Instructions for use

Create correctly

We will be happy to advise you by phone, if you send us 3-4 photos of your cat with mask (from different perspectives) to info@aniprotec.de. We are available on weekdays from 9h-22h and on Sundays and holidays from 11h to 18h at

07644 9266095

ANIMALS WANT TO UNDERSTAND TOO! …and no one knows better than us pet owners how well they can do it ! Yet sometimes we forget to explain something new to them as well – yes, simply with our language like with a child!

For example, it happens again and again that the cats of our customers get their new OPTIVIZOR eye protection “just put on” – after the surgery or even during the fitting; and often the natural reaction is: defense! A cat who wakes up from anesthesia, is in pain, and then FIRST wears a mask on her head, concludes quite clearly: “The new mask is to blame for my new pain – so it has to come off, then the pain will stop! ” The goal will haunt them for days…..especially if the cats are also blind and can’t even see what’s happening. That’s why:

  • Before putting the mask on for the first time, please let the cat sniff it thoroughly and rub its face on it; – TELL the cat what the mask is good for.
  • for blind cats: One imagines besides the cat with the mask on the head intensively
  • put the mask in the cat’s basket so that it gets used to the idea
  • repeat the above later and THEN REPLACE FIRST
  • praise the cat a lot and tell her how smart she looks
  • try to let the cat look at itself in the mirror – but do not force it!
  • blind cats always also tell what you are doing !

And DON’T FORGET: Promise her her favorite treat as a reward for her cooperation!

IMPORTANT! When you put the mask on the cat for the first time, make sure: the mask must be closed so tightly at the neck that the cat can not take it off to the front ! If she succeeds once, he will try again and again….


Most cats have such thick fur that they do not need padding underneath. For cats with too thin or no fur (e.g. Agyptian Mau, Sphynx) we recommend self-help if necessary, e.g. by lining with foam rubber or taping with Leukoplast.

Chin closure:

If the Velcro under the chin is too short or too wide, replace the Velcro with a loop tape or similar and close the mask with it. The chin closure should not be tight, it only serves to keep the mask in the correct fit.

Care of the OPTIVIZOR:

Scratching of the PVC is unfortunately unavoidable, as a soft, flexible material is needed on which the cat cannot hurt itself; after all, the mask fits very tightly to the face and also the edges are in the face and eye area. Also for night time, the mask must not be stiff to disturb the cat as little as possible.

Unfortunately, the consequence is that averted touches and scratches that would otherwise have landed on the face and eye now leave their mark on the mask. Depending on how dynamic a cat is, there may be more or very few scratches.

If the mask is used continuously, a fine, greasy film forms very quickly on the PVC due to contact with the cat’s fur and breath. Please then simply clean the mask with a soft cloth and warm water with a little dishwashing liquid – it will then become considerably “clearer” again.