Thursday, June 16, 2011

Elizabethan collar or E-Collar (Lampshade) on Elly and Elsa on June 16, 2011

Elizabethan collar

An Elizabethan collar or space collar (many people call it a cone) is a protective medical device worn by an animal, usually a cat or dog. Shaped like a truncated cone, its purpose is to prevent the animal from biting or licking at its body or scratching at its head or neck while wounds or injuries heal.

The device is generally attached to the pet's usual collar with strings or tabs passed through holes punched in the sides of the plastic. The neck of the collar should be short enough to let the animal eat and drink. Although most pets adjust to them quite well, others won't eat or drink with the collar in place and the collar is temporarily removed for meals.

While purpose-made collars can be purchased from veterinarians or pet stores, they can also be made from plastic and cardboard or by using plastic flowerpots, wastebaskets, buckets or lampshades. Modern collars might involve soft fabric trim along the edges to increase comfort and velcro surfaces for ease of attachment removal.
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Photos of Elsa and Elly: Road to recovery

Before the Elizabethan Collar was fixed to Elly at 10.00am - She was about to dozed off under the table in our house living room.

More photos of Elsa and Elly after their long hours nap on June 16, 2011 at 5.00 pm


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