Use with Calm Paws Dog Cone Calming Gel Patch.
My dog, Lucy, got attacked and had to get some stitches in her ear. She has anxiety issues so I did't love the idea of putting a cone on her, but she couldn't help from scratching as she healed. This thing was amazing, I would even venture to say she liked wearing it. She knew she wasn't supposed to scratch so when she'd start shaking her head I'd pull it out and she would wag her tail and go lay on the couch for me to put it on. Lucy is a Dachshund so she has sort of weird proportions, so she needed a Medium and couldn't reach her back legs.
This is by far the best collar. I have a Cocker Spaniel and size medium worked for him.
I used this collar and my dog was able to reach her injury with no problem. I tried a longer size, and still she was able to reach her injury.
Sure its soft but my dog was able to lick his hotspot, its too short, unless you have a dog that has a short snout, like a boxer or pug it wont work. The calming disk smell was too strong for me so you know its too much for a dog.
We've tried many cones for my oddly shaped pup (bichon/poodle/silky terrier rescue mix, very short legs, very long body, and super muscular). This is by far the best. It is comfortable, flexible, and doesn't stress him out, as he has severe anxiety (I don't use the calming insert).
With 3 dogs we’ve tried all sorts of cones of shame. The calm paws products are by far our favorite with this caring collar being our number one choice followed by there other blue hard collar. We’re not huge fans of the various donut collars as we’ve found they don’t offer quite as much protection nor do they hold up as well. With this particular collar it’s easy and comfortable for the dog to sleep and relax, to walk around,and to eat and drink...all while they can’t reach whatever part of their body you’re needing to protect, currently in our case it’s a ripped off front toenail. There’s two other popular brands of soft cones and we’ve found one of those to be extremely heavy and not as “bendable” and the other to be too floppy. This one is just perfect
If you have a 100lb rottweiler the large/x large DOES NOT FIT I hate this thing
This cone is amazing. I tried four different styles before we found this one and it was perfect. She seemed really comfortable in it and the velco strips made it easy to find the right fit for her. Really saved us in a pinch. And my local big box pet store carries them for nearly double the price. If you’re looking for a great cone at a reasonable price, this one from Chewy is the way to go!
I put it on Bailey and she just stood still for 10 minutes-afraid to move. I took it off and went back to the vet's cone. I think if the dog could see through the sides it wouldn't be so scary. I'll have to donate it to a shelter. I really wanted it to work!
This worked great for my pups front paw injury. Because it's softer than the traditional "cone" she slept fairly comfortable in her crate overnight. Would not be ideal for back paws as someone else indicated in their review.