This week, a cyst on Daisy’s leg became irritated and broke open. Poor Daisy! There was blood everywhere and, not surprisingly, Daisy was licking and uncomfortable.
A visit to the vet confirmed that she needs to keep away from the wound and be on antibiotics for at least a week. We were initially given a traditional Elizabethan collar (also known as the bucket or cone of shame). However, this stressed Daisy out and she wouldn’t settle. She couldn’t drink from her raised feeder, either, because the collar got in the way.
And when you think about it, who would feel comfortable with their peripheral vision closed off and feeling like you were trapped?
Enter the BooBooLoon Air Cushioned Pet Recovery Collar! This inflatable ring comes with sturdy Velcro fasteners and allows Daisy to see out and drink from her bowl, without the constriction of the Elizabethan collar.
I recommend this alternative for dogs as it is more humane and less likely to cause stress. I doubt the Velcro will hold up to a dog that really wants it off because running into furniture or pawing it strongly is likely to break through the fastening.
But for dogs who are well-behaved like Daisy, it’s ideal. Ask for it specifically at your vet or buy one directly from their website.
This product endorsement is non-paid. I bought Daisy’s BooBooLoon from my local veterinarian, who ordered it especially for us.