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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year 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:

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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