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After 5 days my female puppy was spayed can i take cone off

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After 5 days my female puppy was spayed can i take cone off she hates it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 11 months ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

You can take the e-collar off and see how she does without it. If you notice her licking or biting at the area, then I'd put it on for a fe more days. Remember that she should be kept inactive for the first week, so try to prevent her jumping or running around. I usually suggest crating that first week with leashed trips outside for elimination only. Most dogs do not find ecollars (cone) pleasant. They make a no bite collar that help prevent a dog from reaching that area of the body that is not as irritating to a dog. See one here:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24158&cmpid=01cseYY&ref=XXXX&subref=AA&ref=6111&cmpid=01csegb&gclid=CPDXseje6skCFdgBgQodsRkPjw

They prevent the dog from turning their neck far enough to reach where the stitches are and thus prevent them from injuring the incision site.

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Since there have been recalls on certain foods, please check the following site to be sure the food your animals eat is not affected. If it is affected, contact your vet as soon as possible. Have your dog seen if they have any symptoms.

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/