Also referred to as lampshades, radar dishes and the “cone of shame,” plastic E-collars have gotten a bad rap. Designed to keep your pet’s paws away from the head and neck area, they play a key role in medical recovery following a number of veterinary procedures.
Short for Elizabethan collar, the funnel-shaped device is named after the ornate ruffs worn by fashionable men, women and children during the Elizabethan era.
Because of their shape, animal E-collars can get caught on doorjambs, legs, and even unsuspecting children! Dogs and cats may knock over their food and water bowls while wearing them, or refuse to walk in a regular manner.
The good news: All of this is normal and part of your pet becoming adjusted to this important device.