Lots of options with this e-collar
My doberman has lick granulomas on his legs. We have bought all types of e-collars and this one has advantages and disadvantages just like all the others. I like that it can be turned around and put on my dog's body to inhibit the licking, but not interfere with his eating/drinking. One disadvantage is that it is not clear, and he can not see through it when it is worn as shown in the pic above. It can be washed, although I have not done that yet. When worn on his body, he can still get if off easier than if it is worn as shown in the pic above.
January 8, 2013
I liked this way better than the cone provided by the vet. Once I took out the stays that keep the shape my dog was happy and seemed to function more normally.
October 3, 2012
I thought this would be much better than the plastic cones you get from the vet. I ordered the XLarge for my Boxer who has a 21" neck. This barely fit his neck comfortably. It is way too long from neck to snout. Since the foam is laminated by nylon there is no way to cut back the cone without ruining the construction of the whole cone.
Im sure it works for some..but not for us.
March 24, 2012
My dog hates having a cone on, but this one she didn't really mind. Super easy to take off when needed. Made the days after her surgery much more bearable. A must have if your dog is in need of a cone!
January 31, 2012
Working Well for My Cat, with some Supervision
I bought this for my cat. She's pretty large, so I measured her neck and ordered a small. The first time I put it on, she used her back legs and kicked it off within 5 minutes. I put in on more snuggly (need to make sure you aren't choking them!), and she's been wearing it for several days now (I take it off for a few minutes several times a day so she can itch her face and neck). I've been able to flip the bottom part of the cone down so she is able to eat and drink with it on, but I need to monitor her, because when she's done, I have to flip it back up or else she's still able to reach around and lick the boo-boo under her tail, which caused the huge sore requiring this cone in the first place.
She's very unhappy with this thing on, but considering the misery of a hard plastic cone, I don't feel as bad with the comfy cone. She sleeps with it on, and seems to managing.
The good news is the other cats are afraid of the comfy cone, so they leave her alone to convalesce!
January 30, 2012
Finally a way to keep him from chewing his back
This is our 4th attempt at a cone. Tried the inflatable collar--no go, he got it off and then he and the puppy used it as a toy. Then tried a regular cone. Scared him. Would not drink, use crate, go down stairs. Finally tried the bite-not collar. He thought that it was awfully uncomfortable and would barely move. All this for a little wart on his back that he has been chewing on for 2 months. He has had the comfy cone for less than 24 hours, and the would already looks so much better. He is drinking, using stairs. Getting on and off the couch.
January 25, 2012