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Anyone have a dog who will not tolerate a cone?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Nat Ursula, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    image.jpg im a little concerned because Teddy has an infection on his paw and I don't think he will tolerate a cone. Any suggestions on treating this or keeping him from licking it?
     
  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Yes. Try an inflatable doughnut. If he can still get to the paw, will he tolerate wearing a boot?
     
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Tonka deflated that every time. I don't know how he would handle that? I'm guessing he will not tolerate it.

    Thank you for the suggestion. I'll try it if it looks like he was licking it at night.
     
  4. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Frankie is scared of cones, even if they are on other dogs. She did great with the inflatable collar. Almost acted like it was her portable pillow.
     
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  5. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    You could always try to put a small "cone" over his paw? Maybe?
     
  6. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    What about sock and bandage just for night (if the cone doesn't work)? or maybe just surgical tape? They actually make dog ones with bitter taste on them but I personally haven't used them. I think a cone would be best but if he won't tolerate it maybe some form of taping will help.
     
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  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    If it would work on a lion cub, it might work on him. That is exactly how he behaves.
     
  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

  12. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I had to drill 4 holes in my E-collar and zip tie it to the collar of the dog it was on. Otherwise, they flip out and knock shit over and eventually get out of the cone of shame. Zip tying it to the collar worked really well.
     
  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks, will keep this in mind. Teddy went nuts when I put the cone on him a while back. I forgot what was going on but my sense was that this might be the first dog we ever bad who will not wear one.
     
  14. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    My dog is not a fan of the cone, but it is usually just the first ten minutes he acts like a wild bull. If we keep his attention with treats for a bit he soon calms down. It then is us who hates the cone as he continuously bashes it into the back of our legs, knocks into anything, gets stuck in places and is just annoying to be around so we have an inflatable one now ( like Frankie he secretly likes his portable pillow).
     
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  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Does the inflatable one keep him from licking his front paws?
     
  16. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    Ha! I just tested it with peanut butter if he really wants to he can but I think it would depend on the shape and size of the dog, and the fit of the collar. I got to hire the collar from the vets to try first before I bought it.
     
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  17. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    https://www.cuddlecone.com/

    Also it we're with Veronica - like watching TV together - we just use a blanket or sheet - depending on temperature with a "No lick".
     
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  18. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thank you.
     
  19. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    This is his paw today. Going to the Vet. This afternoon. He has been on antibiotics since Thurs.
    image.jpg
     
  20. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Aw, no bueno. Let us know what the prognosis is.
     

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