The cone of shame...

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by JulieT, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Sharon66

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    Re: The cone of shame...

    Dug - golden retriever a fat one lol!
    Great post , i spent ages. Working out how exactl to get vets plastic cone on my girl as she is quite expert at removing stitches! She took them all out after her spay op! Luckily it had healed! But recently, after spending an age putting this thing on her only for her to run thro the door way 5 mins later and she split it by hitting door post it ended up in 3 peices in seconds! Dozy dog! And she still removed stitches wearing a floppy cone and a blow up collar together!
     
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    I am quite literally dying thinking of a dog taking out its stitches.....oh my goodness! :eek: thank goodness we managed,they are really quite brutal to themselves given the chance :(
     
  3. Boogie

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    Tatze had her spay on Monday. I bought a comfy cone, which Tatze practiced with for half an hour a day.

    It was great.

    BUT

    She insisted on going in her crate (we had intended to have her on an old duvet for comfort) and the comfy cone was too big for her to turn round in the crate. So she's had the vets plastic cone at night, but no cone in the day unless we leave her for a while. She hasn't touched the stitches once - and they come out on Thursday - hurrah!

    (Amazon were great and I returned the comfy cone no probs)
     
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    Bet you can't wait :) I've recently had a bitch spayed via laprascope, and it was great not to have to deal with cones.
     
  5. Pennys mom

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    Thank you this was really useful. I also hate the plastic cone and always wind up removing it too soon. Thankfully haven't needed it lately, but good to know for future reference.
     
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    Thank you for sharing. This is very important. The last time my Sammy had a surgery i went through hell trying to get a proper cone. Getting him to be comfortable in it was also a big issue. Good tips there on giving treats or rewarding calmness in a cone.
     
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    Thank you for the information, it was very helpful and exactly what I was looking for!
     
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    We are using a vet recommend t shirt like a onesee and it really works great
     
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    Misty is getting spayed today and I bought a surgical suit its just like a babygro . It's made of lycra and really soft. Will post the outcome when used. Can't work out the picture bit sorry. It's a dog recovery suit from Amazon it was a little over £18 but hoping its worth it. It has to be more comfortable than a cone
     
  10. FinnOfSoCal

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    Another vote here for the Comfy Cone!

    I got the vet issue plastic cone after Finn's neuter, and I HATED it. He just smashed into things and it created so much racket that I was about to have a nervous breakdown.

    Recently Finn got some cuts on his face and kept scratching off the scabs making them worse. I had to go back to the cone for a week, and tried the Comfy Cone. It doesn't make that awful crashing sound and it seems much more comfortable. Plus, it helped his face heal!

    The way I get him to put it on is to just give him a treat through the cone if he puts his head through it. He's SO food motivated I think he would walk on lava for a treat, so your mileage may vary. Now when I pick up the cone to put it on he trots over happily because he knows he's getting a treat.
     
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