Feeling sad for my pup :( Pitiful pic included…

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@emileem:  Oh my goodness poor guy! How awful. I am glad to see he is okay and healing.

Have you contacted the pet store or the company that markets the line about this? Seems like a serious design flaw if it can do THAT much damage.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have you considered a Bite Not collar?  http://www.bitenot.com/   Might be good for when you can supervise…  sometimes the larger dogs can reach around it….

Also they do make those cones in clear plastic which isn’t so claustrophobic for the dog.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@emileem:  Oh no!!! Poor guy he looks so sad!! I hate those darn cones, my dog absolutely freaked out and hated it when he had to wear one, he would barely move! Glad you got him taken care of right away and will be able to be home with him. I’m sure you already are, but just be sure to give him lots of love and hugs and attention since he can’t come out for walks.. Maybe try to get him into a different room before one of you leaves for a walk with Lucy so he doesn’t see you go??

I’m with treejewel, definitely do some followup with the petstore/line company.. scary!! What if that was a kid by that line?? 🙁

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@emileem:  Aww, poor boy! Those plastic coated cables can cause a *lot* of damage – I got my leg caught in one as a kid with a hyper dog and I still have the scar :-/ As far as Vader goes, I’m sure you’re already doing this but I’d just lavish a lot of attention/extra treats on him when you’re back in the house with him so that he knows he’s not being replaced in any way. That face deserves a lot of extra hugs 🙁 Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Maybe use a muzzel instead of cone, might be easier for him to deal with. As far as what happened I would contact the manufactor immediately to tell them what happened. Don’t worry about him feeling bad, it is only temporary and he wont hold a grudge.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Poor Poor Puppy!! OMGEE I would be losing it on the manufacturer! Thank goodness he will have a full recovery!!

Just spoil him rotten with lots of treats and make try to make sure he is comfortable.. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

Awww poor Vader! Thankfully dogs are the most forgiving creatures so I don’t think that he will resent Lucy. My childhood golden retriever had to wear a cone and my mom felt so bad about it because he too was really uncomfortable, so she looked into other ideas and they actually make cones that are fabric and can bend but are still structured. Maybe that could be an option?

i hope he gets well soon! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

cone coaster

But in all reality, POOR GUY! Did they give him any pain medication? I would also think you could put Neosporin on it to keep it moist since he can’t reach it anyway to lick it. Stitches ITCH so bad when they get dry.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Such a cute dog! Don’t worry – he won’t resent the other dog. He probably had no idea how it all happened. I have a Beagle mix too (mixed with JRT), and oh my gosh. So hyperactive! He’s bolted a few times on us. And – I actually have a rope burn scar from a retractable leash, based on his tendency to run.

When you need to put the cone on, maybe give him a treat each time? That way he’ll associate the cone with good things. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@emileem:  poor puppy!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Kisses to Vader!! I’m sorry this happened! I would contact the manufacturer. I imagine this isn’t the first time something like this happened. This makes me so angry. I doubt he’ll hold it against Lucy. hoping for a speedy recovery! 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Oh, I just feel sick for him and you. Poor puppy. I’m so glad he’s going to be okay in the long run. I hope the store DOES pay for the vet bills.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Poor little guy :- What a heart breaking story. I am glad he will heal and that you can be home with him.

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