MAKE IT FUN
Anything you can do to “lighten the mood” during a pet’s recovery from injury or surgery can help lower stress levels, which increases the chances of a fast recovery. Embellishing a pet’s cone with artistic touches can transform it from scary-looking to fun. And if you’re smiling at the cone you’re also smiling at your pet. A cone makeover doesn’t require much; markers, paint, stickers, whatever you have on hand that can beautify it will make your pet’s recovery process a lot better.
The Length of Recovery
After a veterinary medical procedure, typically the vet will advise an animal to wear a cone until it has completely healed, which can be as short as a few days or as long as a few weeks. Some cones are designed to be worn for a short 1-4 day period, while others are intended for extended use. Upgrading from the classic, solid plastic cones in favor of the more comfortable and innovative varieties can improve a pet’s mood, lower stress levels, and increase the chances of a healthy and successful recovery. Also, studies show that blue, purple, or yellow cones can lower a dog’s anxiety and stress levels.