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Started by Tracy Collins
Apr 7, 2021
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alternatives to the cone of shame post surgery for dogs
Apr 7, 2021
has anyone who's big dog has had rear knee surgery found an alternative to the cone of shame, or used the inflatable dog collar or the Lick Sleeve?
has anyone used the "Help me up" dog harness to help get their dog in and out of their car?Has anyone used the Animal Surgical and Orthopedic center in Shoreline north of Seattle for knee surgery on their dog?
Any feedback would be helpful. text 206 372-8907
Comment by Lea Ann Rolla
May 10, 2021
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We had our 85lb collie/lab mix in for knee surgery about 2 years ago. We went to Chuckanut vet in Burlington. They were fab. We went thru many forms of the cone and found our dog able to get around them and get to his knee. Finally, we tried a muzzle, plastic and material. He could get part of his tounge thru, but it was the best solution for us. The ... Read All
Comment by Carole White
Apr 8, 2021
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hi again, Tracy -/
I forgot to mention that we didn’t use the cone because Ruby freaked out when we put it on her. The vet also provided a wooly-lined sling that is so helpful, still.

Carole White
Comment by Carole White
Apr 8, 2021
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Apr 8, 2021
Hi, Tracy �" our dog Ruby had her left rear leg amputated in October. The things we wish we knew beforehand:

Take the bottom part of your dog crate to carry your drugged up dog. We also bought a furniture dolley �" flat with 4 wheels to move the dog in crate. The “Help me up” harness is great. We also used beach towels crosswise over padding in the half crate for lifting her in and out for pottying. I can be reached at 360-840-0612 if you have more questions. Carole White