A soft healing cone, also known as an "e-collar" or "Elizabethan collar," can be useful for dogs with eye infections because it prevents the dog from scratching or rubbing at the affected eye, which can further irritate and worsen the infection.
When a dog has an eye infection, the affected area can be itchy and uncomfortable, and the dog may try to relieve this discomfort by scratching or rubbing the eye with their paw or against objects. However, this can cause further damage to the eye, spread the infection, or introduce bacteria from the dog's paw or environment into the eye, leading to a more serious infection.
A soft healing cone can prevent the dog from scratching or rubbing their eye by physically blocking access to the area. The cone fits around the dog's neck and extends outward, preventing the dog from reaching their face with their paws or rubbing it against objects. This allows the eye to heal without further irritation, and can help speed up the healing process.
It's important to note that the soft healing cone should only be used for as long as necessary, as it can be uncomfortable for the dog and can interfere with their ability to eat, drink, and move around freely. If your dog has an eye infection, it's important to consult with a veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment and to ensure that the infection is properly addressed.
While a plastic cone is a viable option for managing your dog's eye infection, our soft healing cone offers a more comfortable and less anxiety-inducing solution. To learn more about the benefits of using a soft healing cone over a plastic one, check out our previous blog. You can also find our soft healing cone for purchase here.
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