If you have ever looked at a dog or cat with one of those horrible rigid plastic collars, you will love these. They are soft enough to be comfy, but rigid enough to be protective. They can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Two warnings: The sizes listed wherever I have seen them are the DEPTH of the collar, not the size of the pet's neck, making it a little difficult to gauge the correct size. Second, if you have an especially agressive scratcher or fighter, these won't hold up very well. For the average pet, however, they are durable, reusable, and accomplish the purpose.
by zoo owner10/26/2011
Was exactly what I was looking for ~ didn't order from Amazon because they couldn't get it here in time so I ordered it from Entirely Pets with a larger fee for shipping for 2 - 3 day delivery WHICH I DIDN'T RECEIVE for 5 days at which time I didn't need it anymore ! obvious they couldn't deliver it in the time they said either but they took my money ! ?
Great alternative by Kim06/18/2009
I've used these collars for 2 cats now and they are so much better than the hard cones that can hinder drinking/eating. Only criticism is that they are fabric and can show some wear when worn for several days - making them last a shorter amount of time than the sturdier plastic cones.
I'm ordering another couple of them just to have on hand.
The Only Recovery Collar to Use! by Brenda02/19/2008
This is the best way to help the healing process! Soft and flexible! Easier for them to wear and get used to rather than the plastic collars.
by from 01/31/2009
My shetland sheepdog had ACL surgery on her knee on hind leg. The vet used the collar the first night after the surgery, however, on her second and last night of boarding, she got her head around and the softness and flexability of the collar allowed her to chew out two of the staples. I have used it this first week, now that she is home, but don't feel totally able to trust it and am keeping a constant watch, including sleeping next to her in the utility room where she is for now.
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Collar not long enough to prevent licking/biting by Can't find the right cone01/24/2012
My dog is a chronic licker Sept-Nov of each year. He has worn a plastic (semitransparent) cone for quite some time. The size (length) of his plastic cone is perfect, but I wanted him to have something softer. First, I ordered the "Comfy Cone." BIG mistake. He hated that he couldn't see through it (no peripheral vision), it was ANYTHING but comfy (less flexible than the plastic cone), and, despite ordering the largest size, it wasn't long enough to prevent him from licking. As a side note, DO NOT ORDER ANY PRODUCT FROM ARCATA PET. Next, I tried the Eliza Soft Recovery Collar from Entirely Pets. Unfortunately, regardless of how close to his ears it sits, the collar is not long enough to prevent him from licking. On top of that, he cannot see through it, and it is made of a paper-like material which ripped after only two uses. I did not attempt to return it for a refund because the product is not "defective." Long story short, you may not find a "soft" cone that is made/designed for long-and-lean breeds. For the record, I have no complaints about Entirely Pets.
Best recovery collar i have seen by mimi02/01/2008
The first time I saw this kind of collar was when I picked up one of our cat, Sammy, from the Emergency Center in Tustin, California. Sammy had to undergo a major surgery and I felt stressed already thinking they he would have to live with that hard lamp-shade plastic collar, in which he would not be able move around normally. But when i saw him came home with this soft collar, and he was able to eat, sleep, play like nothing has happened. we were so relieved and happy with this new collar. when my other cat was ready to be spayed, i asked our vet about this kind of collar, to my surprise, they does not use this kind. I had to search the internet, and i found it here. I have six cats, so i have bought a couple before. In one case, i had to have it shipped overnight for emergency purpose. Now i decided that I should buy a couple just in case. I wish that local pet stores, such as, Petco, Petsmart can carry this kind of collar. Believe me, it's totally stressed-free for both me and my babies.
Best collar available by Karen A. from Marlton, NJ04/29/2012
This collar is great for post surgery. The soft material better than hard plastic. The drawstring closure better than snaps. The versitility of wearing it as a cone or skirt for best coverage. I purchased it because it is the collar my vet uses. My dog is approximately 20 pounds and I purchased the Large. The circumference is perfect to keep him from his left rear leg where the surgery was performed.
Great to keep on hand by AMEPE from Littleton, CO03/26/2012
I have to say I really enjoyed this collard. She was able to move with ease with no fear of the collar stopping her normal activity. She was able to sleep nicely in it and if she ran to close to something the collar just folded back. Didn't seem to bother her one bit that she had to wear it!
Great for cats by dogsanderg10/06/2011
I've purchased 3 of these for our cat who cannot stop licking his hind end. He's on medication and a new diet but has had to wear one of these to prevent further trauma to the wound he has already caused. This collar allows him to use the cat box, get under the baby gate and function as normally as possible. The other types of collars were too clunky for him. I suggest getting more than one, however, because they are cheap and bound to get soiled.