Originally Posted by sillyitiliangrl
I feel so bad for him, he won't even walk with it on
all he does is lie there and mope, occasionally trying to pull it off (this he acomplished at 4am and then woke me up to show me what a good thing he did
I'm really concerned that he's not going to be drinking any water with that on. I took it off for 15/20min this AM because he would not eat his wet food. Do you think I should cut it so its shorter?
He'll be just fine hon
I use e-collars on my foster animals all the time. The size seems appropriate. What i normally recommend is putting a regular leather collar (not a break away) on him and make sure it fits properly (you should be able to put two fingers underneath it to make sure it isn't on too tightly. Then punch two holes side by side on the e-collar with a hole punch and do that all the way around it should look like .. .. .. .. if that makes sense! Take some zip ties and put one end through one side of the e-collar and through the regular collar and then pull it through the other...do this all the way around it-then cut the ends off. He will NOT be able to get it off like this i promise
(I'm a vet tech, so i've tried every possible e-collar technique- this one works best!
You need to leave the collar on him all the time when he is not being supervised. When you are at home though it is ok to take the collar off so long as you are supervising him. This way he can eat and drink frequently during the day while you're there to watch him. If you notice him mess with the eye- put the collar back on
You can pm me if you have any questions!
What medications/ointments is he currently taking?