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Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
#21
RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
I am a new pap user for about two weeks and I have a cat. My Marty was at first freaked out (got all puffy and hissed at it), then he got curious for a few days batting the hose and annoyed that it was in his space (this was before I got the hose cozy and a hook), and now he has embraced it and pretty much leaves it alone and actually sleeps in his usual spot which is right under my hose hook.

I think like anything new they need a couple of days to adjust and sometimes don’t make a big deal of it because they feed off of that.
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#22
RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
I don't have cats anymore but they never bothered with it. My dog on the other hand... he would chew on it.

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#23
RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
Since I started using a CPAP we have had 5 or 6 cats - none of which have every bothered my equipment. They mostly lay next to it when it's on since it does vibrate slightly or completely ignore it. We did have one cat that loved to sleep on my stomach but did not appreciate the wind tunnel that ruffled her fur!
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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
One of my cats learned that if she could wake me by other means, turning off the machine would work. I fixed that by putting a cover over the switch. Let's see if she can move the cover. Too-funny
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#25
RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
One of the cats could care less and the other thinks a monster eats my face at night. I'd be more concerned with a dog. They like things that smell like you.
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#26
RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
My dog has been around CPAP since he was a puppy and as a result is totally desensitized to respirators and ventilators of all kinds. He is a therapy dog and visits in hospitals and nursing homes.  Sometimes the patients are in pretty distressed shape, and sometimes not, but he is mostly appreciated if there is any consciousness. The stroke patients are tough.  My dog Louie is a gift to those that can't be home, and respirators or CPAPs don't make much difference to him.  He also sits quietly at the bar. Wonder-dog.


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RE: Do cats attack CPAPs or their plastic parts?
I have a cairn terrier and he could care less about the CPAP but some pups just like things that taste like you. My husband's hearing tech said not to leave his hearing aids out for that reason.

Just off topic I think therapy dogs are such a gift. I worked in a hospital for many years and people would just light up to see the pets come in.
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