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Alternative to e-collar after spay

Lucy was spayed today and I had bought her a soft e-collar from amazon to use instead of the hard plastic one. While it's soft and make of a nylon material, the boning in it makes it feel heavy. Lucy does not pick her head up off the floor with it on and will not move. She's only 5 lbs so I wonder if it's just too heavy for her little neck to handle. I was thinking of getting her a onesie for when I can supervise her. But I'm looking to run to petsmart tomorrow afternoon to find something else that can prevent her from licking/biting the incision site when I can't supervise her. Does anyone have any suggestions for something I can pick up at the store tomorrow that is lighter in material and she may tolerate more?
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I've read about blow up ones that are not as stiff. Your baby is very small.How old is she/

Maddie at 5mo old
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I've read about blow up ones that are not as stiff. Your baby is very small.How old is she/
She's almost 7 months now.

I was also thinking of those too...they don't seem comfortable for sleeping though...it reminds me of those uncomfortable airplane pillows that are supposed to help but don't.

Not sure if others have had experience with those kind of collars

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Gibbs had hernia, cherry eye and neuter surgery. We bought a baby onesie and but a hole for the tail. It worked perfectly.

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Gibbs had hernia, cherry eye and neuter surgery. We bought a baby onesie and but a hole for the tail. It worked perfectly.
Really! He didn't try to bite it at all? My preference would be to leave her in a onesie but wasn't sure if that's safe
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Emmie did really well with her cute pink onesie after she was spayed. It was much more comfortable than a soft or hard collar. -Jeanne-
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We used it overnight and when we couldn't supervise him.

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Thank you guys for your input. I will head over to Target this afternoon and pick up a couple onesies for her. Hopefully that should be enough to keep her from biting at her incisions.
Lucy is pretty miserable right now with the cone and pain. I hate seeing her like that!
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Really! He didn't try to bite it at all? My preference would be to leave her in a onesie but wasn't sure if that's safe
The only "problem" we had was after Gibbs learned that if it wasn't snapped, he could still lick himself. Once he realized that, he fought us a little when we tried to snap it. He couldn't unsnap it, but he would squirm and run when we tried to snap it.

He's a pretty smart pup. He quickly learned that we would unsnap it to take him outside to potty. Not so coincidentally, he seemed to have to take more potty breaks throughout the day. I tried to explain to him that it was either the onesie or the collar, but he just tilted his head and gave me a kiss. I don't think he understood.

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I used a sock and stuffed it with other socks. then pinned that. worked like a charm. (My dog is 10lbs.)
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