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Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
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Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
Saw my DME today and got my CPAP. The woman who set me up with the machine said that cats have been known to chew on the plastic of the mask or supplies. Has anyone found this to be the case with their pets? I was more worried about the cat freaking out from the noise or playing with the hose, seeing it as a large string or something. Or being bothered by the noise.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
That would depend on the cat.  We have four and one of them sleeps curled up next to me.  She was a little curious about the air coming out of the mask the first night, but she lost interest quickly.  She is happy as long as the hose is not in HER spot!  Too-funny
If yours are more curious and like to chew on lamp cords and such you may want to consider a cover for the hose....
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
I have two cats and neither of them could care less. 
They didn't even sniff around to see what's going on.
They just keep doing what they've always done.  
Maybe they're thinking... If it's OK for our pet human... then it's OK by us.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
We have two cats. At night, they sleep in the garage. During the day, they roam the house. Never seen either of them mess with my CPAP machine or it's hose. 

During the day, they will sometimes nap on the bed near the foot. Neither has shown any interest at all.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
Have three cats and only one has shown any interest in the hose. I use a hose cover to keep little teeth away from it and it has worked quite well. Looking for a cover for the unit as this same cat has learned to step on the machine and turn it off. She does this some mornings if one of us doesn't get up to feed her. Oh, and that is at 3 in the morning. Wouldn't change it for the world.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
Ours were initially curious, but have never attached the machine or accessories.
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I don't think my cats would ever get too close to the tube, they are very scared of it and it hissing sounds that it makes.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
We are owned by 5 cats and they want nothing to do with the machine. The hose now and then will intrigue them to make them want to chew it because I have it draped up over the headboard so it is out of the way but they have not touched my mask at all....
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
My current cat is completely disinterested unless the mask vent is blowing directly on him, and then he moves away. My last cat liked to lie underneath the mask vent (too close to me!!). Neither have/had ever scratched or clawed or chewed on any bits. Both are/were carpet and curtain shredders.
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
Our two don't but my mother in law's cat chewed holes in her hose. I put a piece of flexible plastic corrugated wire loom on her cpap hose and oxygen hose. It is slit down the side and slips on easily. Auto supply stores like NAPA and Autozone carry it.
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