Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Dreaded E Collar (cone)
I hate these things. The pets hate them, the clients hate them. But they're a necessary evil. Despite all the wonderful new alternatives (which we don't carry because they're pricey) there are some instances where only the E collar will keep the pet from licking, scratching, chewing, picking pawing, etc., the affected area. We don't send a pet home with an E collar because we want to laugh at you. I've had more clients argue with me because their pets are being sent home with an E collar than anything else we've prescribed. Again, it's your pet and your choice, but if your pet doesn't get well, rips out its sutures or does further damage to itself because you won't bother with an E collar, you're going to have another vet bill.