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As "cones of shame" go, this collar is probably the best for my dog as far as walking into walls or furniture. It is not rigid like a plastic cone. And the "blow-up" models allow him to reach his open wound. He's not happy at all, but I am because it has done the job of keeping him from licking a wound that would not heal.
For those of you wondering, a 48 pound wheaten terrier needs a medium extra long cone. The large is too short. It seems much more comfortable than the plastic ones while still be protective past the tip of the nose. Easy to wipe clean as well.
Years ago we purchased one of these after one of our pups needed it from a surgery. It was recommended by our vet so we gave it a try. It was more comfortable for our dog than the hard plastic cones. We found ourselves in need of a replacement so we had to get a larger size. Over the years it looks like the quality is still very good. Just be sure you measure to get the right size. Our Doberman has the longer nose so we purchased an XL which seems to work fine. We have an extra collar that we leave threaded through the cone loops to make things easier.
So, my 13yo Belgian Malinois dog has a history with cones, because she has 1 brain cell and that brain cell says "GO FAST" 99% of the time, and sometimes that ends in a dewclaw injury. We've done the donut cone, the plastic cone (she breaks them, with glee), but I hesitated on this one because of the price. However, no cheap cone was long enough to keep her from her front paw, which she had a lick granuloma, because she's all neck. And the only way to stop a dog from licking a lick granuloma is to physically stop them. This cone was easy to measure for and stopped her from hurting the wound so it could heal and then my vet's prescribed medical routine worked wonders. I'm pleased, although my dog does look like a taco in it sometimes, which is worth a giggle, don't expect it to be rigid, it's very taco-like. The dog wasn't pleased with the cone blocking her vision and muffling her hearing, and it took some getting used to with treats. The only issue is that if they can ram the cone into something head on, the velcro can come loose. Most dogs don't do the unprompted stunts mine does, so you will probably be fine. Your best option is to ensure the velcro is on there good every time. I highly recommend you use the collar option, the stretchy loops make it so easy to put a collar in there to secure this cone so your dog doesn't escape the cone easily. The loops even fit my dog's pretty thick collar well, took no time at all to thread it through the loops and secure it on her. As for the quality, I believe it will last me several dogs, as it shows no wear after a few weeks of use and being put back into the closet for now. The quality of the material feels great still and is easy to clean. You simply wipe it clean and it folds up nice for storage. Keeping this in my pet first aid kit for now on. Well worth the price for something that actually comes in a wide range of sizes for all breeds (and fits!), lasts, and stops her from hurting herself. She honestly would go nap in the sun and use it to block the sun from her eyes. I don't think she hates it at all, I think she's learned to use it as a tool.
My pup had surgery so we had to use collar for about two weeks, he didn't have any issues with it and didn't mind having to wear it. He could still eat and drink with it on and kept his surgery site safe from his licking
I thought the comfy cone was perfect for my dog, since he was traumatized when the vet last year put on one of the plastic cones. He was terrified by it, and in the end would not wear it. When I put the comfy cone he wasn't thrilled but he wasn't traumatized by it, but , the tech got in a huff stating it wasn't long enought. As it turned out she was wrong, the comfy cone was fine, and he was able to wear after his surgery. She was a high maintenance tech and she enjoyed excerising her authority in the waiting room. Good product not just hard plastic, but soft so a dog can lay down.
Spotted this on Chewy and so glad I did. We needed a E-Collar that would stay on our Doodle so a leg sore would heal properly. We were first told to just grab a plastic E-collar with those black snap pins to secure AND WE WILL NEVER BUY THOSE KIND AGAIN! Our Doodle stuck his head out car window while wearing his E-collar and there went the collar out the window, pins snapped right out lol. This Comfy Collar was the ticket!! I only gave 4 stars due to the fact of it being so bulky when on. Love the removable bars for eating/drinking on fold back. A bit pricy but this was worth it because it will LAST. Very well made and love that dog collar slides and secures w/elastic rings for extra stability. Love the removable velcro strips or leave them on when fitting on neck and also like the fact that your also able to wear this e collar on the body if needed as well. versatility a must. Highly Recommend, make sure to measure. XXL was needed for our Standard Doodle, our BIG BOY !!
This cone is wonderful. My dog broke every plastic cone we had. With this being foam, she can't break it. I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this cone.
Great product! It doesn't cut at their neck as plastic one does. Doesn't hurt the dog!!
When our poodle had her rear leg amputated, we knew she could defeat most soft cones, so we ordered this. It was far too bulky and heavy for her, especially with the type of surgery she had. More appropriate for heavier dogs, such as labs, bullies, etc. Very well made, just not the best solution for our situation.