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Elizabethan Collar?

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My little Ivy is getting spayed in a week, she is such a licker I'm sure the vet will put an Elizabethan collar on her to protect the incision. I am dreading the thought of this horrible plastic cone collar, how will she sleep for example?!. Does any one know an alternative? I have seen the Kong Cloud e-collar online but would our Havs be too flexible for this?
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I just did a quick look online and this is the kind of thing Timmy used. He didn't like it either but it is much better then the dreaded cone of shame. http://www.petco.com/product/100555/...ve-Collar.aspx I know some people also use onesies so that's something to consider too. Hope Ive does well, I'm sure she will.

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I bought the pro collar and my hav was too flexible and could still get to it. Maybe I didnt puff it up enough, but in any case I didnt feel comfortable that it was going to work. I ended up with a canvas e-collar, I forgot the brand, but it is softer and adjustable with velcro. I left it off when I could watch him so he had a break from it.
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I have both the comfy cone and a blow up collar. I let my guys sleep in these because they were more comfortable. When I wasn't with them I put on the plastic cone. When Fred had his knee surgery he was able to rip out his stitches with the comfy cone....so that's why the plastic cone when I was at work!





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I think a lot of folks put a onesie on their females too





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Thank you all so much for your helpful comments!
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They figure it out. The plastic cone lets them put their heads down to sleep. The only difficulties comes from negotiating narrow spaces like crate doors. Going up stairs are hard too. The hard plastic is deadlier for the owners. Ouch!

The soft cone is nicer for the owner. We have one but I really am not sure if we got it for us more than for him. It is heavier, not transparent, still gets stuck on doorways (not as much) and more flexible. Jack was able to bend around it.

The blow-up donut was useless.

The onesie or shirt - It work for one of our dogs. Didn't work for Jack. He is either unusually bendy or has a really long tongue but we had to put him the hard plastic collar AND an onesie. He was so pathetic looking.

So that is our experience. The Cone of Shame only makes us uncomfortable.

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i didnt need one.. but a baby onesie worked wonders!!

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Thanks! Can I ask where did you find a onesie that covers the underneath-did you use a baby one and then cut a hole for her tail? I've also come across anti-lick strips that you put over the wound - has anyone tried these?
Thanks everyone really appreciate your help ;-) x
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Thanks! Can I ask where did you find a onesie that covers the underneath-did you use a baby one and then cut a hole for her tail? I've also come across anti-lick strips that you put over the wound - has anyone tried these?
Thanks everyone really appreciate your help ;-) x
I got a 3 month old sized baby onesie (she was 8lbs). I didn't snap the bottom of it, but I think you could definitely just cut out a hole for the tail. It more than covered her entire belly - but she never tried once to lick or dig at the incision site.

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