|Breed Size||Small Breeds||Medium Breeds||Extra Small Breeds||Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Extra Small Breeds|
|Health Feature||Recovery||—||First Aid||Recovery||First Aid|
|Material||Synthetic Fabric||Vinyl / PVC, Plastic||Canvas||Plastic||Canvas|
Good things: my dog found it comfortable right away! It's easy to inflate/deflate and holds air well. The Velcro is strong. And overall I would recommend this product. Not so good: my dog is licking/biting his rear end area due to allergies. While wearing this he can still easily get to his butt/base of tail. So honestly I'm not so sure this cone does the job for most things. Maybe if your dog had a wound on the side or upper front leg it would help..but I wouldn't trust it for spay/neuter stitches or for any rear end things. I think it's a good product to have on hand though. Even though it isn't helping the specific issue we have right now.
Unfortunately, the donut just didn't stay inflated after a few days. We got it for our dog's neuter and the first day, it worked as intended once inflated. However, after day 2, the donut would deflate after an hour. Couldn't see/feel/hear a hole with hissing air at all and couldn't figure out what the issue was, so this was not usable.
I ordered the XL for my almost 80 pound lab whose neck measures 18” but it’s at least 2” bigger than that. It sort of hangs on his neck and doesn’t prevent him from reaching his body. I gave it 3 stars for ease of inflating, softness and the general idea, but I wasn’t able to use this to keep my dog from licking his stitches.
Maybe it would be fine for a less agile dog, but it really didn't work at all to help prevent ours from licking. I wouldn't describe it as large, and it doesn't seem to be the same size as this photo would suggest.
My GSD actually kind of loves this. We used this and suitical after her spay and she just lays on it like a cushion. Much better than the plastic cones. She hasnt really been interested in her surgical site at all.
This was amazing, our dog is a very active staff mix who had to have knee surgery. He is such a crazy busy beast and picky about changes we had worried a lot about him licking the surgery area. He wore this well with no objections, so glad we had it for first few days post surgery, highly recommend.
My doberman proceeded to show me she could still manage to lick her leg stitches over this collar. Would have worked good if her tongue was shorter...lol. I resorted to using a hard full plastic muzzle and covering the small holes in the end with tape as she still tried to lick through the holes. She may be smart but I'm a little bit smarted.
This was great until it popped. I got it for my little dog for when she was spade. It worked for about a week, and then came home to it being completely deflated. Tried to air it up but would not hold air. I could not find any damage to outside cover that my might have caused it to pop. That was a lot of money for one week's use!
We have a doxie who had surgery. The collar was so much better than the cone of shame. She didn't mind it and seemed to even use it as a pillow. She could eat and drink with it on and it kept her from licking her stitches until they were removed. I can't imagine one big enough to do the job for a big dog, but it worked like a charm for my little girl.
I have used cones on my dogs in the past, but never again! Lux is able to move easily, yet is not licking.. have already recommended it to a couple friends