Memes abound of pups wearing the dreaded cone post-surgery. While it might be quite entertaining for us humans to watch our dogs try and maneuver with a lampshade on their head, it can be pretty stressful for them. Simple things like eating food or drinking water are more complicated, and their vision and hearing are different while wearing an e-collar.
Some dogs take wearing a cone in stride. For others, the increased difficulty of movement, change in hearing and vision, paired with feeling a bit "off" while medicated, can really stress them out. If you take off their cone for mealtimes, you might notice that they run the other way when you grab it to put back on or spend a lot of time trying to wiggle out of it or try to paw it off.Read More