I remember someone mentioning a type of collar awhile back to keep pets from licking stitches or hotspots. An alternative to an e-collar. Shelby is getting spayed soon and she's spooked easily. I think the traditional e-collar would really scare her, but I also know she will lick at her stitches. Any help would really be appreciated. TIA.*
Its all fun and games until the flying monkeys attack
Some Elizabethan collars are better than they used to be.
Formerly, they were white plastic and couldn't be seen through.
The ones my Puff used a couple times (we vet at Kansas State's CollVetMed Tchng Hospl) are much improved over earlier models. These new ones are somewhat milky but can be seen through. They don't restrict the peripheral vision like the oild ones did.
You might check with your vet to see which type is being used.
My Puff needed a day or two to adapt to its wider scope (hitting door frames, the rug, etc.) but she got through it okay.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]