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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Dreaded Dog Cone

My pack and I were out for a visit with a good and savvy dog friend of ours we often run to for advice. Our friend shocked us by admitting she didn't know there was an alternative to the evil dog cone, so I'm dedicating today's post to all the poor dogs that are forced to wear the lampshade. I would like to offer you a few alternatives.

Beyond the traditional clear KONG E-Collar for Dogs, that comes in sizes small (for cats too), medium, large, and extra large, there is a thing called a Comfy Cone. The comfy cone is not comparable to the old fashioned lamp shade dogs used to have to wear, the kind that would get stuck in doorways. The comfy cone is flexible and lightweight and much easier on your dog.

Another alternative for small dogs and even cats is the Trimline Veterinary Soft Recovery Collar. Again, a soft pliable collar that is gentle on the patient. This collar is also available in a range of sizes from puppies and kittens, for medium and large dogs, for small and medium dogs, and for large dogs.

Another humane and dog friendly cone, also known as a recovery collar, is the ElizaSoft that you can find in XS, Small, Medium/Large, and Large.

There are also inflatable dog cones such as the ProCollar Inflatable Elizabethan Collar you can find online as well as at many pet stores (such as Petco) near you.

These are only a few of the alternatives to the traditional uncomfortable dog cone. There are many more to suit your dog's life style.



Lorenza said...

Those are very good options.
I hope I will not need one of them!
Happy saturday!
Kisses and hugs

JacksDad said...

There's only one good kind of cone:


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

That is a real public service announcement, Twinkie. You know what? Some VETs don't even mention that when they pop the hard cone on a doggy or kitty. I don't understand that. Some do, of course. We had one for the late Stevie Ray Cat after his cancer surgery and got that from the VET, but some don't say a thing, so it's extra good that you did.

lotsa licks, Lola

the booker man said...

miss twinkie,
i've got my paws crossed that me and asa don't evarrr evarrr have to wear the cone of shame again, but if we do, i'm glad that you showed us some better, less icky options. thanks bunches 'n tons!!
the booker man

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos! I agree with Jack Daddy,
Ice Cream Cones!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Yas said...

Cones? noooo...!!!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Cones - did anyone mention ice cream cones????

Seriously this comfy cone is the best. It is a bit on the pricey side if you don't order online, but it is so much more comfortable. Thunder will attest to that. We are hoping Phantom will be able to wear his too but it is going to depend on the size of his incisio - can't have anything rubbing on it:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sonic said...

I hate the cone! My Humans stuck me in one recently and I was so scared!!!


Sketching with Dogs said...

We have the comfy cone which Mum uses to put on us when we have our nails cut. We are much more relaxed when we can't see what's going on so it was well worth the money.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Remington said...

Hey Twink! Great information, as always! Your blog looks GREAT! Hope your summer is going well....I think it's going by to quickly! Take care, my friend! I'll be checking in more often! I miss you!

Dexter said...

What fun is that? The best part about wearing a cone is bashing it into things. Oh yeah, it can also store foodables for later consumption.


My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my Twinkie too bad my puppy friend Mickey's parents did know about this alternative. He was wearing the lampshade on his neck last week and it looked very uncomfortable.
Madi and Mom

Molly the Airedale said...

I didn't like the comfy cone - yucky! We'll take the ice cream cone too, please!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Luke said...

Fank you for your PSA. May the lampshade never again pass frew the back door!

wif love from the Luke

Two French Bulldogs said...

soft ice cream cones are better than lamp shades...good luck cone wearers
Benny & Lily

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I have been lucky to not need a cone, but if I ever do I would like one that is blinged out of course!


Sagira said...

Thanks for sharing. Hopefully we will not need any cones though.

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