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Recovery Cone Alternative for Cats and Dogs

Looking for an alternative to the Dreaded Elizabethan Cone of Shame!

No Bite Elizabethan Cone Alternative

If your dog or cat is recovering from surgery and the usual recovery cones aren’t doing the trick, here’s a new post-surgery recovery device we just discovered that might work for your pet.

The Bite Not Collar

BiteNot Collars are an excellent alternative to the traditional Elizabethan collar. It provides unimpeded peripheral vision and allows pets to eat, drink, sleep and play while protecting back, rump, base of tail, flanks, chest, abdomen, and genitals — even feet in small breeds and cats too!.

Made of flexible plastic and foam and machine washable to help you keep it clean. BiteNot Collars are the only cervical restraint with a harness strap, which enables the collars to stay on.

User Review on Amazon: “I don’t know why vets don’t sell these, it’s the best option for keeping your dog from bothering his wound without crashing into things with that stupid cone. It was snowy when my dog had his operation, the poor dog couldn’t even go to relieve himself with tripping due to snow in his cone. We purchased this bitenot collar it was amazinging comfortable for him, which made it easier for us. You and your dog will love this bitenot collar, purchase before the operation!”


How to measure: While your pet is standing, measure from the base of the your dog or cat’s ear to the top of it’s shoulder blade. This measurement will give you the desired width and size of the collar.

For example, if you measure 6″ you will need a size 6.

Dog Sizing:

  • Size 3.5″ for dogs under 10lbs (i.e. toy poodle)
  • Size 4″ for dogs 10-17 lbs (i.e. Bichon, Shih Tzu)
  • Size 5″ for dogs 18-30 lbs (i.e. Spaniels, Terriers)
  • Size 5L” for dogs 31-45 lbs (i.e. Chow, Pit Bull)
  • Size 6″ for dogs 46-70 lbs (i.e. Labrador, Golden Retriever)
  • Size 7″ for dogs 71-100 lbs (i.e. Rottweiler)
  • Size 8″for dogs 101-140 lbs (i.e. Bullmastiff)

Cat Sizing:

  • Size 2.5″ for cats under 10 lbs
  • Size 3″ for cats over 10 lbs.

When choosing size, remember that the collar must stretch from behind the animal’s ear to the top of its shoulder for maximum protection.

Note: These collars are not recommended for protecting eyes or ears.

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3 thoughts on “Recovery Cone Alternative for Cats and Dogs”

  1. Unless the dog is lying on his side, how does he lie down otherwise with the collar on (with head down between legs or to the side.?

  2. Hi Tuck, it’s a very soft foam disc. Wyatt lays on it flat as you see in the photos, either with his head down between his paws or on the side. He thinks it’s a big pillow!

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