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Monday, 25 November 2013

Comfort factor

Anyone know of a more comfortable option to the cone of shame for dogs?

Jane Gordon, by Twitter

13 comments:

  1. I believe you can get large fabric rolls now that are much more comfortable and will still stop a dog from chewing at a wound.

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  2. Hi there. May or may not help. Depending on injury or op the dog has, try a cotton tee shirt.....I used one successfully on our rottie when she was spayed. Secured it by tying in a knot at the end of the material. :)

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  3. Depending what area is involved i use and old t shirt or a boys vest. I also rub clove oil around the area. My dogs hate the taste

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  4. A measly few minuets or so isolated in a boring room on the dog's own would be ideal. Don't leave the dog for too long however as it won't learn.

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  5. No idea if they work or not but inflatable Comfy Collars look like a good alternative:
    http://www.comfycollars.co.uk/

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  6. Hi you can get collars that are a bit like human neck braces, but these only work if the wound is around the hind quarters

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  7. I guess it depends what needs protecting. If it's the belly then a thundershirt would work, they are really soft so shouldn't hurt the wound but really thick and close fitting so a dog couldn't chew through them.
    Legs and feet I've tried different protective things and nothing stays in very well.
    Bums I suppose doggy nappies might work.
    I have seen blow up versions kind off like water wings that go round the neck before. Lol but in the shape of a ring. They looked much more comfortable but I don't know where I saw them....Sorry someone else might though.x

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  8. I have a 'Comfy Collar' for my two JRT crosses. It is like a blow up rubber ring (with a strong cover) that wraps round your dogs neck and uses velcro to fix it shut.
    Several companies make them. Check out this link http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=comfy%20collar&sprefix=comfy+collar%2Caps%2C397&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acomfy%20collar

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  9. http://www.comfycollars.co.uk this is sooo much better than the Victorian collar. good luck!

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  10. Kong do a cloud collar that makes it hard for the dog to turn it's head to get to injury sites. There's also a soft-e collar. If you go to somewhere like Amazon and search for recovery collars quite a few are available.

    Olwen Turns Behaviourist Cloverleaf Canine Centre

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  11. I am quite late seeing this and know it has already featured in the magazine but I hope you see this reply anyway. One of our best sellers is the Medical Pet Shirt. Lots of people are using them as an alternative to the cone http://www.dfordog.co.uk/medical-pet-shirts.html or there is a soft, flexible cone called the Trimline which you may like to try http://www.dfordog.co.uk/trimline-recovery-collar.html

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  12. By the way, someone above mentioned legs. These are perfect and won't fall off http://www.dfordog.co.uk/protective-pet-sleeve-front-leg.html

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