How sad, I never would have guessed a fever would have knocked him out. A tulip, how insulting!
FWIW the short legged ones in my house all faired better with an e collar than the long legged one. Might have something more to do with personality than conformation. Fischer phylosophy is much that of many a poor mechanic. If it doesn't work the firstime get a bigger hammer and ram/smash even harder. He broke many an e-collar that way and usually need it relaced once or twice a day.I think those collars are very difficult for a short dog to wear comfortably.