Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

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Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Adrianne » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:54 am

Any tips?
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Nichole » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:02 am

I got my girls a soft e collar and it allowed them a little more freedom and comfort. I stuffed kongs with honest kitchen and then froze it and tossed it to Violet who managed okay while wearing the soft collar. It was a little tricky, but she managed.

Would a donut style collar work in your particular case? Violet MUCH preferred that over the e-collars. She didn't have any problems eating bones or kongs at all with the donut collar.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Adrianne » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:08 am

Unfortunately the injury is on the wrist of the front arm, would a soft cone allow the dog access to that?
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Nichole » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:11 am

I think it would depend on how determined your dog is. If you try it, do it with close supervision to see what they do. Then maybe switch to the hard cone while unsupervised just to be safe.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby I<3mypit » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:06 pm

When my dog had her broken leg I went out and bought winter booties which kept her from chewing on her leg, I still had to keep my eyes on her but it helped a lot.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby dogs4jen » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:53 am

The donut did not help at all when Roscoe had his surgery on his front feet, so I wouldn't recommend that.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby PitBull-Lady » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:47 pm

Patricia McConnell's dog Willie has had many issues this last year that have required him total rest. You might want to peruse her blog for some ideas on what she's done.

They are usually written within the lines of her posts.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:24 pm

What, Adrienne, the dogs are tired of your stand up. Maybe you need new material.

Kidding. No tips but I'm sorry he's injured. Obi on bed rest is the worst Dino can definitely sympathize.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Adrianne » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:28 pm

AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:What, Adrienne, the dogs are tired of your stand up. Maybe you need new material.

Kidding. No tips but I'm sorry he's injured. Obi on bed rest is the worst Dino can definitely sympathize.

lol Thanks.

And thank you for all the tips. We're sticking with the hard cone and he's figuring (through frustration) out how to eat the bones and chew toys without his paws. He really is *such* a good boy.
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:48 pm

Friggin auto correct. Is anyone else wondering who the hell Dino is?
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Re: Entertaining a bed-rest dog wearing an ecollar.

Postby Shoshana » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:37 am

AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:Friggin auto correct. Is anyone else wondering who the hell Dino is?



I was but I have a lot of trouble keeping everyone and their dogs straight as it is......

Hope Obi feels better soon!!!!
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