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    DefaultAlternative to elizabethan collar

    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.*
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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    I saw one at Petsmart or PetCo that was an inflatable one -- smaller and just looked more comfortable.

    Also, here's one:
    http://www.funstufffordogs.com/Qstor...ROD=1132167446


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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    Awwww, I didn't even think about this! We'll be having CoCo spayed in 2.5 months (at 6 months).

    Thanks for that link.
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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    I've seen these, that look like a neck brace. Thought they were interesting and would be fairly comfortable?
    http://www.carealotpets.com/item-det...00000000000243

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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    SOFT-E-COLLAR. The down side is that it looks like they're wearing a fancy toilet seat around their neck. ;D
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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    Thank you for your help everyone!

    Amy, that's exactly the one I was talking about.

    I'm going to see if I can find them both locally so I can try them on Shelby to see how she responds to each. Thanks again!
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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    here is another soft collar.* we used this on emily (large yellow female lab), given to us by the vet, but i found it online as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...overy%20collar

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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    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.
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    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    DefaultRe: Alternative to elizabethan collar

    another alternative is a t-shirt.
    if the t-shirt covers the area, then it may be enough to deter the licking/biting.

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