German Shepherd Home

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#42812 - 05/17/10 06:32 PM Best alternative to elizabethan collar?
puppymama Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 34
Likes: 0
Well, little Ki is scheduled for surgery on his elbow in a couple of weeks. frown I didn't realize there were so many options for alternative elizabethan collars!

There's the soft cone: soft cone
The bite not collar: bite not!
The inflatable collar: inflatable
Or the soft collar: soft collar

My local pet stores have several of each type of these- any experience with a particular type or brand? help
_________________________
Mom to Puppy (who isn't puppy-aged anymore), little Kilo (who *is* puppy-aged) and Thalia, best cat ever.

And Sadie (gsdxheeler) and Ponykins, gone to the bridge in front of us.

Top Likes: 0 
#42827 - 05/17/10 07:29 PM Re: Best alternative to elizabethan collar? [Re: puppymama]
Crooked Creek Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1502
Loc: Southeast Missouri
Likes: 2
I have used the inflatable collar and was very pleased with it. Bonus was the dog was actually able to use it like a pillow to rest it's head on.
_________________________
www.crookedcreekranch1.com

"Of Crooked Creek"
Xena, Rika, Peter, Maia, Katie

Sally Vom Germelhaus
Yessy Vom Haus Berg
Anna & Ash vom Meister Unfalles
Vaughns Analiya Sky

Tasha, Blackjack, Kira RIP
Mena & Nikita retired/rehomed

Ziggy

Top Likes: 0 
#42862 - 05/17/10 08:25 PM Re: Best alternative to elizabethan collar? [Re: Crooked Creek]
3K9Mom Offline
Addict

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 456
Likes: 29
When Meri had her knee surgery, I bought the Bite Not, but the surgeon put a soft cone on her, so I left it on. In the middle of the night, I heard a lot of thumping from her crate. So I investigated. The soft cone was around her waist, like a little skirt. (I wish I had the presence of mind to take a photo). Yup, she flipped it inside out (which is easily done), pulled both front paws through it, and was yanking it down her body to take it off...

So I put the Bite Not on her. It took her a while to adjust to it, but it was MUCH better than an Elizabethan collar.


When you measure for the Bite Not, the most important measurement is the distance from the top of the shoulder to just under the jaw. If there is much room there, then your pup will be able to squirm around and mess with his elbow. The neck should fit if you measure the distance from neck to elbow correctly (check it to be sure, of course). But that distance is the the key measurement.

Top Likes: 0 
#42873 - 05/17/10 08:48 PM Re: Best alternative to elizabethan collar? [Re: Crooked Creek]
Sage's mom Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 2939
Loc: Illinois
Likes: 2
Originally Posted By: Crooked Creek
I have used the inflatable collar and was very pleased with it. Bonus was the dog was actually able to use it like a pillow to rest it's head on.


we used it too, very happy with it and so was Sage.


Edited by Sage's mom (05/17/10 08:53 PM)
_________________________
-Brandi

Sage 6-5-09

Facebook

Top Likes: 0 
#43055 - 05/18/10 08:17 AM Re: Best alternative to elizabethan collar? [Re: Sage's mom]
UConnGSD Offline
Member

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 181
Loc: Western NY
Likes: 0
I saw this alternative to the e-collar in the Animal Wellness magazine yesterday: http://www.nurturedpets.com/

Actually, it's a "no collar" alternative and apparently, all natural. They advertised the usage for hot spots, post-surgical sites, minor wounds, granulomas, insect bites, etc.
_________________________
UConnGSD
Mommy of: Wolfgang vom Kolenda (Wolfie) 5/5/08

Top Likes: 0 

Support the Forum in Diane's Memory
Click Here to Support the Forum in Diane's Memory
Help Support the Forum
Click Here to Help Support the Forum
Newest Topics
Birthday
by Skywalker
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
a few quotes...
by MaxaLisa
12/19/14 10:07 PM
Pure bred??
by AmberT
12/19/14 09:10 AM
G litter zu Treuen Händen
by lhczth
12/18/14 11:21 AM
Dr. Foster and Smith's...
by MaxaLisa
12/18/14 03:58 AM
Input on Breeding Pairs Please (and thanks)
by BasiaBear
12/17/14 05:21 PM
Dog Rescue Raid
by SeanRescueMom
12/17/14 08:32 AM
Happy 13th Birthday D'Artagnan!!
by Charlotte
12/15/14 09:40 AM
It's been a while that I posted about Athos
by Indra
12/14/14 11:48 PM
Some Fog photos.
by frillint
12/14/14 06:05 PM
New Topics - Other Animals & Chat
Wishing a Happy Hanukkah
by Braverhund
12/16/14 09:31 AM
Happy Holidays!
by Tara
12/13/14 03:17 PM
I've been busy bumping
by Shilohsmom
12/13/14 11:27 AM
Is winter over yet? West Coast Storm
by
12/10/14 08:35 AM
Eeks! (possible) Mouse in the House!
by FurKids
12/08/14 12:14 PM
Who's Online
0 registered (), 19 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Newest Members
AmberT, rubyshalawi, Alli F, animalsrule, Venky, CinderSpritz, chris5110, RGerwig, Ginger, Heide
2329 Registered Users
Forum Stats
2329 Members
98 Forums
19018 Topics
305786 Posts

Max Online: 133 @ 07/03/13 09:55 PM
Top Posters
MaxaLisa 18333
Kayos 10861
bianca 8840
Wisc.Tiger_Val 7712
GSDTrain 6710
Amazon Prooducts
Affiliate Link 2
Fans Edge
FansEdge