My dog, Sox, was neutered shortly before we adopted so when we went to pet store and bought him a collar and tags, we also picked up an e-collar just in case he felt like messing with his new stiches. We ended up never using the e-collar on Sox since a few “nuh uhs” keep him from pulling out his stiches, so we put the “Cone of Shame” into the dog closet.
Last Friday we took our dog, Waffles off at the vet to get neutered. I was hoping he would be able to leave his stiches alone (like Sox did) but Homeslice kept licking at his stiches so we dug out the Elizabethan collar. He hated wearing it at first, he kept battle ramming our legs for a while, but he has gotten use to wearing it. On the plus side, I think he is totally pulling this look off.
More photos under the cut.