A different collar can make all the difference

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Real Estate Agent with Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon

 (Cindy's Blog about Portland Real Estate & Stuff)

For all those that have pets that have "hotspots" or as my dog was diagnosed with Acral Lick Dermatitis,I am highly recommending this type of doggy cone/collar that was suggested by my vet called the Soft-E-Collar®. There are a few, and can't say anything but the one pictured here.

My dog has always had allergies, and she usually needs to go on a round of meds in the spring and fall, but this past year with some arthritis setting in as well as her always being a bit neurotic, she developed this issue.

When the vet told me that my baby (now 13) needed to wear a cone for 6 weeks until her licking sores healed, I said there was NO way that I would put that stupid plastic "cone" that she had to wear once before back on her, as it was horrible to watch her bump into things.

The vet assured me that they have a new type of "cone" that my pet wouldn't mind at all and described it as a "pillow"..."well ok..sure I thought..pillow my..."

Here is a picture of Shadow wearing what I call her snowflake. I will say that she actually doesn't mind this at all and it IS like a pillow for her. Unlike the other plastic cone one, her face is exposed and her vision clear and she can eat and lay with ease.

I actually think she sorta likes it now as she barrels through the rooms not worrying about anything. I take it off for her walks and after taking her leash off she goes over to her snowflake as if asking to have it put back on. Ok..so it also could be the Prozac that she's on as well..lol.

If you have a pet that needs to wear one of these things, spend the extra money and get this type. I can tell you, it is as much less stress on my dog as it is for me. This collar called the Soft-E-Collar® set me back $44 smackers, but to me, a well worth it thing if she has to wear it for 6 weeks.

 Here is a picture of her with the cone that she left the vets office in the first time...NOT a good thing at all and you can tell she was really bummed having to wear this.

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Great information...I'm a dog person, too.    Will pass this along!

Dec 23, 2010 05:18 AM #1
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Eric Garrison
The Maine Real Estate Network - Waterboro, ME
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Cindy,

 

Thanks for this info. I HATE when a dog has to wear the cone too. It makes ours just mope. wonder if this would help in any case where they need the old cone, such as after surgeries?? I will be checking it out. Thanks again for sharing! Have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Dec 23, 2010 05:22 AM #2
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Li, If my baby has to wear a cone, this is a good one.

Dec 23, 2010 05:26 AM #3
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Eric, I would think it would work great after surgury. It comes in all different sizes so good for small dogs and cats as well as larger breeds. It is really easy to put on and off as well. Happy Holidays to you as well!

Dec 23, 2010 05:28 AM #4
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Our Newfoundland (100+ pounds) had to wear a cone after he broke his leg - to keep him from tearing off the splint/wrapping.  We had to move a bunch of stuff so he could get around and he was miserable.  This looks like a great option.

Mel

Dec 23, 2010 05:57 AM #5
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Mel, The old plastic one really did scrape up some furniture when Shadow was trying to get through and she kept bumping into walls having a hard time with visuals. This collar is much different and since foam based squeezes into places easily.

PS. That's a huge dog you have there..they are soo gorgeous!

Dec 23, 2010 06:14 AM #6
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Susan Morrison
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA

my dog would love that.  I'll have to remember it, if we ever need one.

Dec 23, 2010 08:44 AM #7
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Susan, It is much better than the other cones, she can move around with much more ease.

Dec 23, 2010 11:08 AM #8
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
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Cute dog.  Nice option. I think mine should be on Prozac too!

Dec 24, 2010 02:23 AM #9
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

HI Jill, She is my little snowflake..I've had several Vets tell me over the years that she should be on Prozac, but I've always hesitated with this drugs since she's had to be on predisone which is fairly harsh. She's always had a neurotic kind of personality since a pup and I do think it is helping.

Dec 24, 2010 03:09 AM #10
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I used a blow up collar for my Rocky when he was neutered.  It was so much better than thsoe awful cones.

Dec 24, 2010 07:07 AM #11
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Belinda, After watching her with that icky plastic one in the bottom picture, the foam one was wonderful..thinking the blow up one would be much nicer as well.

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