scrappyhappymama Posted December 14, 2011 Share Posted December 14, 2011 Please help me with some, probably obvious to the rest of the world, questions. We had our little dog spayed on Monday. The clinic recommended she wear a cone for a while until she heals. They actually said she should wear it for 7-10 days. Does that mean 7-10 days continuously or should I be taking it off sometimes? It just seems like it will chafe her neck if she wears it continuously all that time. She is a chewer, and they recommended wearing the cone for the entire time especially for dogs that chew or lick a lot. But, she's having a hard time eating with it on. She's not a dog that eats her food all at once, so I've been dropping a few kibbles on the floor to make it easier for her to reach. Or should I be taking the cone off to let her eat? We've also been keeping her in our room to keep her separate from our rambunctious boys who she normally is wrestling and jumping with. But she hates being separated from everyone! If I am careful to make sure the boys are calm around here, do you think it is safe for her to roam the house? The clinic was adamant that she needed a full 7-10 days of bed rest, but this is SO not her personality. Can she be trusted not to jump up on furniture or climb stairs if it hurts, or do I definitely need to keep her penned up in our room for her own safety? Thanks for any advice! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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