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Comfy? Sometimes.. but limited use
on 6 December 2011
I bought this for my cat who is recovering from an anal abcess and is not allowed to lick her nether regions. It seemed a good alternative to the buster collar which restricted her vision and made it difficult for her to eat or drink without food or water going everywhere unsupervised. I blew it up, followed the instructions and popped it on. Great! My cat was now able to eat and drink without having to keep backing up to reposition herself, also she didn't bump into the odd archetrave. Sadly this is where the advantages of this product ended. Despite following the instructions I spotted her, a few days later, having sussed it out, reaching round and washing her nether regions!! She reopened her wound and had to be put on another course of antibiotics. I have heard a few other people say this about dogs, but as my cat's neck is not as long I thought she would be ok with it. It was blown up fully and put on as directed. Also she found it a bit, 'neck cricking' sleeping. With the buster collar at least she could lay her head down without it having a blow up ring around it. Having said this, Comfy Collar is a lot easier to keep clean! I would recommend trying this collar if you have a dog or cat with a wound ABOVE the neck, but I couldn't guarantee their back feet wouldn't be able to reach the spot! If your dog or cat is also sick, it means that you can take the Comfy Collar off and wash the plastic outer covering, unlike the buster collar which just contains the sick and it then follows the poor cat everywhere if unsupervised, or who insists on 'sniffing' her 'number twos' after she's done while scooping a bit up accidentally and hopping up on the bed with mum in the middle of the night for cuddles, ewww! I had to go back to the buster collar to be sure she wouldn't lick her bottie. Try this product by all means, but you must ask yourself first 'Will my animal be able to reach their wound with their tongue, feet, or paws?' Make sure you don't suffer a set-back like I did. This was the smallest size at 4cms hole size tightest to 5ish cms loosest. My cat is very mini, and I reckon it might fit a large ferret or other small animal with a suitable length neck. Not sure if it would be suitable for rabbits or guinea pigs as their necks are that much shorter and it would probably be quite uncomfortable, even dangerous. But all in all a good idea, I'm sure it works for some, just not for my cat.