Use an E-Collar!

Understanding Your Pet's E-Collar

If you're like most pet owners, you're familiar with the image of a dog or cat wearing a plastic cone around their neck. This device is known as an E-Collar, and while it is is not well loved among pets, it performs a crucial role in aiding the healing process following a surgery. By preventing your pet from licking or scratching a lesion or wound, your pet will be feeling their soon as fast as possible while preventing further injury and reducing the risk of infection.

How to Properly Fit an E-Collar

There are two main factors to keep in mind when fitting your pet with an E-Collar. 
First, ensure that the collar fits snugly around the neck; too tight will risk choking, too loose will see your pet escaping from the collar (you can count on this happening!) 
Second, you'll want to size the collar so that it is long enough to extend 1 inch (for cats) to 2 inches (for dogs) past your pet's snout while sitting as far back on the neck as possible. This will prevent the itching and chewing that will make the recovery process take longer and risk infection.
      If you have any questions or concerns about fitting your pet with an E-Collar, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (203) 690-1550!
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