What is the advantage for the protective inflatable collar:
SCRATCH AND BITE RESISTANT - The inflatable dog collars are designed to protect your pets from injuries, rashes and post surgery wounds, it will prevent pets from biting and licking their injured area or surgical site and promote recovering from surgery or wounds.
COMFORTABLE - Inflatable design and the soft outside material will let your dog wear it comfortably and it does not block your pet¡¯s vision, they can eat, drink, sleep and play normally.
EASY TO STORE - Inflatable recovery collar, you can deflate it and store it in a small space when you do not use it and there is a zipper opening on one side, you can take the bag out and wash the outside cloth.
ADJUSTABLE - There is a strap on the opening of the collar, you can stick it together for a perfect fit and put the strap side at the back of your dog¡¯s neck in case the dog bite it.
DURABLE AND STABLE - The premium protective collar is soft and washable, it will not mark or scrape furniture and you can insert your pet's everyday collar through the inner ring loops for a stabilization
Customer Feedback after their used the protective inflatable collar for their fur baby.
1. Loyally SandyB and her cat
Our cat needs this collar to prevent her from pulling out her belly fur while she's on a food trial for potential food allergy. The collar must stay on for weeks if not longer, so having something she can tolerate is super important. We all know how they hate the hard cone, so at first I tried a soft material cone. Poor cat kept tripping on it and could not get around. Bought this item in a small (she is a 13 lb cat). While it was effective at preventing her from getting to her belly, it was too tight around her neck. The two open ends were still an inch or two apart when around her neck. I then bought the medium. While the medium seems big for a cat (it is a little more difficult for her to maneuver with the bigger collar) it is the right size for her neck. I do wish they'd just make a cat specific one that was the neck size of the medium but the inner tube size of the small. Overall the medium is working for us with a 13 lb cat. Definitely much more tolerated than the soft or hard cones. She's been wearing it for 3 weeks now and can eat, drink, use litter box. I've only clipped her nails once in this time period and there are no issues with her puncturing it or it deflating. Highly recommend.
Update: it¡¯s now been 6 weeks and the collar is still holding up fantastically. The medium was definitely the right size as the small had rubbed some bald spots on her neck from being too snug. She got used to the larger size within a day and it seems to bother her no more or less than the small did. Absolutely recommend 100%.
2. Mandi P.nad her puppy Delilah
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! My pup Delilah got spayed and I knew that she would have to wear some type of collar but didn't like the idea of one of the big plastic e-collars. With this collar our pup could eat, drink, sleep, walk, and move around comfortably. She would occasionally bump into a wall, door frame or my husband or I with it with no damage to the walls or pain to us. On the inside there are loops that you feed their every day collar through, buckle their collar and then velcro the strap on the outside. She tried a few times to get it off but was unsuccessful. Most of the time though she didn't even seem to notice it was on. She is a very itchy pup so she was constantly trying to scratch her neck because I'm sure it got itchy under there so it made me nervous about her popping a hole but it has held up well to the scratching. I highly recommend this product, it's a great price and great quality. Also I found it to be true to the size chart. She is 52 pounds and fit into the large size range on the chart and it fits her very well, I was able to fit all five fingers between the collar and her neck and it was still snug enough that she could not get it off. If she would have had to wear it longer than the recommended 10 days I would have felt totally comfortable keeping it on her on a longer term basis! I hope I was able to answer any questions anyone might have!
3. Jabo Recommend Reason
Hallelujah! Big bravo to whoever invented these blow up collars for dogs. They are so much less cumbersome and more comfortable than traditional Elizabethan collars. Back when I was a vet tech, I saw so many miserable dogs in e-collars, but these blow-up ones are so much easier for the dogs to get used too. (And no more bruised and scratched legs for the humans)
I recommend theses to my dog training clients and we have found they work for most dogs, although dogs with long snouts or long bodies may still be able to reach belly wounds or tail problems.
As always, give plenty of encouragement when training your dog to wear one. I highly recommend buying one BEFORE you need it and working with your dog to acclimate him/her. Just think of it as one more tool in your ¡°K9 wound management kit. Young dogs or dogs who have not had proper training with these MAY possibly be able to remove or damage it, but dogs who are comfy with the sensation of wearing one, usually have no issues.
One of my dogs is wearing one right now due to a knee injury, and yet she is calm and comfy in this collar and she is just about to doze off.