I get lots of visitors to the site who are trying to find alternatives to traditional elizabethan collars (also known as e-collars, cone collars , or lampshade collars). We had our own miserable time using an e-collar. So here are two more I’ve come across in my own research. Clearly your dog or cat doesn’t have to suffer in a big, bulky, plastic e-collar. I recommend planning ahead and have one of these alternatives on hand.
The Trimline Collar is a flexible, lightweight collar that is held in place with a drawstring. I’m not sure how well this will hold up to repeated uses by a dog though.
The Comfy Cone is a soft collar that can be folded down if need be and is held in place by your dog’s collar. It’s made of a 1/2 inch of foam sandwiched between durable fabric and it has reflective tape for night time use.