Bella and the Cone of Shame

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Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:40 pm

Bella had an itchy spot on the left side of her neck that she wouldn't quit scratching at with her hind leg. I checked for bites and other things that might be bugging her and never did see anything. She finally caught the spot with her claws and dug some hair out leaving weeping bare skin in an open patch on her neck. That did it! Into the tub she went for a good anti bacterial soap scrubbing. After the cleaning I put Hydrogen Peroxide on the area to clean it up. Then into the Cone of Shame she went. She spent all day Saturday moping and laying around with a hung head. By Monday she decided she could live with it. She has been running into every corner in the house with the edges of the cone. She dang near bowled me over rushing into the back room when she heard me pouring her breakfast in the bowl this morning. The cone has been worth the money I paid for it in amusement and is keeping her from digging at the spot. Toss in having her running her second heat with every male dog in the neighborhood camping outside my fence all day. She is all kinds of upset about life. My usual happy lab is being more than a bit of a drama queen.

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Re: Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby bknilvr00 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:46 pm

My lab shredded his when he got snipped. It lasted less than a day... Bella seems to have accepted her fate.

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Re: Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:59 pm

Bella is a pretty mellow lab. She is home alone for the first day with the Cone. We will see how many pieces it is in when I get back to the house.
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Re: Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby go get the bird » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:18 pm

Best thing ever is watching a dog with a cone trying to get into a crate. :lol3:
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Re: Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:40 am

I make them out of a household elcheapho bucket 10liter/2 gallon? just cut bottom out leaving about an inch around the outside then drill holes around that edge and zip tie it to dogs collar. they stand up to the knocks better than the ones from the vet. our cocker backed into his kennel when he had one on after the big snip.
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Re: Bella and the Cone of Shame

Postby DCronk » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:18 pm

At least she leaves it on. Mine figured out how to wedge it between 2 objects and yank it off, then proceed to shred it. After 3 of them I just gave up and put and old shirt with the sleeves cut off on her so she couldn't lick (stomach surgery).
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