Finally, a solution for the age-old problem of how to let your pet heal in comfort. Until now the only cone shape e-collar has been made out of hard plastic, offering no comfort for your pet. Now, there’s the Comfy Cone from All Four Paws. The Comfy Cone is soft and comfortable, making it easy for your pet to get much-needed rest; it’s easy for your pet to eat and drink while wearing it; it folds back for even more freedom; and folds flat for storage.
Some of Comfy Cone’s Benefits:
Buying the Correct Size Comfy Cone:
Buying the correct size e-collar is extremely important in order to give your pet the best protection to heal. The Comfy Cone is sized in inches around the neck as well as from neck to snout. The best way to make sure that your pet cannot pull the collar off is to thread their regular buckle collar or a strip of gauze through the elastic loops on the neck end of the Comfy Cone. This also helps if you need a larger size because of the neck to snout measurement, but the neck is too loose.
The most important measurement in selecting the correct size is neck to snout. The collar needs to come past the nose or dogs and cats can reach many parts of their bodies. Another interesting reason for the collar to go past the nose is that it acts like blinders. According to numerous vets, the concept that dogs and cats need to use their peripheral vision is false. The clear plastic e-collars can frustrate your pet even more since they think they can see something, but the more they try to see what it is the more anxious they become. With the Comfy Cone, your pet feels like he or she is in their own little space, which helps them to relax and rest so they can heal faster.
It is extremely important to supervise your pet when using the Comfy Cone (or any e-collar) for the first time. You need to see how your pet reacts to an e-collar—and more importantly, that you have selected the correct size. Picking the correct size for your pet is crucial for the Comfy Cone to work. The Comfy Cone must go past your pet’s nose, or they will be able to reach the area that needs protection. As a responsible pet owner, never leave the Comfy Cone folded back if you are not there to supervise. Keep in mind all pets react differently to e-collars, so please keep an eye on your pet as much as you can.
Neck size: 9 3/4-12 1/2 in. (24.8-31.8 cm)
Neck to snout: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Example breed: tiniest toy dogs (i.e., chihuahuas), kittens, smaller adult cats
SMALL (Currently we are out of stock of the small Comfy Cone, but expect more soon!)
Neck size: 10-14 in. (25.5-35.75 cm)
Neck to snout: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Example breed: Maltese, Yorkies, larger cats
Neck size: 10-14 in. (25.5-35.75 cm)
Neck to snout: 8 in. (20 cm.)
Example breed: Dachshunds, Italian greyhounds
NOTE: The small/long is a new size from Comfy Cone. It combines the neck size of the small Comfy Cone with the neck-to-snout measurement of the medium Comfy Cone. It's perfect for dogs with a long nose. but a slender neck, where the medium size cone would be too big.
Neck size: 12-15 in. (30.5-38 cm)
Neck to snout: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Example breed: French bulldog
Neck size: 14-22 in. (35.6-55.9 cm)
Neck to snout: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Example breed: boxer
Neck size: 21-25 in. (53.3-63.5 cm)
Neck to snout: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Example breed: golden retriever
NOTE: For extra "head room" without an increase in the neck to snout measurement - sometime needed for breeds like mastiffs and bullmastiffs - there is a Comfy Cone Extender for the X Large Comfy Cone.)
Neck size: 20-27 in. (50.8-68.6 cm)
Neck to snout: 14.75 in. (36.8 cm)
Example breeds: Great Dane, Irish wolfhound, Great Pyrenees, St. Bernard
Here's a great video showing how to correctly measure a Comfy Cone.