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#154644 - 05/10/11 09:25 AM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Liesje]
JeanKBBMMMAAN Offline
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What the heck is he doing in his cone! I would wipe it out with the cloth too. I use a bandanna tied around the inner loops to make it feel better against the neck. Ava has been wearing a cone so much this year - hers is starting to split in places so I got the duct tape out. Classy.
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#154647 - 05/10/11 10:13 AM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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If you want to take Nikon to work, can you take the crates out of the van and just have him loose in the back?
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#154662 - 05/10/11 11:31 AM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Castlemaid]
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Poor man! I second maybe taking the crates out and leaving him loose in there? I also would be nervouse with him unseupervised all day.
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#154665 - 05/10/11 11:34 AM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Castlemaid]
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Lucia I did that this morning and seems to be a workable solution. I'm still not convinced he can't get at the foot with the cone on so I was reluctant to leave him for 9 hours. He didn't fit in any of the kennels so I took one of the seats out and there was a larger space. I snuck him inside for a while to make sure he wouldn't freak out and now he's in the van. Not much he could do with the cone on anyway. He's tired b/c he thumped around all night with it on. He's being such a baby! He won't pee either. I just keep telling myself, he did this to himself, we'd be much farther along by now if he didn't feel the need to chew through five different layers of dressings. Now I see the shortcomings in having a small house with very narrow doorways and halls, steep stairs (old house). He gets caught on *everything* and we just painted six rooms, go figure.

Jean he keeps panting and the cone gets all nasty, smells gross too (maybe I'm just used to dogs smelling like my body spray and dryer sheets!).

Pan thinks this is great, a toy permanently affixed to Nikon's head! Ugh


Edited by Liesje (05/10/11 11:35 AM)
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#154686 - 05/10/11 02:55 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Liesje]
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We have tried various cones from the inflatable one to the clear/vinyl cone to the soft cone. In the end, the clear/vinyl cone is the best for us (I get the extra big one as their noses are long and can move it around to get to what they want to). Only once has siena gotten out of it and it was because it was too loose.

The soft cone is great for longer term, but it also impedes the view (the one I have is solid black) and Siena absolutely hated it and looked so sad. She doesn't like the vinyl one but it's the best for our needs.

The inflatable one was a joke. I bought it, took it home, put it on (before hip surgery) and put a treat on her hip to see if she could get it - no problem!

Just be careful they don't get hung up on anything too. Hope he feels better. He may be panting because it is stressing him out??
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#154688 - 05/10/11 03:07 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: DianaB]
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He's back under my desk again since the sun came out outside. Cone is off and I'm correcting him for attempting to lick the foot, but now he's sleeping. Maybe if I can break the habit he won't have to wear it 24/7 for 2 weeks.
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#154709 - 05/10/11 05:51 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Liesje]
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we've had minor irritations on the foot that required a cone for Siena. We would cone at night and if we weren't there, and if we were and wanted a break from the cone, we'd get a childs sock, spray it with bitter apple, and apply with a pressure bandage so it stayed on. They can still get to it, but the taste deters them (unless they're weird and like it!)
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#154986 - 05/11/11 10:56 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: DianaB]
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Saw this in the paper tonight, thought of poor Nikon! rofl


Edited by Jane Jean (05/11/11 10:57 PM)
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#154996 - 05/11/11 11:37 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Jane Jean]
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Too funny! Hope Nikon is doing well.
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#155061 - 05/12/11 12:08 PM Re: Help with Cone of Shame! [Re: Ruthie]
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My vet had put a rope made of a roll of gauze inside the loops as a tie, that worked well to keep the thing on but not mark up Otto's neck.

I don't want to poke fun here but you'll look back and laugh. I do. Wasn't at all funny at the time! We've had these discussions as they were growing up, how much alike Otto and Nikon are. I know your pain. I had huge scrapped up purple contusions on both legs from where he smashed me with that cone. He's smash it into the woodwork, run head first into a doorframe trying to bash it off his head, walk through the house bashing it off things, knock my children down with it.

By the end of his 10 days in the cone, it was bent into a narrow oral looking thing, chewed and dented. I have it in the basement as the spoils of war, pull it out once in a while to demonstrate what a beast Otto is.

He learned how to play ball with the cone on. I have a movie of him chasing the hose spray wearing it. It's titled 'Commander Crazy Cone'

rofl that cartoon!


Edited by SunCzarina (05/12/11 12:09 PM)
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