No, cone is still on. Reason is because last week I thought i could trust him but no he bit it off in 1 minute. I've tried to clean it but the hair will not budge at all.It probably just needs cleaned. Try a soft, clean cloth with warm water to see if that will help. Funny, for a cat who couldn't stop licking at this place, wonder why he is not cleaning it himself? I presume you have taken the cone off by now?