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Dog cones also known as Elizabethan collars have a wide range of useful applications. If your pet has recently had surgery, dog cones are a great way to stop your pet from traumatising the surgery site. If you need to stop your pet from licking or injuring themselves further, dog cones are a handy option to have at home while waiting to see the vet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an E Collar?
Elizabethan collars are often abbreviated to E-Collars. They have several colloquial names such as 'cone of shame' or 'bucket collar.' They are not to be confused with electric collars. E-Collars are fitted to pets after surgery to prevent a pet from chewing stitches or surgical incision and introducing infection through licking. There are several E-collar options available, such as the soft E-collars, inflatable E-collars or plastic E-collars available at vet clinics. When selecting an E-collar, the most important thing is functionality. If your dog can still access a part of their body to lick or chew, it is not appropriate. Ideally, your dog's nose should not protrude past traditional style E-collars. It is a great idea to keep an E-collar stored away for emergencies or future surgeries.
How to train your dog to wear an E collar?
If your pet is scheduled for surgery or has been injured they may have to wear an Elizabethan collar (E-Collar for short) for two weeks or more. A little training with your dog ahead of time to wear an E collar or tolerate an E-collar can make the recovery less stressful for both pets and owners.
Start with an Elizabethan collar assembled on the widest neck circumference. Holding the E-collar, encourage your dog to poke their nose through the neck of the collar by feeding high value treats. Continue to build on this until your dog will put their head all the way through the E-collar. Once your dog is comfortable, you can feed the collar through the loops and get your dog used to wearing the collar for short periods of time, again feeding treats. This is to create a positive association with the wearing the E-collar, so when it is really needed your dog won't be stressed.
Always ensure plenty of fresh water is available and that your dog knows how to manoeuvre the collar to eat and drink. Spare water sources are ideal in case your dog accidentally knocks their bowl over.
To find out more about preparing your dog for surgery, read our articles on Everything you need to know about desexing your pet.
Author info: Dr Nicole du Plessis - Pet Circle In-House Veterinarian