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.