We were so happy to find the blowup “collar” instead of the plastic cone. Why didn’t we buy a dozen of them? Or, if he needs to wear it 14 days, we’ll need at least 14 of them.
I keep thinking we have it on him too tight and we’re choking him but if it isn’t what seems to be too tight, he can get his paw through it and try to get it off.
We no longer have to worry about it being too tight because somehow, he bit a hole in it yesterday and now it’s leaking air. Thankfully, it’s a slow leak, which means we have to blow it up again about every hour and this morning, it was pretty much empty. Thankfully, the pet store opens at noon today and Vince said he’d run down and buy a couple more. We have four more ordered from Amazon and they should be here Monday evening but that may or may not be right.
This morning, he’s chewed the strap off so we have it pinned together and are hoping it will hold til we can get another one though now that he’s figured out how to destroy them, I’m not sure how long any of them are going to last.
When I got him out of the crate this morning, he had it just behind his legs. It looked like a hula hoop.
The vet said “no walks for a week” but this morning I took him out and we walked around the house a few times just to try to burn off some energy.
While I truly want to follow the vet’s orders, if we make it a full week with this thing, we’re going to be doing really good. Oscar is not being a good patient, but that’s pretty much what I expected from him.
Judy I know about dogs and E-collars cones of shame. I saw this on FB yesterday, and thought of you–had to look it via google–but might be something you could rig up. Uses pool noodles (dollar store). https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=pool+noodle+dog+cone
Thanks! That gives us some good options. Vince is going to work on the pool noodle idea. I liked the one that rolled up a towel and taped it on.
Pamj Tx says
Be cautious, since Oscar likes to chew. Those noodles are fair game !! Don’t ask me how I know..
That’s what I figured. It’s like hanging a toy around their neck but for Oscar, most everything is a toy!
Kathleen -Robin says
Had you thought of cutting the collar you came home from the vets with and cutting the out edge of it so that he can walk around with it with a fair amount of ease That is what we had to do for our last dog the collar they gave us was just too big for her. I let them know about it also. I was less than pleased with them.
I’m thinking the one they gave us for Oscar is too big too. I think, for what it costs, and the hassle, we should be given some options and a bit of schooling on these things. But, that’s probably way too much to ask.
If he doesn’t go after his stitches then no need for the collar. My longdogs have tolerated using the blow up and one loved it as a pillow. I walked by crew soon after. One girl was back at puppy agility in a week. (PA is no jumping until 18 mos old).
I really wish you had gotten a photo of the “hula hoop”!
You can about bet it will happen again before this is over.