Recently, Homer had a huge benign tumor removed, which required lots of stitches and a two week recovery period. After the anesthesia wore off, he came home from the veterinarian wearing the dreaded Cone of Shame.
This is a plastic cone to keep him from bothering his fresh incision and possibly ripping out his stitches. You can see how thrilled he is about it:
I felt plenty sorry for him, but understood why he needed to wear it. Shortly thereafter, one of my friends posted on facebook (Thank you, Tammy) about a soft cone that did the same thing. Calling around to several pet stores, I found one!
Homer still wasn't too excited about wearing it, but at least it's a bit more comfortable.
Especially when he lays his little head down to sleep.
The brand that we found is called The Comfy Cone, and I think you can purchase them online, also. If your pet ever needs to go through an ordeal like this, I thought you might like to know about this option.
Homer got his stitches out two days ago, and he's feeling like a young pup again, thank you.
Has your pet ever worn the Cone of Shame?
Did you know about this softer option?