Alternatives to the Misery of an E-Collar

How to limit a cat’s access to a surgical incision, wound, or hot spot during the healing process without resorting to the “cone of shame.”

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There comes a time in a cat’s life that she may very well leave a veterinary clinic wearing an Elizabethan collar, or E-collar — a hard, plastic lampshade-shaped funnel fitted around her head. Cats are made to wear what people call the “cone of shame” so they don’t bite and scratch or lick and tear […]
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