Alternative to the E-Collar

Thought I'd make this it's own thread too

Here is a great option to do instead of the e-collar

This is my foster after his neuter, he was CRAZY and go go go, so we always getting a cone in the back of the legs and it was rather uncomfortable all the time. Also since he sleeps in the bed, a cone is not comfortable under the covers either.

All you have to do is take a large hand towel, fold it in thirds long ways and then wrap snugly around their neck. Don't worry, you really can't wrap it tight enough to choke them. It should go from the base of skull to shoulders. I use wide collars on my critters so I just used that to secure the towel, just loosened it then made it click snugly again. Like I said it is not going to restrict their breathing and they can still move around, but can't lick the wound if you have wrapped it correctly.

Sorry some are a little blurry, like I said he didn't sit still. I know he doesn't look very happy but I did catch him at a "towel change" moment. They can use the same towel for about 3 days before they would need a new one just from wear

Please note that this doesn't work for things like head or front limbs that the dog could scratch or lick at as it doesn't protect for that.

Houston

Smartest thing I have seen in a long time..great idea.

That is great idea if in need know what to do.

Rita Jean

Great idea, looks much more comfy than the plastic collars

I have made my own too, can be found on the thread about Kristii and her surgery, also I think there is a picture on Robyn's thread on her Baron….

Nice idea! The vet gave Jibini a cone collar when he got neutered- it was too big for him but the next size smaller was too small. It was disorienting for him & dragged the ground when he lowered his head- he couldn't even drink or eat with it on. So I just took it off him & supervised him….swabbed a little Bitter Apple on either side of the site. It worked, but I drove myself bonkers following him around for a few days! I wish I would have thought of something so brilliant!

Awesome collar BTW- where did you find it?

First Basenji's

The engines of our injunity!!! Your brillant….myB girl acutally chewed out of her's to I put an old t shirt over her, worked like a charm...no pic's sorry.

Woofless - the collar looks like it is from www.k9closet.com; she makes very nice ones!

basenji_fan - this is such a brilliant idea! I could have used this a few months back but will remember for next time. Thank you so much for sharing!

@Woofless:

Awesome collar BTW- where did you find it?

@ljsabo:

Woofless - the collar looks like it is from www.k9closet.com she makes very nice ones!

basenji_fan - this is such a brilliant idea! I could have used this a few months back but will remember for next time. Thank you so much for sharing!

Yup it's from K9 Closet, I love her collars great quality, cannot beat her pricey anywhere (even for martingales), and wonderful selections

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