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A Cone Of Shame Makeshift Alternative


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Here's a tip for anyone who'd rather not use the dreaded cone of shame. Our Bonnie dislocated a toe 2 weeks ago. Long story short, she developed complications following surgery. The area became infected, and her bandages had to be removed.

 

So to keep her from licking, we resorted to the cone. But it didn't fit well, and it would slide back, making it useless. Then we attached it in front of her collar, so that the collar blocked it from sliding back more. It helped somewhat, but the cone then bothered her ears, and she'd shake her head repeatedly. To top it off, she'd sometimes bang into the edge of a wall, and was just an awkward and unhappy pupper.

 

Then a friend suggested that I use her muzzle with a poop guard. I didn't have a poop guard, since she doesn't have that nasty habit. Our closest sighthound supplier was out of stock, so I made my own guard. We have a few of these breathing masks, and I taped it around the front of her muzzle. Then I poked a few holes in it. and ta da; It works greyt. It may not be pretty, but it does the job in a pinch. :D

 

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Forever Home on December 20, 2012
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That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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