The Balto Neck Eco for long term prevention of self-harm from biting, licking, and itching.
Pet parents know all too well how much their canine or feline friends can be bothered by the "cone of shame" - also known as an Elizabethan collar, or E-collar in short. No matter how frustrated a pet can get, sticking to the veterinarian’s recommendations of wear for a recovery collar is still the best option for keeping your pet safe from self-injury or further harm.
With so many options available to us as pet parents, it can be difficult to identify what the best recovery collar for your dog or cat may be.
It is important to remember that the best collar for your dog or cat depends on the injury you are trying to protect, their conformation, as well as your own personal comfort levels or concerns.
Balto® Braces offers two neck supportive device options. The Balto® Rigid Neck brace is best used for traumatic injuries or degenerative diseases of the cervical/vertebral canal. The Balto® Neck Eco is the most optimal option that acts as an anti-itch collar or reach-restriction collar.
What makes the Balto Neck Eco a great option for restricting movement in cats and dogs?
Traditional E-collars can cause the following issues:
- Prevents comfortable mobility
- Hinders Vision
- Difficulty Drinking/Eating
- Inability to Play
Many pet parents view e-collars as a necessary evil without getting to know some alternative out there. Most traditional E-collars can hinder mobility and your pet’s ability to see, making recovery (or even old age) more stressful for a pet when it doesn’t have to be!
The Balto Neck Eco is an alternative to your traditional E-collar that allows for unobstructed vision and can be used for:
- Preventing Licking/Biting of Surgical Sites (Sutures)
- Preventing Licking/Biting of Wounds
- Preventing Licking Biting of Allergy Flares
Many e-collar alternatives can provide the same support, but not the same durability. Pet parents and vets turn to this Balto® e-collar for long-term use that is most often seen in pets with severe allergies. This E-collar features internal stiffeners that keep your dog or cat from being able to reach surgical sites, wounds, skin irritations, and much more. Keep in mind that this e-collar is not ideal for protecting the paws, ears, and eyes; since those are within reach for your pet. The best part, this brace can also be used alongside your dog or cat’s personal harness for day-to-day activities such as walks!