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have you guys tried wearing a sleeve for your dog's leg post care injury instead of wearing a cone? I'm considering buying a sleeve instead of a cone. What you guys think?

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I would look at most options over a cone .

Each dog is different and we will go with what works best and cones aren’t a guarantee off success either .

But generally most don’t need the cone vets just hand them over and tell you to use them 

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To be used under supervision only  .

I tend to use a well-fitted soft basket muzzle :) One  a dog can drink happily while wearing ..and a nice open one for plenty of air . no/chewing/licking of wounds/stitches , no cone of shame , and no covering of something that may not heal well if covered.....

 

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For sure you could look into surgical suits but do consider training your dog to joyfully wear a cone. It’s really not that hard, honestly. If you need a hard bucket cone, Velfast has soft neoprene edges.

 

Here’s one way to train it. 

 

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I've seen pool noodles strung onto a collar to do the same job as a cone. There are also soft blow up collars. I usually just use a muzzle, none of my dogs have been big chewers on stitches or wounds.

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On 19/07/2021 at 1:08 PM, persephone said:

Unless supervised 24/7 and/or sleeve is made of kevlar ..it will probably be chewed ;) 

yeah this is what I thought.

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Will it pull on stitches and cause them to itch? 
Will it pull on hair?

With the wrinkles and wraps there are lots of places for teeth to grab -and it is only chew resistant- not chew PROOF ;) 
have you spoken with your vet about keeping the wound covered with a waterproof fabric? Some wounds need to 'breathe' to heal well .

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2 hours ago, jessiej said:

he's not comfortable and he's trying to remove it

he needs to be trained to accept it :) Of course he'll act up - then you take it off ...and guess what? he's learned that trying to get it off works! ;) 

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On 21/07/2021 at 2:30 PM, persephone said:

he needs to be trained to accept it :) Of course he'll act up - then you take it off ...and guess what? he's learned that trying to get it off works! ;) 

thank you!!!!

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you can use both and also depends on the needs and what fits to your pet. My dog also undergo a tplo surgery earlier this year. imma post our story soon 

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