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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:34 PM

Have you been able to use the "Elizabethan Collar" or cone collar on your pet?

My dog has a sore on his elbow that needs to heal. He got a big injection of antibiotics from the vet yesterday. She told me to keep a collar on him for at least 7 days.

He's part malamute and very independent. He doesn't do something just because I want him to. The last time I tried the cone collar was years ago and he kept running into me with it until I gave up.

He has continued to lick the sore off and on since we went to the vet. I ordered a soft collar on Amazon which should be delivered tomorrow. I have a feeling he's not going to like this either, although it won't be as painful for me when he runs into me.

Anyone have success getting their dog to wear the collar?

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Reply Have you been able to use the "Elizabethan Collar" or cone collar on your pet? (Original post)
milestogo Jul 2019 OP
Skittles Jul 2019 #1
DonaldsRump Jul 2019 #2
milestogo Jul 2019 #5
ZZenith Jul 2019 #3
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2019 #4
peacebuzzard Jul 2019 #6
procon Jul 2019 #7
milestogo Jul 2019 #10
procon Jul 2019 #13
irisblue Jul 2019 #15
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #8
milestogo Jul 2019 #9
mahina Jul 2019 #11
Thekaspervote Jul 2019 #12
milestogo Jul 2019 #14
irisblue Jul 2019 #16
Evergreen Emerald Jul 2019 #17
milestogo Jul 2019 #18
Tracer Jul 2019 #19
milestogo Jul 2019 #20

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:35 PM

1. the cone of shame? yes, on a cat

he had it coming, he would not stop picking at some stitches

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:38 PM

2. We've had two dogs to wear the Elizabethan collar

Both of them got used to it very quickly. He will continue to run into you since his peripheral vision won't be that great, but I'm sure he will look awfully cute in it!

Seriously, though, it's essential to keep them from doing stuff like he's doing or when they have surgery, spayed, etc.

I'm not sure about the soft collar...our collars were plastic/3M kinda' stuff.

Hope all goes well!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:12 PM

5. I think the running into me was totally deliberate in his case.

It was his way of saying "take this damn thing off me or i will hurt you with it"!

Thanks.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:40 PM

3. The soft ones can work provided they are long enough to cover their entire snout.

Certainly more humane than the hard ones, for everyone involved.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:46 PM

4. we've had three dogs wear the cone of shame. Never popular, but the time does eventually go by.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:17 PM

6. soft one is a little kinder for all involved somewhat

My little rescue dog is shy and apprehensive anyway. She is terrified of the cats and normally just hangs by herself in the furthest corner. When she had to use a cone for health issues she became more reclusive. It did not help that my latest rescue cat is terrified of hats and when doggy walked in with the cone the cat really became defensive. This terrified the poor cone wearing shy dog even more.
We were all glad when the issues were resolved.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:42 PM

7. Try some alternatives...

Put a T-shirt on him with long enough sleeves that he can't touch the area.

Fold a towel and wrap it around his neck, it should make a thick, wide collar that restricts his head movement from side to side. Secure the ends with a strip of tape. If he can get it off, tape the towel to his regular collar for added strength.

You can also make him a cape that is wide enough to cover the area. I've made them out of fabric scraps, old towels, whatever you have on hand. Secure it to his collar and let it drape across his back, closing the front so there's no opening.

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:19 AM

10. Thanks for the ideas.

The vet did mention a tshirt, but its so hot out (and he has a thick coat) I hate to put something else on him.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:35 AM

13. Cut it down to fit.

You basicly want the sleeve area to cover his sore. Just start cutting off the rest of the shirt that doesn't actually help to protect that area.

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Response to procon (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:39 PM

15. I did that with Princess Peanut

Kids T shirt & I used scissors to cut off what wasn't needed.

I told her she was the Woman from 'Flash Dance'

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:54 PM

8. Look at this!

I think it's a good alternative to a cone and more humane. Just make sure he can't get it off. It will also take a little work.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:17 AM

9. Excellent, thanks!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:28 AM

11. Rolled up big towel secured with duct tape around the neck

and Aloe Vera on the part she is licking works for me.

Good luck with your doggie!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:47 AM

12. There is an inflatable soft collar that looks like an airplane neck pillow. Much easier for the

Animal to eat and see. Worth the investment

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:24 AM

14. Thats the one I ordered from Amazon - should be here today.

I already have a hard cone but that's the one he kept ramming against me. I think he's going to try to remove anything I put on him but I'll try.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:40 PM

16. Of course he will. Huskies are stubborn & flippin smart

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:50 PM

17. Yes. My dog used it as a tool

to help open doors, attack cats, etc. She was quite adapt.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:07 PM

18. OK I got the soft collar today and put it on this afternoon.

You have to inflate it first. He kind of stood around for a minute waiting for me to take it off, which is what he does when I put a halloween costume on him. Dress him up, take a few pictures, take it off. After a while he laid on my feet like he was reminding me that he is still dressed up.

I could apply the antibiotic and now he can't lick it off like he always does. Hopefully it will heal quickly.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:53 AM

19. Here's another option for a collar:

My 9 month-old Berry swallowed a chunk of a toy that then got stuck in her intestine. So she had an operation to remove it. She absolutely refused the cone of shame and ripped it off every time. I went to the local RiteAid and bought a roll of bubble wrap. My daughter whipped up a snap-on cover from scrap fabric. It fit perfectly, and weighed nothing. Berry tolerated it very well and even used it as a pillow!

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Response to Tracer (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:04 AM

20. Great idea!

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