I had high hopes for the Comfy Cone. My cat Tyler had an injury on his back that the vet recommended a cone for to prevented him from messing with it. Tyler is a fairly large cat, so I followed the measurements listed. Unfortunately he was immediately able to open the velcro and remove the cone in either position with one sweep of his paw. He was so fast that I couldn't even get a photo of him wearing it with the cone up like a lampshade.
After my dog's cancer tumor surgery, we got a traditional plastic e-collar that was so sharp and hard that he actually ended up being able to use the cone to reach his sutures, dig at them with the hard cone, and it caused an infection! It was a painful mess!!! Cost me $2500 in extra visits and a month of extra recovery time. This cone was suggested by our vet (after the fact) and it saved him from being able to injure himself anymore, he was able to sleep comfortably, and my legs, furniture and walls also were very thankful to have the awful plastic cone gone!!!
It didn't work for us. We have a golden retriever puppy that is 10 months old when he was neutered. The huge plastic cone was like a wrecking ball in the house, so I bought this thinking it would be better for the full 7-10 days we had to deal with it. He was able to get around it too easily though, so we ended up having to go back to the large cone. Because of his hair and shedding, there is no way for me to be able to return it, so I am out of the money.
I have a 70 lb. Labrador who is like a wrecking ball with those plastic cones. By the end of her recovery period the plastic cone is held together with duct tape and the dog is miserable. She was having scheduled surgery so I asked the vet for a recommendation of something different, and she suggested Comfy Cone. This was the BEST PURCHASE EVER. It was easy to take on and off, very secure (she couldn't get out of it on her own), and comfortable for my dog. Yes the velcro is loud, but once attached is it STRONG. If you need extra security, there are elastic loop holes at the neck to attach to a collar. I used a knotted shoe string to secure it at night and when I had to leave her unsupervised for extended periods of time. It cleans up easily and folds flat for storage. Excellent product!! I ordered an XL for my dog, and the cone extended 2" past her nose which is what the vet required. My dog was content throughout and healed beautifully.
So much better than the uncomfortable scary plastic cone my dog still doesnt really like when I put it on him but I can tell he is so much more comfortable and can lay down much more freely I would say because its not a see through material like plastic my dog at first didnt like not being able to see around the cone but just buy it So worth it also this review would not let me use commas or periods or any thing so I promise my grammar is better than this lol
This is a very well made cone, with attention to detail. It is flexible, adjustable, and it seems "comfy". If they have to wear one of these awful things, you may as well get a good one, and this is it.
I found it worse then the hard plastic ones. I put it on after surgery and she just stood there and would not move. Found it to be hard and very flexible. But plan on donating it to shelter.
I received this collar yesterday. Followed the directions and put it on my dog who is recovering from surgery. It was fantastic. However, this morning I noticed that one of the smaller velcro patches had come completely off, and there are some loose threads in several places. It's a great recovery collar, and I have tried quite a few, but for a velcro piece to come off in less that 24 hours is very disappointing.
This cone is decent. Soft and easy to put on. I measured as they suggested and this is still a bit on the small side. Our pup has Happy Tail Syndrome and we try to keep her from pulling the bandage off her tail when we are not around. But she can sometimes get in the right position and still get to the end of her tail. It's supposed to reach past her nose, but the measurement sizing came up with one that reaches the end of her nose. So I suggest you get one size larger than what you measure.
This product is probably fine for normal cats, but my psycho Bengal kitty got out of it in about five minutes.