How to measure your dog for a healing cone

Finding the correct size cone for your dog is extremely important when they are healing. In this article, we'll learn how to properly size your dog to get a right size cone. 

1. Measure Your Dog's Neck Circumference

First, Let’s measure the neck. Measure the circumference of your dog’s neck carefully. Remember, snugly but not too tightly. You can use a cloth tape or cable to measure it if you don’t have a measuring tape.

 Ideally you want to measure where your dog's collar seats. Make sure your dog’s collar is not too loose on the neck.

How yo measure your dog's neck circumference for a healing cone

2. Measure The Length Between Neck And The Nose

Once you figure out where their collar sits, let’s measure the length between your dog’s neck and the nose. What you want to do is measure from the collar on their neck to the tip of their snout. Use a ruler or measuring tape and you just measure in a straight line! Make sure the cone should be longer than the snout. 

How to measure the length between your dog’s neck and the nose for healing cone

3. Find the Right Size Based On The Measurements

Check our size chart carefully and find the right size for your dog. We have a total of 7 sizes for any types of dogs. Especially Small-Long and Medium-Long are perfect options for long snout dogs such as dachshunds or corgis!

Million Dogs Anxiety Free Healing Cone Size Chart

Let's take a look at this Yorkie. Her body measurements are 9" in the neck and 5" from her neck to the snout. So "XS" is perfect size for her. As you can see, her nose is safely inside the cone. You should make sure the nose is inside a cone so that you can avoid any issues.

Tiny Yorkie wearing million dogs star stripe healing cone

You could adjust the size with multiple snaps or even tread your dog's neck collar or gauze to Elastic loops to secure the cone.

Million dogs Anxiety free healing cone elastic loops

We wanted to avoid using Velcro because Velcro easily attracts debris including dog and pet's hair and specially puppies hate the velcro sounds. 

Check our healing cone collection HERE and shoot me an email if you have any questions about sizing. We’ll be happy to help you finding the right size.

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Thank you!

Jisuk Kim┃ Creator



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  • Marcia Pardey on

    To the webmaster, You always provide clear explanations and step-by-step instructions.

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