There is a type of dog collar called an E Collar, Elizabethan Collar or Cone collar is used when a veterinarian needs to keep dogs & cats from licking or biting places on their body where there might be a skin condition or stitches from surgery. These collars are made of translucent plastic, go around the dog’s neck and spread out in a cone shape from the neck covering the head. This configuration keeps the dog from being able to access its body with its mouth or teeth. These collars work well except for the fact that they are a semi-hard plastic, the dog will knock things over with this and if it hits you in the legs while you have shorts on you will know it. In addition an eighty pound dog with one of these on is worse than a tank.
There are several makes that are a good substitutes for Elizabethan collar for dogs, the BiteNot collar, the inflatable protective collar, or the Comfy Collar. All of these substitutes for Elizabethan collar look like they will work but at varying degrees of protection for your pet. [Read more…]