It’s always good to have an E-Collar on hand! Elizabethan Collars, aka E-Collars, aka Cone of Shame, aka Lamp Shade Around Cookie’s Neck, is used to prevent him/her from continued irritation and further causing damage and discomfort to an area. The appropriately fitted Elizabethan Collar prevents rapid worsening of a possible skin condition/infection and/or to protect surgical sites. More common skin conditions be a lot less traumatic for you and your pet, if you had an E-Collar in place until you where to get seen by a veterinarian, where s/he can examine the area before it gets bad and ensuring more effective treatment (and probably less expensive treatment!).
Sure your pet may not like it for the first couple hours, or day… or two days, but it’s okay! Their physical health sometimes out ways their short term mental adjustment.
Examples of when to use:
· Skin openings that your pet will not stop licking/biting/scratching such as:
2) Cuts, scrapes, scabbing, etc.
3) Genitals and/or anal area
· If your pet is licking and/or scratching you simply don’t know why
· Post surgery
· Puppies need e-collars after their spay or neuter to protect them from licking their incision site
4) Head/ear scratching/rubbing
This device is a huge money saver. Letting you skip out on extra veterinary bills. Without the lampshade you can skip out on paying $50 to $200 for strongly recommended prescription oral antibiotics due to inflammation transmitted by saliva bacteria and badly broken skin, and costs to treat the cause of the effected area. With the e-collar you could be given the option to maintain the e-collar with the option to watch for any negative changes and/or to save time to get straight to the cause of his/her discomfort, saving time and money. #winning
Be sure it properly fits your dog
If his/her nose sticks out of the cone, then it is too large. I always recommend physically going into a pet store with your pet to try on the e-collar just to be sure it fits, also to save time. Bring your pet in the store to try it on. Be mindful that all e-collars are not created equally, so be sure to ask your experienced store associate what they think will fit best.
Remember the Elizabethan Collar (E-Collar) is not to replace veterinarian treatment.
Say it with me, Elizabethan Collaaaaaars on DEEEEECK!