Protective collar (Elizabethan): When to use?

Protective collar (Elizabethan): When to use?

When a dog or cat has bruises or wounds that need to heal, put an Elizabethan collar around his neck will prevent the animal licking or biting the area and also prevent it from scratch your head, ears or eyes. The following steps are tips on how to make the experience more tolerable necklace for you and your pet.


– Choose an Elizabethan collar the right size for your pet. They come in a variety of sizes and are generally measured in feet from 7.5 to 40, and are adjustable. Some come in small, medium, large, and giant oversized. If you’re buying the necklace with your veterinarian, he will know the right size. The collar should exceed the muzzle in about 05 cm and get comfortable in the neck adjustment.

– Slide the small side of the collar on the head of your pet. Be sure to completely pull his ears inside collar. Also, turn the collar so that no little plastic tip just below the neck of your pet, not too tight.

– Pass a strip of crepe or own collar and tie it into a loop or button the collar, making sure it is not too tight.

– Caress the head of your pet when the collar is in place and gently talk to him to assure you that is not a punishment. You can also take a snack to make the most positive experience. Watch him while eating to see if any piece of food does not break and fall on the collar, where he can not catch.

– Leave the spaces and hallways of their large house and empty enough for your pet go with the necklace. Also, remember that when you come home your pet goes to the door to meet him and you’ll probably have to convince him to go back to open it.

– Make sure your pet is able to gain access to food and water. Notice how your pet eats with the necklace. You may need to remove it only for the meal but always observing if he will not try to move the wound.

– Make sure he can rest his head and sleep comfortably with the necklace.

Tips and Warnings

– You can buy an Elizabethan collar of a veterinarian, from stores products for pets online. Veterinary hospitals often send your pet home with a collar after surgery.

– In addition to hard plastic Elizabethan collars also come in soft plastic, nylon or fabric with paper texture for more comfort. Some come with a padded outside edge for comfort and to avoid collision damage objects. There are also inflatable collars.

– Some collars are adjustable and do not have to be slipped over the head of the animal.

– Some animals are confused because of the collar, while others do not seem to care about it.

– At the beginning, wait a few hits in furniture, walls, the floor and on his legs until the animal get used to the collar.

Below the picture of the Yeti a Kuvasz dog, a giant of 55 kg! He presented a skin allergy and was biting on paws and tail region, forming wounds and flies hovering all the time and the Elizabethan collar was used while we owned your itch with antihistamines, antibiotics and bandages on wounds. Well suited, he got comfortable and the treatment was a success!

Otto now a Boston Terrier 6 kg, which showed a wound in his right eye and kept scratching at the risk of sticking to the eye. The collar prevented him scratched the eye and the action of the eye drops to the success of another treatment.

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