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Q: Has anyone used the alternate E-collars - Soft-E-Collars?

April 5, 2009 | By Cheryl | 7 answers | Expired: 2044 days ago

Cheryl

We'll be having our puppy spayed next month and I'm wondering if anyone has any feedback on the newer type Elizabethan collars available now. I'm not sure I'll need a collar at all, but if I need to keep her from licking - just wondering if it is worth trying the softer types instead of the old/hard plastic type. I know the old ones can make some dogs uncomfortable/fearful of them.

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Onlybadowners
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Apr 14, 2009

You may not need one. Of the 20 or so dogs that have come through my house in the past year and been fixed, not one has needed an e-collar. They sniffed at the incision site every once in a while, but left it alone. The softer ones sound like a good thing, though.

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Krista
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Apr 06, 2009

I like the idea of them much better, but the reality is that they are soft and much easier for your puppy to get around if she is determined enough. I work at a vet clinic and have seen many pets get past the soft e-collars.

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Pia S.
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Apr 06, 2009

Yes, I like them MUCH better and the dogs are much more comfortable with them. If you can watch the dog, keep it off, but I would highly recommend using it at night. Some dogs will lick while others do not.

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Courtney H.
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Apr 05, 2009

The new collars are much better. They are not nearly as uncomfortable for the dog.

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Suzin
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Apr 05, 2009

We have an old collar for our dog. It is so soft and she really enjoys it. You really need a used on, which will be less cost and it will be more efficient for the dog.

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Dennis S.
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Apr 05, 2009

The newer collars are great. They are not as cumbersome or in some cases as frightening as the e-collars yet for the most part achieve the same effect by restricting neck movement.

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Elaina
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Apr 05, 2009

Yes, we did use one of the softer new ones for Jules. She had a leg issue and would not leave it alone. I could not put the hard plastic on her, but I found a very sfot alternative at Dr Foster and Smith. It inflated and only went around her neck. WORKED GREAT!!! No cone.

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