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I have had a hard time getting vets to give me stuff to tranquilize a dog who has to recover from surgery, etc.

I recall having one who got pretty snarky on something so maybe that is why.

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I'm a little confused - are you putting on and taking off the collar frequently, or leaving it on him until he gets better?

I've had great luck with a BiteNot collar as an alternative to the Elizabethan collar. Dogs can eat, sleep, go in their crate and turn around, use a dog door, and even play wearing it. It's also much easier to get on: Home Page

I used it when Halo got a huge hot spot on her side, it prevented her from turning her head far enough to lick the spot, so it had a chance to heal, but didn't really restrict her in any other way.


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I'm sorry but an E collar for that sounds flat out insane to me?? Kinda thought that's what the Elizabethan collar was for?

I'd return the E collar and find a new vet!
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I had one dog who defeated a properly sized and fitted bite not. I even called the company. It was the dog with fistulas. It is a good product but it is possible.....they say some figure out the trick.

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I use this one for my dogs
http://www.amazon.com/Comfy-Cone-E-Collar-Medium-Black/dp/B000XY7C7C
But I suspect the growling is not so much associated with the collar but with pain. I agree with Jenn, call the vet.




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I had one dog who defeated a properly sized and fitted bite not. I even called the company. It was the dog with fistulas. It is a good product but it is possible.....they say some figure out the trick.
Wow! I feel lucky that Halo didn't figure it out - she's a crafty one.

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Tramadol is good for pain but makes them high, like they're still superdog when they really should be resting.

Otto was sent home from his neuter with rymadil. Um no, you've met this dog right?

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They said it has happened. I don't think he could have reached his flank but he was able to get between his legs to get to his tail by curling up his body.....That long GSD back you know.....it must be pretty darned painful to contort yourself that way to get to it. It is certainly worth trying.

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rymadil and previcox are for inflammation. Previcox is easier on their organs but more expensive.

Jax did ok on tramadol but Chaos was stoned. Personally, I can't take the stuff and I've always wondered if my dogs got the headache from **** the day after taking it too.

Just a thought...Jax had infected elbow callouses that she wouldn't stop licking. It's a vicious circle. Lick because it hurts and then it hurts more because it's licked. I put some Silver Shield Gel on it and it was INSTANT relief for her. I swear by the stuff now. Not sure if it was the colloidial silver or the gel that helped soothe but her elbows healed quickly once I started using it and abx and steroid spray weren't touching it.




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I'm a little confused - are you putting on and taking off the collar frequently, or leaving it on him until he gets better?

I've had great luck with a BiteNot collar as an alternative to the Elizabethan collar. Dogs can eat, sleep, go in their crate and turn around, use a dog door, and even play wearing it. It's also much easier to get on: Home Page

I used it when Halo got a huge hot spot on her side, it prevented her from turning her head far enough to lick the spot, so it had a chance to heal, but didn't really restrict her in any other way.

Well the goal was to have it on majority of the time but to give him breaks with it off when we're home in the evenings when we can keep an eye on him. But yeah, its suppose to be on for roughly a week so his anal region can heal. His licking it constantly is exacerbating the issue so we need him to stop.
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