vendor replied, “Hi yes of course they will work perfectly fine as long as they fit him well. Please make sure you choose the correct size ;)
Try them out, we offer 100% satisfaction guarantee or money back. Buy it with confidence.”
I ordered some and tried putting them on my small dog first as an experiment. Putting them on him was easy-peasy., and my dog lounged about in them.
So I headed off to the bedroom upstairs, diapers in hand. Suki greeted me warmly. I gave her a good dose of petting, neck-rubbing and cheek-stroking. I sat down cross-legged on the floor. Suki climbed into my lap. I put the end of her tail through the hole in the diaper. It flicked out. I put it back in. It flicked out. I held on to the tail in the middle and tried to stuff furry spaghetti through the hole.
I dropped the diaper and plucked out claws embedded in my jeans.
Maybe it would be better to cover the belly first and worry about the tail later. I flipped Suki over and quickly pressed the diaper against her belly.
Dropped the diaper and disembedded claws from my shirt sleeve.
Slowly and carefully disembedded claws from shirt sleeve, jeans and front of shirt.
Picked up diaper. Just managed to retrieve back end of screeching, flailing airborne Claw Machine.
Shoved Claw Machine into lap where claws firmly embedded. Pressing Claw Machine firmly down through jeans, tried cooing lovingly to it. Received growling response.
Engaged in all out “damn the torpedoes” warfare and somehow emerged victorious after 10 minutes. Relaxed hold and Claw Machine launched across the room and out to the hall.
Set timer on Apple watch and retrieved iPhone to take picture of Suki in diapers. Stepped out in the hall. Too late.
Total time elapsed with cat in diapers: 30 seconds.
I don't know whether the diaper would have worked to capture the urine. If this product were only for cats, I would have given it 1 star, but since it was easy to put on my dog, I gave it 3. I am rating it poorly because the seller said it would work on cats. With their guarantee, I thought I would just return them if they didn't work. Returning is a hassle, however, even if everything goes smoothly, and the time for returning expired before I got it done. So if you have a cat...find another solution.