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I'm not sure if this should be here or in the health section, but if it needs to be moved that's ok.

Daisy started with diarrhea around 2AM and that went on every couple of hours all night. She still has a little bit even now. Then she threw up some weird looking stuff around 7:30. So, at 8:00 I called the vet when they opened. They said that it could be the stress of having to wear that e-collar because she was fine up until they gave her that yesterday. She really, really hates it. I think I'm going to check PetSmart today and see if they have anything like Judy posted to keep her away from the incision area.

She just had a quarter cup of boiled chicken and rice. If she can't keep that down, then I have to take her in to the vet. So far she's doing ok with that. It's been about 15 minutes since she ate it.
 

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AH poor Daisy, hope you feel better soon.
I prefer the clear collars, I think my dogs hated them a little less than the opaque ones.
Maybe you could try taking it off her for a little while when you are around and see if she tries to lick, some dogs don't even bother liking at all...here's hoping.
 

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Poor baby! She looks so miserable. Didn't Judy suggest Vicks Vapo Rub? You can but that at the drug store or grocery store. It's been around forever.

I hope she keeps her food down.

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That looks so sad. Maggie didn't have to wear a collar. Maybe she would be OK without it?
 

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I want to pick her up and cradle her in my arms she is so darn cute!! Poor baby.

I would try taking the collar off when you're in the same room with her so she will feel a little more comfortable!

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Daisy, be a good little girl and don't pick at your stitches again!
 

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Poor baby! I'm convinced that whoever invented e-collars never had a dog, let alone a beagle. Unfortunately, I never found any alternative locally --- just on-line sources. I agree with others that you can certainly take it off if you are near her to supervise. A firm "no" when she starts to lick should help also. My Maggie is very adept at removing stitches so I always had to be right next to her when the collar was off.
I had ordered the alternative collar in anticipation of Maggie having major surgery. I put it on her for increasing periods of time prior to her surgery so she was pretty used to it by the time she needed it.
 

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Poor baby. I suggested the Vick's Vapo rub and it works. You can get it at any drug store. Put it around the stiches, but not on them. Doggies don't like the smell of it at all. It kept Pooh Bear from bothering his stiches.
 

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Poor baby! I hate the collars. Cassie had one last year after foot surgery and she got to the point where she used it as a weapon! She slammed into my shins with it more times that I can count. By the time we got to take it off, the edges were scalloped from the abuse she gave it.

Hope sweet little Daisy feels better!
 

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I took it off for about 15 minutes this afternoon and she was like her old self. I really think she just hates the thing that much. I had to put it back on though because she started going after her incision site again. I'm hoping it will heal up enough in a couple more days so I can take that thing off her.
 

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Did you try the Vick's Vapo rub? You could try taking the horrible colar thing off and try it. They don't like the smell of it and stay away from their stitches.
 

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You don't let it touch the stiches. I put it a good 2 - 3 inches away from the stiches and not a lot. Just a small amount all around, but maybe 2 - 3 inches out from the stiches. It is the smell that they don't like and they won't (hopefully) bother that area.
 

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Our Susi nearly went nuts when she had to wear a collar like that, so we took it off and stayed with her the whole time. Taking it in turns to sleep. It was ony for a couple of days, so a bit more difficult for you.
 

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awww...poor Daisy. I hope she is well soon!

Lots of belly rubs from Toby and Lucky.
 
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