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

Elsa and Elly after spayed on June 15, 2011 - How to Care for Your Dog After Being Neutered or Spayed

Went to the Vet Clinic to take the doggies back and both Eunice and I was sad to see their condition. Both of them were still unconscious. After an hour when they were back home suddenly Elsa vomited a little biscuits she took at 6.00 am before surgery. I thought was alright as maybe it was due to the anesthesia but later on Elly vomited too and throughout the night they continue to throw up and I hope it was a natural reaction of the dog as it may just be reacting to the anesthetic.

This morning, when I woke up. they were much active and can walk on four legs straight but gets weak again after quite sometime. Elly is sleeping at the moment and so is Elsa. Will be feeding them with some milik and biscuits much later and I hope they will not vomit again.

Do get well soon, Elly and Elsa. We love you.

Photos of both Elly and Elsa since yesterday till this morning at 8.00am

How to Care for Your Dog After Being Neutered or Spayed

It's hard at first when a dog or cat comes home after being neutered or spayed. Here are some ways to help your furry friend get back to its old self.

Bring your dog home and settle him or her into bed (make sure it's comfortable).

Keep the food portions easy. When the dog is allowed to eat, give them a little bit of food, bit by bit. Give them bland food like rice, white fish or skinless chicken.

Softly pet and speak to your dog.

Keep the e-collar (lampshade) on your dog for as long as the vet tells you.

Your pet may not urinate or poop as he normally would. Give it a couple days for your pet to get back on track.


If you think that your dog will need some extra attention, give it to him.

  • Remember, you can't do anything except give your pet love and care, and that's all your dog needs.
  • Toy dogs like chihuahuas can take longer to recover. Be patient.

  • Dogs need sleep after being spayed/neutered. Give them their space.
  • Don't bother your pet too much, they might be in a bad mood.
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