Have you spoken about this to your vet? Would your sitter be willing to pick your kitty up from the vets and transport it home when the vet thinks all is OK with the tail?
I know I would not leave the e collar on my cat unsupervised, that's for sure. The bandage I would be too afraid of the kitty trying to take it off and choking on it.
Cat maid to:
Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 10 yrs)
Sweet Pea, female silver tabby DSH (approx 8 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 7 yrs)
Puddles RIP (1996-2014
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.-English Proverb
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