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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2021, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Zumba got neutered 3 days ago. Itís been hard on her, and on me. Itís hard to see her so despondent due to the collar around her head. Sheíll get moments of energy, follows me around, even does a tiny bit of running, but then, I am not sure if it is that she loses her energy, or it hits her it is no fun with the collar, and back to her cage she goes. I read that one can use a t-shirt instead of a collar. Can anyone explain that to me, and how successful it is to stop her from licking herself. Has anyone done the full two weeks of collar after neutering?
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You want to use a baby onesie as a tshirt will not cover the incision. Measure your dog from neck to tail to pick the correct size. You put the onesie on with the front of it on the dogs back. Leave the center snap of the crotch open and the tail will fit through there. When you take your dog out to potty you unsnap and roll it up. You still have to watch them while wearing it because some dogs will lick and try to get at the incision through the shirt. For this reason I only used it during the day at first, until I was sure she was ok with it and to give the incision time to heal a little. I think my vet told me a week to ten days for the incision to heal. I gave Molly a lot of breaks from the collar when I was home with her and actively supervising her. Honestly, I think it is harder on us to see it on them than it is for them to adjust.



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I did the onesie a little but the soft donut from Amazon was more useful. however, some puppies can even get around that. The donut was just a lot better than the cone, IMO, because once Sundance got used to it, he kind of used it as a pillow. With a girl, since the recovery is longer, I imagine both the onesies and a donut could be useful at different points.
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We did the onesie and cone on Jack. Jack had the tongue of a hummingbird and could actually lick himself with the cone on. So weird.

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That photo of Molly in her onesie is so cute. The onesie seems so oversize on her, yet I bet it was tiny!

We went the onesie route. There are pictures of her on posts 18 and 32 of this thread.

I feel like we bought a cone but ended up not using it.

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Cone for surgery

Cotton had both dew claws removed several months ago. We tried 2 different donuts but he escaped both of them quickly. We modified the cone the vet gave us. It took a couple days for him to adjust but then he was fine-as you can see below. I forgot to remove his collar before I put the food down and he was more interested in eating immediately!
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Here is Molly in her onesie.
Thank you for the advice and those pictures are sooooo cute!!! I love the onesie on her!
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I did the onesie a little but the soft donut from Amazon was more useful. however, some puppies can even get around that. The donut was just a lot better than the cone, IMO, because once Sundance got used to it, he kind of used it as a pillow. With a girl, since the recovery is longer, I imagine both the onesies and a donut could be useful at different points.
I had to look that up since I had not heard of it before. I think she would prefer that. Will have to try it. Thanks.
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Here is a picture of my little Zumba before and after collar.
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