Elizabethan Collars for Dogs and Cats
After a surgical procedure, it is important to prevent pets from touching their wound, suture or bandage. Dogs and cats tend to lick, bite or scratch the concerned body parts. To promote wound healing by preventing the animal from manipulating the wound, veterinary medicine employs Elizabethan collars, in addition to wound protection body suits. If there are stitches or a wound on the head, paws or tail of a dog, for example, wound protection clothing is not an alternative and wearing a protective cone is recommended by vets.
Choosing the right size cone for your pet is particularly important here: on the one hand, the injury or bandage must be reliably protected from licking and scratching, and on the other hand, your pet must not be prevented from eating, drinking or sleeping. Depending on the type of animal, breed and part of the body to be protected, there is a selection of different lampshade type collars available in many different sizes.
The classic collar (also called a ruff, cone, e-cone or e-collar) is made of robust and transparent plastic and is placed and fixed around the pet's neck with the help of a collar or gauze bandage. It is important to choose the cone size in such a way that the patient cannot reach the wound but is still able to eat at the same time.
The collars in this category are offered in many different widths and neck sizes. In addition, all models have a simple fastening system, which means that the collar can be put on quickly and easily. We also offer versions with a coloured paw print, which serves not only as decoration but also as a coloured size coding.
If the area to be protected is on the trunk of the animal, the use of an inflatable neck collar is recommended. This is a particularly comfortable recovery collar for your pet to wear, as it does not restrict dogs and cats from drinking, eating or playing. The inflatable models are also adjustable in size and hygienic to reprocess, as the soft cover of the collar can be easily washed.
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