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Old 02-26-2019, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice on cone-of-shame alternative for basset?

Hi all, my little Dudley, Sir Dudley Digzalot, is scheduled for his neutering next month and I am trying to find a good alternative for the traditional Elizabethean hard plastic collar.

I'm getting mixed advice from stores I've visited, and what I read online, but I'd really love to know what actual Basset Hound owners opinions are. My boy is active and a handful, so he will definitely need some kind of collar - but I'd love to go with something more comfortable than the standard.

Thank you!
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They’re not pretty and definitely annoying but for the minimal cost, they’ll save you the cost of medical complications later.

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Old 02-27-2019, 04:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well for what it's worth, we have NEVER been able to keep those plastic cone collars on our hounds - they are just too big. For their neck size they act as scoops and frighten mine to death. So we manage without. Try one of the soft roll collars which seem to be much kinder.

Can I ask why you are needing to castrate? This is a breed that normally doesn't need castration other than for medical need (retained testicle being one) being 'soft' enough already. When I had to have two oldies done (prostate problems and not at the same time) I always regretted it because they lost all their zip, tended to put on weight unless continually watched and grew thick coats.

Unless you really need to get this done - I advise you don't. And the only thing castratiion is guaranteed to do, is no puppies which shouldn't happen in any case if the male is properly contained. It is a 'minor' surgery (testicle retention apart) but it's still surgery, with a general anaesthetic.
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inflatable collars work, smaller diameter so if you have one dog doors are still useable for most dogs and you don't end up with cut up legs from the dog ramming the cone into the back of yours.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I saw something recently where they put on a doggie jumper, a tee shirt that covers the area and snaps to prevent licking.
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