5 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame


Oh no…your pet had surgery or got injured and came back from the vet with more than just fresh sutures and wound care ointment, he also has to wear the cone of shame so he won’t lick or bite his incision or wound. That stiff, uncomfortable plastic Elizabethan collar (E-collar), also called a lampshade or satellite dish, seems to have been designed to make your dog or cat even more miserable than the original health problem. Is there a good alternative to the dreaded cone of shame? Check out some of these neat products.


BiteNot Collar

The soft BiteNot Collar is a more comfortable alternative to the cone of shame. It allows complete peripheral vision and makes activities like eating and drinking a lot easier for your pet. It protects wounds and sutures on the body and can also be used for cervical stabilization and catheter protection.


KONG Cloud Collar

Similar to a neck pillow for us humans, the Cloud Collar is very soft and comfortable. It allows for peripheral vision and makes eating and drinking easier for dogs and cats. Leave it to KONG to come up with a smart alternative to the cone of shame!


Cover Me by Tui

This unique alternative to the E-collar looks like a baby’s cute little onesie. It’s designed to comfortably cover your pet’s body to prevent licking and biting of wounds and sutures. The Cover Me by Tui comes in all sizes and its snuggly fit actually helps to calm nervous pets, too.



The ProCollar is made of an inflatable inner tube covered by canvas fabric and a Velcro strap closure. It comes in 6 sizes from extra-small to double extra-large to fit any size pet. They’re made in the UK, but US pet owners can easily find them at many pet supply stores.


Neck Hug

The Neck Hug is made by a small US company called Wag Tail Farms. It’s a super-soft and comfy circular collar that comes in a variety of sizes for cats and dogs, and you can choose from lots of cute cat and dog-themed print fabrics, too.


Photo at top via The Blogess




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  • Aaron Seminoff
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  • Lee

    Try the original E Collar Alternative Surgical Suit.

    The Surgi Snuggly introduced the American pet and veterinary markets to a new idea and a whole new concept of post surgical recovery including comfort! When Surgi Snuggly launched in 2011 it took the world by storm as runner up in the New Product showcase at the 2011 American Veterinary Medical Conference.

    Nick named The wonder Suit, it continues to evolve and offer the best in performance.


  • Better Pet
    Better Pet

    There is a better alternative now available in the U.S. Suitical Recovery Suits are the only rear fastening recovery suit on the market. Take a look here www.suitical.com or here www.mysuitical.com Suitical Recovery Suits are the only alternative to the out-dated pet cones. The breathable, light weight, four-way stretch fabric allows pets get better FASTER

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