If looks could kill, I'd be six feet under.
March 3, 2011 4:55pm CST
My dog Jazz, a 10 year old yellow lab, has a hot spot on his right leg. He continually chews at it and it's gotten worse over the last few days. So I asked for some advice online, and someone graciously allowed me to have their ecollar so he would stop chewing. Well, of course, Jazz despises this collar, and keeps giving me dirty looks. He's trying to paw it off, and one of his claws already got caught in one of the holes. But he's going to have to get used to it as it will be on him for a while. My cat doesn't know what to think of it, he's never seen a collar before, and even he started to sniff it. But, until this hot spot clears up, my dog will probably hate me until it's off. In the meantime, I have to give him a lot of love and attention to keep his attention away from the collar.
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4 Mar 11
you are doing the right thing with the collar.The only suggestion i have,is to put a bit of cortizone cream on the spot,it might help the healing process. I had a dog that used to lick or chew his paw,and I put cream,a bandage,wrapped in plastic and put a sock on it taped down with surgical tape.would you believe that it worked for a bit,but he became an expert at chewing it of in record time!!!!!!!! Then he got "coned" and he hated it and me! He was big,and had difficulty turning around and navigating around furniture!!!,Tried to tell him that it was for his own good.LOL
• Craig, Alaska
4 Mar 11
don't let it bother you looks your dog is giving you. I wouldn't say he hates you. He's just saying with that look "do I have to wear this thing?" I think that would be a better thought of what your dog is thinking with that look then he hates you. I am sure your dog still loves you. they say that when a dog loves their owner its for their entire life if u keep your dog that long. I am saying if you don't give the dog to another person. I am not saying you will just trying to say how long they will love you. Dogs are cooler than people at times I believe. they listen to you talk for hours if you did it. They don't interrupt or argue with you, and their there for you when your happy, sad or mad. No wonder their thought of "Man's best friend".
• United States
4 Mar 11
I'm sure he will hate you because I'm sure it is uncomfortable for him and there is no way he could possibly understand that it is there to help him. I hope you are able to treat the spot in such a way that it heals. (is it an open sore or something else?)I hope he start feeling better soon! Have a great day!
8 Mar 11
I can't win with him. He's found a way to get the collar off, and anything I put on the wound gets licked or chewed off. I'll be taking him to the vet in a couple of weeks when I can afford to, I've been told how much the initial fee will be, and it's a reliable vet office.
3 Mar 11
The cat is sitting in front of him and seems to be ok with it. It's bad enough when the cat is sitting at the top of the stairs when the dog comes in and swats at him for getting in his space, but at least he's not bothering with the dog right now.
4 Mar 11
yeah, your dog will probably hate you for letting him wear the collar. I wonder if he thinks he looks stupid with it-- I know I would! My dog and cat always hate it when I put clips and accessories on them. But he's very lucky to have a loving owner. Always soothe him whenever he's agitated by his collar.