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Will Inflatable E Collar Work For A Grey?


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Casey has an ulceration/abscess under the base of his tail and the vet wants to try another round of antibiotics and try to keep the area dry but Casey keeps licking it. The vet suggested trying an inflatable e collar for him but I wasn't sure if that would slip off of his neck. Has anyone ever used one before for their greys? Here is a link to what it looks like:

 

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3185093

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Looks like a neck pillow for the plane.

 

Would a pair of boxer shorts work? They would be $5 or less and I know that they work in this house.

 

I haven't used an inflatable ecollar, but I know it would freak Sadie and Spud out and they would work until it was off of them. Then I'd be out $40 and still have the same problem.

 

Good luck though!

 

 

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I used one for Brady when he had a cut on his front leg. The vet wanted air to get to it. I ordered a large, he's a long 75 lb. male. To keep it from slipping off, there are loops in the inside to thread a tag collar through.

 

Brady is very long and I think even with this inflatable collar he could still reach his butt, but could not bend his neck enough to get to his shoulder.

 

Not sure this is going to be your best bet.

 

Worked for Brady cause his injury was upfront...

 

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The only thing that would work for Peace when she had an abscess in the same area was the Cozy Collar..bought it at Petsmart but available online cheaper..I tried the inflatable and she was uncomfortable..with the cozy collar she even roached.

 

whoops, the collar is called comfy cone, not cozy collar..brain freeze, lots of snow here in ohio!

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Great ideas. Thanks for the suggestions. I bought a pair of boxer shorts last nite (Batman…LOL) but havent put them on Casey yet. I have a feeling that he isnt going to like that at all though. I am also going to look into the Comfy Cone. The Bite not collar looks like the dogs would be really uncomfortable in it but I think that might work too. I hGreat ideas. Thanks for the suggestions. I bought a pair of boxer shorts last nite (Batman…LOL) but havent put them on Casey yet. I have a feeling that he isnt going to like that at all though. I am also going to look into the Comfy Cone. The Bite not collar looks like the dogs would be really uncomfortable in it but I think that might work too. I havent seen any in the pet stores though so I think that I would have to order it on line.

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I know other have raved about the Bite Not collar, but we just had a bad experience with it. It was hard to get on Tigger properly because the base of his neck is so big, and the top of his neck is so small. He was not able to get comfortable with it. He is a big greyhound, so maybe this would work better with a smaller greyhound. The only thing that seemed to work for him was putting the poop cup on his muzzle. Sure, he didn't like that, but he was much more comfortable, and we kept him from chewing out the few remaining stitches he still had after chewing most of them out with the Bite Not on.

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