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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Question How long did you have to keep the ecollare on your pup?

Duncan was neutered on Monday and we go back next Monday.I take off his collar when he eats,but right after he eats he goes to licking his incision.
I so want to take the collar off,but I am concerned that by licking it so much he will some damage.Is is too soon to totally remove?
I can't watch him every single minute,but he seems so clunky with it on.
SO basically how long did you all keep it on?


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None of my three boys were sent home with a collar and I never had any problems.

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I was told 10 days if they were licking. If you can find a bite not collar your life will be a lot easier.




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Scout had to keep the collar on until he got his stitches out (10-14 days after surgery). But, I had used e-collars before and hated them (as did my dog). So, we used the bite-not collar and thought it was a much better way to go. The dog is much more comfortable -- he can eat, doesn't walk into walls... You need to make sure to put it on pretty tight so they can't get to their stitches. Their website is bitenot.com. Maybe you could find a place near you that carries them. They are a much more comfortable option than an e-collar.
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No collar for Brady. He licked here or there, but I think it was just to check it out. We didn't have any problems.


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Yes,.. Beamer hates his collar... I put it on him last night before bed and we froze in place for about 10 minutes anddidnt move a muscle.. he looked so SAD... then came the water works..
Felt so bad we took it off him for the night.. I'm a very light sleeper, so im pretty sure he slept through the night without licking it..
Had to put it on him before work this morning though as no one could come be with him untill 9:30am...
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I had one male that would have licked himself wide open if he didn't have the collar on, so he ended up keeping his on for two weeks.
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Is alittle licking here and there ok? Or should he not be touching his incision at all?
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I actually emailed the bite not company and asked if they could help me out and see if I could find a retailer near me that sells it.Do you think they got back to me???NOPE!!
Oh well,I think when I am home and watching him I'll give him some free time,but when we are out,it goes right back on.
Thanks all!


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Goldie licked hers too. She was sensitive to the material the stitches are made out of. My vet said it irritates the skin on a lot of dogs. She licked it a lot and I guess it didn't do too much damage. I tried to watch her and make sure she I stopped her when I could. When the stitches came out, she never once touched it again.
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