If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, last week you will not have missed that my beloved dog, Rosie got spayed.
She is seven and had a litter of puppies when she was two. We never planned to let her have more as she is too precious to me-what if something went wrong?
So when we were last at the vets for Rosie’s booster injections, they said I really should get her neutered as things can go wrong when she gets menopausal like womb infections so, before the madness of another baby ensues, I booked her in.
I won’t lie to you. I was dreading the day.
I was also worried about the poor mite having to wear one of those plastic dog collars to stop her getting at the stitches.
I did a bit of research on them. They are called Elizabethan collars, presumably because they look like something people wore in that period.
They are so hard though, I worried she wouldn’t sleep and everyone knows sleep helps the healing process.
So I was so pleased when I found a lady who makes comfortable Elizabethan collars and got one ordered so it would arrive in time.
I opted for a stylish tartan number and I was very pleased when it arrived.
Gina, the lady who makes the collars, really understands the love people have for their pets and she came up with the idea when her own dogs underwent surgery and she couldn’t find a comfy alternative.
Gina says: “they particularly dislike wearing the Elizabethan or Lampshade collar. This is the final insult to add to whatever surgical procedure they may have just had to deal with. It just doesn’t seem right for us to make them suffer anymore.
“And the simple fact is….. they don’t have to suffer, not with the K9 Comfy collar
The “K9 comfy collar” sit’s nice and cosy around the neck allowing your dog to see all around, drink, eat, run,.. sniff ( A lot , if they’re like my two), play and sleep ( just for 10 min’s), go for a walk without everyone knowing he’s ill, recovering ect.
“It’s not stiff plastic, its soft and comfy, and its not inflatable. It won’t pop, spring an air leak or simply deflate.. (whilst your out shopping). And it does look a bit funky, if i do say so myself.”
I was honestly so pleased with it. We did get a plastic collar from the vets and I tried it on Rosie for this photo but, as you can see, she looks miserable.
I am not saying she was happy with the K9 comfort collar but it definitely beat the alternative.
The one thing I didn’t expect however is the poor thing getting a shaving rash from where they shaved her tummy. She kept scratching that with her back paws which the collar couldn’t stop.
Some quick thinking saw me reach for some baby socks and bobbles so she wouldn’t make that bit too sore.
Not long now Rosie.
* I bought the K9 comfort collar myself but I just think it is such a good idea.