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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Elizabethan collars or blow up collars

Finn has had cyst for some time. They went unnoticed by him for months until recently. Welp now he's been chewing at them and they got infected and turned into on cyst. He's have them removed Tuesday.

Now to my actual question. Any recommendations on keeping him from chewing them? When he was neutered he simply shattered his cone, I duct taped it together it really didn't work great. Any successes with the blow up ones? What if I get two? Or really I'll take any other recommendations y'all have!

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We had to use the towel method with Minka. The "cone of shame" was destroyed pretty quickly and we bought a really high end one after that, but she was still able to neutralize it. The blow up kind also failed for us. Was no problem for her to get around. The towel worked though.

https://www.ngap.org/towel-collar-y540.html

I have had the blow up type work in the past though on a large male lab.
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hopefully I won't need to ever use the towel collar but thanks for posting. My dogs have been good about the cone. The inflatable is only good if the wound in closer to the front of the body. A leg injury is still easy to reach.

and then there is stuff like this.
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I had to have a growth taken from my late boy's toe pad after a 4 yr battle. Over 5 month recovery..got a head gear called Nova Guard.. Loved it. Their ears go through the top, smaller shield, able to eat and drink..only thing I did was to get some soft rubber U shaped weather stripping and pad the parts that were around his ears as I knew this was going to be a long haul. Got him the large,

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hopefully I won't need to ever use the towel collar but thanks for posting. My dogs have been good about the cone. The inflatable is only good if the wound in closer to the front of the body. A leg injury is still easy to reach.

and then there is stuff like this.
https://www.dogleggs.com/
I hope not! Every dog is different. I've had dogs that never bothered incisions and needed nothing at all, others that were fine with the cone or inflatable and others that destroyed everything almost immediately. Some that the towel wouldn't have probably even worked on (Minka is the first I've tried it with). Those just had to be watched like a hawk at all times. Hope you find a good solution!

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